President Obama has held only one news conference this year, but he and First Lady Michelle Obama will get their second command performance of 2012, this one to hear the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David sung by a variety of stars.
Bacharach and David will be awarded the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Price for Popular Song. Singing their works in the East Room for the Obamas will be Sheryl Crow, Michael Feinstein, Diana Krall, Lyle Lovett, Mike Myers, Rumer, Arturo Sandoval, Sheléa and Stevie Wonder.
Actually it’s not clear what Mike Myers will be doing there.
In February, the Obama’s boogied to a “celebration of the blues” performed by various music greats, including Mick Jagger and B.B. King.
In November, a group of country music stars performed.