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Common Performs Poetry at the White House – **UPDATED with full text of Common’s poem**

Common came under attack from conservative media outlets this week after he was booked to perform at the White House. Fox News and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin criticized First Lady Michelle Obama’s decision to include him in a poetry … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama: Poetry Student Workshop at the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about the importance of poetry and self-expression as she hosts a White House Poetry Student Workshop with students and poets like Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Kenny Goldsmith, Alison Knowles, and Aimee Mann. May 11, 2011. … Continue reading

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The Wedding Singer: Would You Let This Woman Sing At Your Wedding?

Sweeter than heaven, hotter than hell. Sounds like something I’d say to my wife, Gaby, since both comments describe her perfectly. But come on, as a wedding song? I mean for seduction, anticipation of pending passion, perfect – but as … Continue reading

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