FW: FLOTUS Pool #1

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From: Francesca Chambers [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015 11:44 AM
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Francesca Chambers
White House Correspondent

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From: Francesca Chambers
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015 11:39 AM
Subject: FLOTUS Pool #1

At 11:14 the first lady stopped by the Diplomatic Reception room to watch 12 musical theater students participating in a workshop with Gloria Estefan.

Estefan was teaching them a rendition of her signature song, "Conga," from the Miami Sound Machine's 1985 album Primitive Love, which is also featured in her new Broadway musical, "On Your Feet."

She was joined by choreographer Sergio Trujillo and On Your Feet star Ana Villafane.

"Wow look at you all, hi!" FLOTUS said as entered the room in the middle of a practice performance, ahead of the real deal tonight at the White House.

"And this is the talented crew," she said, walking toward the front.

"How are you guys doing?" They giggled and said, "Good." "Is it fun?" She asked? "Yes," they said. "Well welcome to the White House."

Mrs.Obama was wearing a sleeveless burnt orange dress, with gold bangle bracelets on her right arm and gold shoes.

Bobbing her head as they performed the musical number for her again, she joined them on the third go round.

"There you go with a shimmy!" Trujillo told the first lady.

The first lady was impressed and asked, "How long have you been here?"

She seemed surprised to find that they learned the number in an hour.

Estefan said the play has a line it along the lines of, you just met the president.

"Well now we gotta change it to, you just did the Conga with the first lady!" she said.

Estefan left the room with Mrs. Obama as they headed to a panel with other theater stars participating in the event at the White House.

"I'll see you later!" FLOTUS said.

The panel is open press, but among those in attendance are Matthew Morrison, Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Weinstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Notable: at the top FLOTUS addressed Paris, then shifted back to the event of the day.

"You know it's going to be a good day when you're hanging out at the White House" with all these stars, she said.

Francesca Chambers
White House Correspondent

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