Fw: foreign press pool: dinner entertainment

From: Rob Gentry [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:05 PM
To: Allen, Jessica
Subject: foreign press pool: dinner entertainment



Pool was brought into the State Dining room at 10:27.

The room was set up with a piano and performance space under the Lincoln painting, and was lit a soft shade of purple.  In the front row seated from left to right were Secretary of State Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry, Vice President Biden and Jill Bide, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, and Prime Minister Abe and Akie Abe.

This evening's entertainment is a performance by members of the film version of "Jersey Boys."

John Lloyd Young opened the performance singing the Frankie Valli song, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," accompanied on the piano by Tommy Faragher.

Next, Young introduced the remainder of the performers, Erich Bergen, Vincent Piazza, and Michael Lomenda, and the group then sang "Sherry" by The Four Seasons, which several on the front row including Secretary Kerry seemed to enjoy.

As the pool was led out at 22:36, the foursome started into another favorite from The Four Season, "Big Girls Don't Cry."


Rob Gentry
tv asahi Washington bureau
cell xxx-xxx-xxxx

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