In other news, as many as 12 people were killed today in a mass shooting at the Washington Naval Yard.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says the beats and melodies in Latin music are so irresistible that even President Barack Obama “will shake his groove thing” Monday night.
Gloria Estefan, Romeo Santos, Lila Downs, Marco Antonio Solis and other top Latin musicians are joining the Obamas to tape the latest installment of the PBS series, “In Performance at the White House.” It will celebrate the various styles of Latin music during Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sunday.
Obama is scheduled to make brief remarks.
The first lady spoke during a late-morning workshop for local high school students with some of the artists, including Estefan and her husband, Emilio, of Miami Sound Machine.
Update: And it only took a public shaming to get them to cancel it.
(Politico) – The White House has postponed a concert scheduled for Monday night, citing sensitivity toward the victims of the Navy Yard mass shooting and their families.
“In light of today’s tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard and out of respect for the victims and their families, Musica Latina will be postponed to a new date,” the White House said in updated guidance.
First lady Michelle Obama joked earlier Monday that President Obama might get in on the fun at the event. “Even the president, you will see tonight, will shake his groove thing every now and then,” she said.