October 13th, 2011
06:13 PM ET
The White House will host entertainment in the State Dining Room following the dinner in the East Room, featuring performances by the Ahn Trio and selections by Janelle Monáe.
THE AHN TRIO
Janelle Monáe – A singer, songwriter, producer, and performer from Kansas City, Kansas, Janelle Monáe’s innovative style melds a redefined pop sensibility with an extraordinary mash-up of soul, funk, and rock n’ roll. Monáe’s debut album “The ArchAndroid” was released to widespread acclaim, earning her multiple Grammy nominations, and the Associated Press, the Guardian, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times all named the album “The #1 Album of 2010.” Monáe was also a recipient of the 2011 ASCAP Vanguard Award and was included in the first-ever Women Who Rock exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. A dynamic performer and artistic entrepreneur, Ms. Monáe has launched her own record label called the Wondaland Arts Society and performed worldwide with artistic legends such as Stevie Wonder and Prince.