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Shining Star in the White House, baby

Written by Scott Mervis on .

Breaking news:

PRESIDENT AND MRS OBAMA

INVITE MUSIC LEGENDS

EARTH, WIND & FIRE

TO PERFORM AT WHITE HOUSE

Oooooh yeah!

We certainly have change in the White House now, folks.

Can you imagine a headline reading:

PRESIDENT AND MRS BUSH

INVITE MUSIC LEGENDS

EARTH, WIND & FIRE

TO PERFORM AT WHITE HOUSE

Uh-uh.

But now we have a hipster African-American president who grew up in the '70s grooving to "Shining Star" and "September" at the high school dance, and he's in the unique position of being able to order up his EWF - live! - whenever he wants it.

Who said it was all war, recession and bailouts?

Earth Wind & Fire -- from Obama's former hometown of Chicago -- will play the East Room for the U.S. Governors and guests on Sunday, which means Gov. Rendell likely will be in on this action. Hope all those guvs dancing to EW&F doesn't ruin the band for Obama, but that would be an acceptable occupational hazard. He and Michelle can close their eyes if they want when they dance to "That's the Way of the World."

Earth, Wind & Fire will embark on a summer tour with Chicago (the band) June 5 to Aug. 1. No word yet on whether or not we'll get a taste of this, but it's the '70s, so I'm guessing 98 percent yes.

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