A SONG HE KNOWS

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Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:17 PM
A SONG HE KNOWS

Jennifer Hudson showed them how it's done at the Commander in Chief's Ball tonight. President Barack Obama danced with first lady Michelle Obama as Hudson cut loose with a rousing rendition of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together."

That song and Obama are not strangers.

The last time Obama met that song in public was a year ago, at a fundraiser at New York's famed Apollo Theater. He crooned a few bars, to the delight of the crowd. Then he joked he'd survived the Sandman — a reference to Sandman Sims, the tap dancer who chased unpopular acts offstage at the Apollo for decades.

Also: Here's what you've undoubtedly been looking for — a picture of the first lady and her gown.

— Michele Salcedo — Twitter http://twitter.com/michelesalcedo

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