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Regina Spektor @ Tonic in 2005 (more)
Regina Spektor

"On Thursday May 27th, Sire / Warner Bros. Recording artist Regina Spektor will perform at The White House for the first ever White House reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.

Spektor is thrilled to join President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to celebrate the range and depth of the Jewish American heritage and contributions to American culture.

"Having moved to America from Soviet Russia as a child with my family, we dreamed of reconnecting with our religious traditions and of making America our home" says Spektor. "Having lived here for over twenty years, it is an unimaginable honor to be invited to the White House by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, to an event celebrating Jewish Americans, and to be counted among them. Nothing in the world could make us feel more accepted and at home!"

The celebration will take place in The White House with guests representing the many walks of life that have helped weave the fabric of American history. Invitees include a range of community leaders and prominent Jewish Americans from Olympians and professional athletes to members of Congress, business leaders, authors and military veterans."

Nice! Regina heads to Europe in July. Those dates are below....

Regina Spektor - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 1 - Cooljazz Festival Cascais, PT, PORTUGAL
Jul 3 - Heineken Opener Festival Gdynia, PL
Jul 7 - Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland Montreux, CH
Jul 9 - Cactus Festival Bruges, BE
Jul 11 - RuisRock Festival Turku, FI
Jul 13 - Vega Copenhagen, DK
Jul 15 - Arvika Festival Arvika, SE
Jul 18 - Colours of Ostrava Festival Ostrava, CZ
Jul 20 - The Sage Gateshead, UK
Jul 21 - Leeds Academy Leeds, GB Find Tickets
Jul 22 - Corn Exchange Cambridge, UK

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Comments (13)

Cool..How do I get tickets for the White House gig TM? :)

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 10:29 AM

she's beautiful

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 10:30 AM

I read about her in the Sunday Times once.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 10:39 AM

Cool White House event.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 10:42 AM

how cute

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 10:46 AM

I knew she was russian, didn't know she was a fellow j. we do good again!

Posted by iamtheangel.com | May 26, 2010 12:27 PM

Jewish guys have huge dicks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 1:16 PM

Truth.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 1:20 PM

false

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 1:34 PM

Jewish guys are also really good at sex.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 1:51 PM

Didn't know she was Jewish?! What the fuck?! She wearing the Star of David on the cover of her last album!!

Posted by M | May 26, 2010 2:51 PM

I won't be going to this. The sound at the White House sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 2:56 PM

The Star of David was on Begin to Hope. Far is her most recent album. There is a song on there called "Laughing With" that suggests her faith, and she has never been shy about the subject (nor, of course, should she). It is, as she says, one of the reasons her family came to this country.

And if the sound at the WH was good enough for Pablo Casals when President Kennedy lived there and Bob Dylan last year, it's good enough for me.

Posted by Barth | May 27, 2010 12:36 PM

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