President Barack Obama hosts Motown concert at White House


US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a tribute to Motown on Thursday, which saw stars Stevie Wonder and Jamie Foxx perform at the White House.

Other musicians appearing on stage included Smoky Robinson, Jamie Wonder, John Legend, Seal, Sheryl Crow, Nick Jonas and Jordin Sparks.

The president honoured Stevie Wonder with the Library of Congress' Gershwin prize in 2009 and says he doubts his wife would have married him if he hadn't been a long-time fan of Motown.

Pictures courtesy of PBS/The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House

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