The White House won’t be bereft of indie-approved artists in the coming weeks as Regina Spektor will precede Jack White’s Paul McCartney tribute next month by performing tomorrow, May 27 at the first ever White House reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.
Spektor, who is taking a quick time out from her ongoing world tour in support her 2009 record Far to play the event, says in a statement, “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. 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!”
Spektor will join other invitees including range of community leaders and prominent Jewish-Americans from Olympians and professional athletes to members of Congress, business leaders, authors and military veterans. Suffice to say, in light of these recent White House announcements, we’re even more intrigued by the President’s iTunes playlist.