Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a soulful day at the White House: The Obamas are showcasing "women of soul."
First lady Michelle Obama is honoring Women's History Month. She welcomed musical legends and up-and-coming singers to the White House Thursday for a daylong celebration of soul.
The first lady calls soul "the kind of music that makes you move, no matter who you are or where you come from."
Singers Melissa Etheridge, Patti LaBelle and Janelle Monae (Moh-NAY') entertained high school and college students at a morning workshop in the State Dining Room.
They're joining Aretha Franklin, Jill Scott, Ariana Grande (Grahn-DAY') and Tessanne (Tes-AN') Chin for an evening concert to be broadcast later on PBS.
LaBelle's advice to the students on song-writing is, quote, "Compose from your soul."
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.