These are strange times, indeed, friends... WFMU's Kenny G. (aka Kenneth Goldsmith) has been invited to do a reading at the White House next week, as part of the nation's "Evening of Poetry." Congrats, Kenny!
For those who may only know of Kenny G. for his on-air antics, he is an esteemed writer and artist, and also teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.
The White House's "Evening of Poetry" will be hosted by the President and First Lady, and throws down at 7pm ET on Tuesday (d'oh!) Wednesday, May 11th; the event will be streamed live at whitehouse.gov. Other poets and songwriters who will also take part in the event include Elizabeth Alexander, Billy Collins, Common, Rita Dove, Alison Knowles, Jill Scott, and WFMU pal (!) Aimee Mann.
Earlier that day, Kenny will participate in a workshop for students hosted by Mrs. Obama. This workshop will also be streamed live, starting at 2pm ET.
Woof Moo representing at the White House!