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Connick Jr performs at White House

Published 22/02/2010 | 15:04

Harry Connick Jr performed for students at the White House
Harry Connick Jr performed for students at the White House

Harry Connick Jr performed for children at the White House.

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The Grammy-winning composer and singer was welcomed to the White House by first lady Michelle Obama, who invited him to perform for members of an elementary school glee club.

The star told students that music can get people through the darkest times - even a disaster like Hurricane Katrina, which devastated his hometown, New Orleans, in 2005.

He also invited one of the children to join him and his band onstage and help sing When The Saints Go Marching In.

Connick co-founded the Musicians' Village in New Orleans, which helped provide housing for displaced musicians after Katrina.

Some of the musicians who performed with the celeb live in the village.

Connick also performed later on as part of the National Governors Association's Governor's Ball.

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