In Performance at the White House: Dance Theatre of Harlem
“In Performance at the White House: Dance Theatre of Harlem” showcases an evening of celebration at the White House in honor of Arthur Mitchell and Dance Theatre of Harlem. The program airs Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. (Check local listings.) President and Mrs. Bush welcome Arthur Mitchell for a night of performances by Dance Theatre of Harlem School with guest artists Xzavier Cave, Kip Sturm, Rasta Thomas and Donald Williams. The evening, taped February 6, 2006, also features singers Harolyn Blackwell, Reverend Al Green, Audra McDonald and LeAnn Rimes. Additionally, the program includes interviews with Arthur Mitchell and a behind the scenes look at Dance Theatre of Harlem.
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