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White House Rock: The Top 5 Presidential Performances

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We’re always up for scoring a hot concert ticket, but we regret to inform you that we are not on the list for tonight’s most exclusive VIP-only show. In honor of Jewish American Heritage month, piano phenom Regina Spektor will perform tonight at the White House for the Obamas. Though it has a long tradition of hosting musicians, the president’s pad has historically been booked with classical instrumentalists and Broadway singers. Yet over the past few decades (minus those eight years of George W. Bush, who was never terribly popular among musicians), more pop and rock acts have graced the nation’s top stage, including current tween sensations Justin Bieber and the Jonas Brothers. After the jump, check out our five favorite performances from the Clinton and Obama administrations.
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