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Gay Men's Chorus of L.A. to serenade President Obama

September 22, 2011 |  6:14 pm


The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles will perform for President Obama when he visits the L.A. area next week as part of a fundraising event for his 2012 reelection campaign.

Organizers said the chorus will sing at the House of Blues in West Hollywood on Monday. The event, hosted by actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson of the TV series "Modern Family," is a fundraiser that carries a hefty price tag for entry, ranging from $250 to $10,000. A number of Hollywood industry personalities are expected to attend Monday's event, which will also feature a performance from Grammy-nominated artist B.o.B.

The president's visit to L.A. will also include a stop at the Fig & Olive restaurant on Melrose Place, according to published reports.

The Gay Men's Chorus of L.A. said it has recently appointed a new artistic director, E. Jason Armstrong, who is currently a doctoral candidate in choral music at USC's Thornton School of Music.


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Photo: Members of the Gay Men's Chorus of L.A. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times