Lionel Richie to Headline White House Party Tonight

Lionel Richie to Headline White House Party Tonight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hosting dinner at the White House Tuesday for dozens of African leaders in town for a summit focused on boosting U.S. business and security ties with the continent.

The White House says singer Lionel Richie will entertain the leaders during the dinner on the South Lawn. First lady Michelle Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden, will also attend.

Guests will dine on chilled spiced tomato soup, chopped farm-stand vegetable salad, grilled dry-aged beef and cappuccino fudge cake. The meal will be accompanied by three American wines.

Ahead of the dinner, Obama will speak at a U.S.-Africa business forum. He’s also scheduled to attend summit meetings Wednesday.

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