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Posted at 9:40 AM ET, 02/25/2011

♪♫ Motown visits the White House

By Melissa Bell
From left, Nick Jonas, Seal, John Legend and Jamie Foxx perform a medley during a tribute to Motown hosted by President Obama at the White House. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

For the second February in a row, Black History Month was celebrated at the White House with "The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House." The Post's Chris Richards writes the concert was a mixed bag -- some great moments and some (sorry, Glee fans!) no so much.

When almost any American musician would clear his or her schedule to play Obama's White House, do we really need to pass the mike to Amber Riley and Mark Salling from the television series "Glee"? (Riley fumbled the lyrics of Wonder's "Living for the City," while Salling's gravelly version of "Just My Imagination" was borderline embarrassing.)

If you missed the live streaming of the event on the White House Web site, you can see the whole show Tuesday night on PBS. To get a feel for it, here's Smokey Robinson and Jennifer Hudson at last year's show:

By Melissa Bell  | February 25, 2011; 9:40 AM ET
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