The Obamas have taken great pride in starting the White House concert series, "In Performance at the White House." But first lady Michelle Obama was also fairly frank about who gets to sit in the audience.
Talking to a group of local students Monday morning at the White House, she broke down the demographics: "Whenever we have musicians or artists or movie stars come here to perform -- which these folks will be doing this evening for a bunch of rich people and fancy people and all of that, right -- the most fun is when we invite young people like all of you here during the day so that you get a chance to talk to these folks and learn from them."
At Monday morning's session, previewing Musica Latina night at the White House, were Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Lila Downs, Romeo Santos and Marco Antonio Solis.
Ricky Martin, the most famous of the artists performing Monday night, did not attend the earlier event with the school children.