WASHINGTON--President Obama and First Lady Michelle will give the first glimpse of their entertaining style Sunday night when they host a black-tie White House dinner for the National Governors Association.
The East Wing, run by the First Lady has been working on the details of the dinner for several weeks.
It is the debut for White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, the Chicago executive and friend of both the President and First Lady.
"The White House is the place where our bond as Americans is strengthened," said Rogers in a statement. "We look forward to welcoming the nation's governors to celebrate our democratic ideals, our diversity, our shared values and the best of the American spirit."
The evening will feature performances by the Marine Corps band and Earth Wind and Fire, the jazz and rhythm and blues group from the 1970s with Chicago roots.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to attend.