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Barbeque for Obama's Rose Garden birthday party. UPDATES Herbie Hancock to play

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WASHINGTON--The White House press area is not far from the White House kitchen---and the outdoor space where chefs set up the barbeque grills. I was working at one of the basement press desks when the fumes of a delicious barbeque wafted through--chicken and hamburgers. The White House kitchen, turns out, is staffing the grills right now--five of them--perhaps cooking for President Obama's 50th birthday bash tonight in the Rose Garden.

UPDATES
Obamafoodorama has the scoop that Herbie Hancock will be performing at the bash tonight.

ABC's Ann Compton(@AnnCompton) is reporting that the the Rose Garden has about 20 round tables set up--and audio speakers are in place. Some 200 are expected.

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