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Michelle Obama Welcomes the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater to the White House

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    The First Lady hosted an afternoon of workshops and an evening of performances to highlight the contributions of dance to American culture and to honor Judith Jamison, the retiring Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.