Barack fulfills promise to Michelle with Broadway date

Monday June 1, 2009

The Obama girls have their puppy and now their mum has also been given her reward for her campaign efforts.

US First Lady Michelle was wined and dined by her husband President Barack Obama, who'd promised her a date in New York as soon as he could get a night off.  

Big Apple residents, in a crowd at times eight deep, clapped the couple as they made their way to a romantic meal at Blue Hill, a West Village restaurant known for its use of organic produce. Dinner was followed by Broadway show Joe Turner's Come And Gone. 

A play about poor African Americans in the early 20th century, the story focuses on residents in a boarding house who recall their migration from the sharecropping farms of the American South to the industrialised North  

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