Obama Plans A-List Farewell Party for White House Friday

Beyonce and Jay Z are expected to be among the attendees
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2017 12:01 AM CST
Obama 'Plans White House Farewell Party Friday'
The Obamas at a White House state dinner.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Obama is weeks away from returning to civilian life, but he's going to party like it's 2009 one last time with a White House bash on Friday, sources tell the Washington Post. In contrast to the Donald Trump transition team's reported struggle to attract A-listers, the party will be a star-studded affair, with likely guests including Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Jay Z, and Usher, as well as Samuel L. Jackson, George Lucas, and Oprah Winfrey, the sources say. The White House announced earlier this week that Obama will deliver his farewell address next Tuesday in Chicago. (On Sunday, Obama defended his legacy on Twitter.)

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