Pics: Inside the White House’s “Motown” Tribute for Black History Month

Last night, in the East Wing of the White House, performers such as John Legend, Seal and Nick Jonas performed during “The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House” program in honor of Black History Month. Actor Jamie Foxx hosted the evening and kept the crowd laughing all night.  Other entertainers such as headliner Smokey Robinson, Sheryl Crow, Natasha Bedingfield, Jordin Sparks also performed.

Mrs. Obama greeted Mrs. Biden at the start of the concert. The first family sat front row, minus Malia, who was missing in action.

Jamie Foxx opened up the show with a rendition of “Get Ready” by the Temptations. He even tried to get President Obama to dance — a failed attempt.

Other notables in attendance included Motown founder Berry Gordy (with his wife who is just stunning), Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver and D.C. mayor Vincent Gray.