May 26th, 2010
03:45 PM ET
The White House is rapidly becoming one of the best places to catch a great live performance these days.
Esperanza Spalding, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and the cast of "Glee" have all been there for a performance or two, and now the First Couple has tapped Regina Spektor to perform at the first ever White House reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.
The celebration, scheduled to take place on Thursday, will feature a variety of guests, including prominent Jewish American business leaders, athletes, writers and members of Congress.
The musician - currently on an international tour for her latest album, “far" - expressed her gratitude in a statement.
"Having moved to America from Soviet Russia as a child with my family, we dreamed of reconnecting with our religious traditions and of making America our home," Spektor said.
"Having lived here for over twenty years, it is an unimaginable honor to be invited to the White House by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, to an event celebrating Jewish Americans, and to be counted among them," she added. "Nothing in the world could make us feel more accepted and at home!"
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