Gladys Knight to perform at White House Sunday night

by | Feb. 26, 2011

Mormons We Know

White House press secretary Jay Carney announced today that Gladys Knight will perform for President Obama Sunday at the 2011 Governors' Dinner.

In a C-Span video of the press briefing posted on, Carney's announcement drew some good-natured laughter when a reporter asked, "Are the Pips coming?"

Carney rolled with the lighthearted question: "I will ask about the Pips."

Knight has strong ties to Utah. She joined the Utah-based Mormon Church in 1997 and was the headline act on a CD produced for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

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