Time: 10:42 p.m. CEST
It’s the last Fourth of July at the White House for President Barack Obama and his family, and they’re having some people over: military families and two of the president’s favorite performers, singer-songwriter Janelle Monae and rapper Kendrick Lamar, the Associated Press reported. The Democratic president and his wife, Michelle, invite military families each year for a barbecue, concert and view of the fireworks on the National Mall.
This year, they’ll also hear Lamar — Obama said his favorite song of 2015 was the rapper’s “How Much a Dollar Cost” — and Monae, who was a guest at a White House state dinner in May. For a second straight year, rainy weather forced the cancellation of the annual Fourth of July picnic and fireworks watch at the White House. Lamar and Monae will perform indoors, in the East Room.