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Al Green turned down 'Together' time with Obamas
Jan. 22, 2013, 4:40 PM EST
By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer
Al Green says if things had worked out, it would have been him serenading
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle at the inaugural ball.
Jennifer Hudson sang Green's classic "Let's Stay
Together," leaving many to wonder why the soul legend wasn't singing his own hit
for the first couple.
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In a statement to The Associated Press, his representative said Green had
been asked to sing but that scheduling conflicts prevented him from attending
Monday's festivities. Green said he'd be honored to sing for the president in
The Presidential Inaugural Committee did not immediately respond to a request
Obama famously sang a snippet of the song at an event last year that Green
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