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Entertainers at the White House, 1981-1989 

All performed at the White House unless otherwise noted.

1981
2/24/1981, Excerpts from a "Chorus Line," Governors dinner
2/26/1981, Dance Theatre of Harlem, State Visit of Great Britain
5/2/1981, Bobby Short, Dinner for Prince Charles of Great Britain
5/7/1981, Shirley Verrett, State Visit of Japan
5/13/1981, US Women's Gymnastics Team, Luncheon for Senate wives
5/21/1981, Juilliard String Quartet, State Visit of West Germany
6/30/1981, Vincent Dowling, State Visit of Australia
7/8/1981, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, White House concert
8/5/1981, Robert Fizdale and Arthur Gold, State Visit of Egypt
9/9/1981, Andre-Michel Schub, State Visit of Israel
9/10/1981, Salute to Lionel Hampton, White House concert
9/23/1981, Statler Brothers, Congressional Barbecue
10/13/1981, Ella Fitzgerald, State Visit of Spain
11/2/1981, Benny Goodman, State Visit of Jordan
11/17/1981, Robert Goulet, State Visit of Venezuela
11/22/1981, "In Performance, Young Artists at the White House," Rudolf Serkin, Ida Levin, Beverly Sills, Concert
12/20/1981, "In Performance, Young Artists at the White House," Beverly Sills, Concert

1982
1/25/1982, Vincent Dowling, Congressional Dinner
2/3/1982, Itzhak Perlman, Samuel Sanders, State Visit of Egypt
2/23/1982, "Sophisticated Ladies" (Ellington band), Governors Dinner
3/7/1982, "In Performance, Young Artists at the White House," Merle Haggard, Mark O'Connor (Rancho Sierra Grande, California), Concert
3/17/1982, Frank Patterson, Eily O'Grady, Luncheon for Prime Minister of Ireland
3/25/1982, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, State Visit of Italy
3/28/1982, "In Performance, Young Artists at the White House," Gene Kelly, Martha Graham Dance company, San Francisco Ballet
4/19/1982, George Shearing, Brian Torff, State Visit of Netherlands
4/22/1982, New York Renaissance Band, Anniversary of the Folger Shakespeare Library
5/12/1982, Sergio Mendes Brazil '88, State Visit of Brazil
6/16/1982, Manhattan/Downeast Chamber orchestra, Reception for American Symphony Orchestra Trustees
6/21/1982, US Women's Gymnastics Team, Luncheon for Senate Wives
7/4/1982, Jack Daniels original Silver Cornet band, White House Picnic
7/13/1982, Brass Fireman and Johnson Mountain Boys, Reception for Congressional children
7/29/1982, New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, State Visit of India
9/16/1982, The Fifth Dimension, State Visit of Philippines
9/30/1982, Tammy Wynette, Roger Williams, Congressional Barbecue
10/12/1982, Frederica von Stade, Martin Katz, State Visit of Indonesia
11/7/1982, "In Performance, Young Artists at the White House," Itzhak Perlman, Ken Noda, Concert
11/15/1982, Peter Nero, Richard Nanista, State Visit of West Germany
12/4/1982, "In Performance, Young Artists at the White House," Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Chic Corea, Itzhak Perlman, Jim Faddis, Diane Schuur, Concert
12/7/1982, Pinchas and Eugenia Zukerman, Marc Neikrug, State Visit of Pakistan
12/13/1982, Excerpts for "Annie" Christmas party

1983
1/3/1983, Readings by Eddie Albert, Congressional Dinner
2/27/1983, Pearl Bailey, Governors Dinner
3/3/1983, San Francisco Opera and Symphony, (HM de Young Museum) Dinner for Queen Elizabeth II in San Francisco
4/6/1983, "In Performance, Young Artists at the White House," Itzhak Perlman, Muir and Juilliard String Quartets, Concert
4/12/1983, Anna Moffo, Robert Merrill, State Visit of Oman
4/19/1983, Cy Coleman, Private Dinner
5/16/1983, The Haydn Trio, Senate wives Luncheon
5/30/1983, Leontyne Price and Eugene Fodor, (Williamsburg) Economic Summit Dinner
6/6/1983, "In Performance, Young Artists at the White House," Mary Martin, John Raitt, Itzhak Perlman, Judith Blazer, Liz Callaway, Annette Cardona, Bruce Hubbard, Michael Ross, KT Sullivan, Marleta Warneke, Concert
6/7/1983, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, State Visit of Ivory Coast
6/12/1983, The Beach Boys, Special Olympics
7/4/1983, BJ Thomas, Staff party
7/19/1983, Byron Janis, State Visit of Bahrain
9/15/1983, Sergio Franchi, State Visit of Portugal
9/18/1983, "In Performance, Young Artists at the White House, Metropolitan Opera" Leontyne Price, James Levine, Karen Bureau, Marvis Martin, Gail Dubinaum, Timothy Jenkins, Brian Schexnayder, Terry Cook, Concert
9/24/1983, Red Steagull, Coleman County Cowboys, Barbecue for Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
10/1/1983, Marvin Hamlisch, Karen Wolfe, Private Dinner for Princess Margaret
10/4/1983, Sherrill Milnes, Jon Spong, State Visit of West Germany
10/6/1983, The Oak Ridge Boys, Congressional Barbecue
12/1/1983, "In Performance, Young Artists at the White House," Leontyne Price, Kevette Cartledge, Milton Grayson, David Weatherspoon, Lillias White, Richard Smallwood singers, Howard University Choir, Shiloh Gospel choir, (Shiloh Church) concert
12/7/1983, Ferrante and Teicher, State Visit of Nepal
12/12/1983, Mr. T, Diplomatic children's Christmas party
12/21/1983, Michael Davis, Christmas party

1984
1/10/1984, Isaac Stern and Andrew Wolf, State Visit of China
2/26/1984, Bob Newhart, Governors Dinner
2/28/1984, Peter Nero and Mel Torme, State Visit of Austria
3/16/1984, Vincent Dowling, The Dolan Family, Luncheon for Prime Minister of Ireland
3/22/1984, Julio Iglesias, State Visit of France
4/10/1984, Wayne Newton, State Visit of Dominican Republic
5/15/1984, Gloria Loring, State Visit of Mexico
5/17/1984, Little Ambassadors of Shanghai, National Federation of Republican Women Tea
5/24/1984, Tony Randall, "Tails Animal Characters" Blackstone The Magician, Bonnie Franklin, George Segal's Banjo band, Gaullaudet Dance co., Burl Ives, United Street Force, Eddie Fernandez, Special Arts Festival
6/12/1984, Dianne Schuur, Senate Wives Luncheon
6/18/1984, Frank Sinatra, State Visit of Sri Lanka
6/21/1984, Charlie Daniels, Congressional Festival
6/27/1984, Montgomery County Schools Children's Chorus, Great American Families ceremony
8/26/1984, Juice Newton, Barbecue for Women's Equality Day
10/9/1984, Theatreworks USA, "First Lady" Eleanor Roosevelt Centennial Luncheon
11/13/1984, Twyla Tharp Dance Company, State Visit of Luxembourg
12/4/1984, Andy Williams, State Visit of Venezuela
12/11/1984, Lester Lanin Orchestra, Congressional Ball
12/20/1984, Dom Deluise, Christmas Party

1985
2/11/1985, Madame Montserrat Caballe, State Visit of Saudi Arabia
2/24/1985, Lee Greenwood, Governors Dinner
3/11/1985, Karen Akers, Dinner for Queen of Thailand
3/19/1985, Pete Fountain, State Visit of Argentina
4/17/1985, Fernando Bujones and Marianna Tcherkassky, State Visit of Algeria
5/20/1985, "Teddy and Alice" Gordon Standly, Ellen McClain, Ron Raines, Paul Richards, John McNamara, Jeanne Lehman, Senate Wives Luncheon
6/12/1985, Mstislav Rostropovich, Lambert Orkis, State Visit of India
7/15/1985, Boston Symphony Orchestra, John Williams, 100th Anniversary concert
7/23/1985, Grace Bumbry and Gregg Baker, State Visit of China
9/10/1985, Vic Damone, State Visit of Denmark
9/17/1985, Cliff Robertson, Jason Ellsworth, Gatlin Brothers, Jermaine Jackson, Geri Jewell, Louisiana Very Special Arts Quintet, Inspire ‘85
9/18/1985, Mickey Gilley, Congressional Barbecue
9/30/1985, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Private Dinner for Liechtenstein
10/8/1985, Karen Akers, Mark Hummel, State Visit of Singapore
11/9/1985, Leontyne Price, David Garvey, Dinner for Prince Charles and Princess Diana
12/9/1985, Emmanuel Lewis, Avner the Eccentric, Christmas Party
12/10/1985, Michael Carney Orchestra, Congressional Ball
12/19/1985, Peter Duchin, Christmas Party

1986
1/14/1986, Jessye Norman, Phillip Moll, State Visit of Ecuador
2/7/1986, Michael Carney Orchestra, Maria Nieves Rego Juan Carols Copes, Private Dinner
2/23/1986, Rich Little, Governors Dinner
3/18/1986, Rosalyn Tureck, State Visit of Canada
5/20/1986, Shirley Anne Seguin, Robert Roux, Senate Wives Luncheon
6/17/1986, Dave Brubeck Quartet, State Visit of Uruguay
7/16/1986, Eugene Fodor, Judith Olson, State Visit of Pakistan
8/14/1986, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Cast of "Hot Mikado" The Wonder Company, Congressional Picnic
9/10/1986, Paul Anka, State Visit of Brazil
10/5/1986, Vladimir Horowitz, Concert
10/14/1986, Michael Feinstein, Dinner for Prince Rainier
10/21/1986, Joel Grey, State Visit of West Germany
10/26/1986, In Performance, "Tribute to American Music" Marvin Hamlisch, Priscilla Baskerville, George Merritt, Kitty Carlisle Hart, The Manhattan Transfer, Sarah Vaughan, Concert
12/9/1986, Lionel Hampton Dance Band, Congressional Ball
12/15/1986, Shari Lewis and "Lambchop", Christmas Party
12/18/1986, Doug Henning, Christmas Party

1987
2/22/1987, Sarah Vaughn, George Gaffney, Andrew Simpkins, Harold Jones, Governors Dinner
2/23/1987, Rob Coles as "Thomas Jefferson" Luncheon for Governor's Wives
3/8/1987, In Performance, "Tribute to American Music," Marvin Hamlisch, Vic Damone, Liza Minnelli, Bobby Short, US Marine Band, Concert
3/31/1987, Dionne Warwick, State Visit of France
4/30/1987, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mathis, State Visit of Japan
5/18/1987, Bruce Hubbard, Senate Wives Luncheon
6/28/1987, In Performance, "Tribute to American Music," Marvin Hamlisch, June Allyson, Patti Austin, Kaye Ballard, Mel Torme, John F. Campbell, Donald Osborne, US Marine band, Concert
9/9/1987, Marilyn Horne, Martin Katz, State Visit of Sweden
9/23/1987, US Marine Band, Arlington Sound Works Barbershop Quartet, The Wonder Company, Congressional Picnic
9/27/1987, Vladimir Feltsman, Concert
10/6/1987, Yo Yo Ma, Dinner for Crown Prince of Japan
10/14/1987, Lionel Hampton, State Visit of El Salvador
10/18/1987, "In Performance," Marvin Hamlisch, Johnny Mathis, Roberta Flack, Barbara Cook, Alisan Porter, Todd Hartman, Doc Severinsen, Concert
11/10/1987, Roberta Peters, Yakov Kreizberg, State Visit of Israel
12/8/1987, Van Cliburn, State Visit of USSR
12/14/1987, Dom Deluise Reception for Press
12/14/1987, "Alf" and Willard Scott, Diplomatic children's Christmas Party
12/15/1987, Michael Carney Band, Congressional Ball
12/22/1987, Rich Little, Christmas Party

1988
1/28/1988, Patti Austin, David Benoit, State Visit of Egypt
2/5/1988, Marvin Hamlisch, Donna Marie Elio, President's Birthday Luncheon
2/21/1988, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Governors Dinner
2/28/1988, "In Performance," Marvin Hamlisch, Pearl Bailey, Jerry Herman, Larry Kert, Judy Juhn, Pamela Myers, Jerry Orbach
4/11/1988, Barbara Cook, Wally Harper, Robert Dodelin, Dinner for King and Queen of Sweden
4/24/1988, In Performance, "Salute to Broadway II," Marvin Hamlisch, Bea Arthur, Jennifer Holliday, Dorothy Loudon, Mary Martin, Elaine Paige, Michael Berkowitz, Wendy Bobbitt, Fran Forchetti, Louis Magor, Richard Sarpola, Concert
4/27/1988, Bruce Hubbard, Larry Woodard, State Visit of Canada
5/31/1988, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Dave Brubeck, Bill Smith, Chris Brubeck, Randy Jones, Eugene Wright, Dinner for Gorbachev at Spaso House (Moscow, USSR)
6/15/1988, John Eaton, Senate Wives Luncheon
6/27/1988, Christopher Parkening, State Visit of Turkey
7/4/1988, US Marine Band, Sugarfoot Cloggers, Arlington Soundworks, Marine Dixieland band Wonder Company, National Park service characters and Pet a Farm, Abracadabra Magician Jim Shea, Staff party
8/6/1988, Marvin Hamlisch, Shirley Jones, Stubby Kaye, Lee Roy Reams, "Chorus Line" cast, Morgan State University Choir, US Marine band, US Army band, US Navy Sea chanters, USAF Singing Sergeants
7/26/1988, The Moody Brothers, Take Pride In America Ceremony
9/15/1988, The Capitol Steps, US Marine band, Country Current of US Navy band, Congressional Barbecue
9/29/1988, Peggy Lee, Private Dinner for President of France
10/6/1988, Pete Fountain, State Visit of Mali
11/16/1988, Michael Feinstein, State Visit of Great Britain
12/12/1988, Peter Duchin, Congressional Ball
12/13/1988, California Raisins, Abracadabra the Magician, Diplomatic children's Christmas party
12/20/1988, Yakov Smirnoff, Senior Staff Christmas party