Justin Timberlake, Mavis Staples and more bring sounds of soul to the White House

Justin Timberlake’s campaign to charm the universe in its entirety breezed through the White House on Tuesday as he sang, laughed, made others laugh, confessed to stalking the Rev. Al Green and pontificated on the greater spiritual properties of music itself.

The 32-year-old Memphis-born omnipresence floated into the East Room about 8 p.m. as if he lived upstairs. Then he sang “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” as if he wrote it. Then he threw his arm over the shoulder of Steve Cropper, the pioneering guitarist who, along with Otis Redding, actually wrote the song. Read more here.

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