April 17, 2014

President Obama Serenades Apollo Crowd

( 4UMF NEWS ) President Obama Serenades Apollo Crowd

President Obama was the crooner-in-chief Thursday night, taking the stage at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater and serenading supporters with an Al Green classic.

Capping three fund-raisers in the city, Obama softly sang the opening to “Let’s Stay Together,” with Green himself giving the Prez props for his chops.

“We’re so honored. It’s the first time we’ve ever had a sitting President at the Apollo,” the venue’s CEO, Jonelle Procope, said of the event where tickets went for $100 to $25,000.

Earlier, Obama met Jewish leaders at upper East Side restaurant Daniel and said the election is “going to be a tough race, regardless of who they nominate.”

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Noting that the focus will be on how the economy has fared since the Great Recession, he declared: “I believe we have a great story to tell on that front,” but he acknowledged that “unemployment is still too high and people are hurting.”

“My main message to you,” he added, “is I intend to win.”

Two dinners were held at Daniel — one cost attendees $5,000 a plate, the other $15,000.

He also stopped at director Spike Lee’s brownstone on 63rd St., where 40 backers paid a whopping $38,500 per person.

Story @ NYDailyNews