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At Last: Beyonce Serenades President & Mrs. Obama

Beyonce stepped back into her Cadillac Records character Etta James to sing "At Last," and sing the hell out of it, for President and Mrs. Obama's first dance at last night's HD Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. It's hard to imagine either a better singer or song for the occasion - sorry, Etta - especially the line "I found a dream that I could speak to/ A dream that I could call my own." Cadillac Records, which by the way is excellent, is due on DVD March 10.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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