Tuesday night's state dinner in honor of French president Francois Hollande, inside a huge white tent on the South Lawn, is the first such event of Obama's second term.
French president Francois Hollande arrives Monday in the U.S. for a state visit, hoping the glaring absence of his first lady won't steal the limelight from his focus on major policy issues with President Barack Obama.
Two favorite musical artists of some of the most powerful heads of state in the world, John Legend and Mumford & Sons, will entertain President Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron and guests at Wednesday's White House state dinner.
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