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Sarah Jessica Parker participates in White House talent show

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May 20, 2014 | 10:06pm EDT

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker showed off her dancing and singing skills at the White House on Tuesday (20May14) as part of a new arts initiative spearheaded by Michelle Obama.

The Sex and the City star partnered with America's First Lady for the Turnaround Arts program, which brings the arts into some of the most underprivileged schools in the U.S. To showcase the work that has already been accomplished by the scheme, students from across America gathered in Washington, D.C. for a talent show, and were joined by Hollywood stars including Parker, Sir Elton John, actress Alfre Woodard, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Groban and Tim Robbins.

Woodard led a student brass band, while Parker went back to her roots and danced with a group of girls to You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile from Annie, which she starred in on Broadway in 1979. The Turnaround Arts initiative was launched in 2012, and stars including Kal Penn, Forest Whitaker, Kerry Washington, and Yo-Yo Ma have all participated.

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