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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Nick Verreos
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is all the more poignant this year because it also is the second inaugural for America's first black president. To mark the occasion, the Kennedy Center will host a free concert Sunday featuring legendary singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson.
Michelle Obama has proven her fashion savvy time and again since she was introduced as first lady in a lemongrass-yellow sheath and coat by Isabel Toledo on Inauguration Day 2009 _ so much so that we don't discuss it nearly as much as we used to.
She also makes "conscious choices" about what she's going to wear, knowing that people will take note _ and read into it, he says.
"I know I always gravitate to the woman who's not the wallflower, and the first lady is no wallflower," Verreos says.