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Sarah Jessica Parker makes a stop at the White House for a talent show.


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Sarah Jessica Parker’s fashionable alter ego Carrie Bradshaw was all about girl power during her days on Sex and the City, and the real-life SJP is just as enamored of female friendships. The veteran actress and shoe designer joined forces with fellow fashion icon Michelle Obama to tout the power of arts education. The duo invited students from the Turnaround Arts program—a nonprofit focused on boosting student achievement via the arts—to put on a talent show in the East Room of the White House. “There was so much energy in the room,” says Patsy Lynch, who is part of the White House press corps. “Parker hugged kids, parents and other performers, and made sure her group got lots of attention.” Lynch attached an 80-200 mm lens to her Nikon for the shot. Parker relied on her Broadway repertoire for a performance of Annie’s “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” with the children. Carrie Bradshaw would approve.