Here’s what the Loop is reading this morning:

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright shows off her skills. (Paul Morigi/GETTY IMAGES FOR THE THELONIOUS)

Hidden talent — Has Madeleine Albright found a second career? The former Secretary of State recently took to the Kennedy Center stage, putting in an impressive performance behind a drumset.

Kissing the rings? — The road to the White House apparently runs directly through the set of “The View.” The Obamas are making their first joint appearance on the all-ladies gabfest (the President has been on five previous times solo and the First Lady four times herself). And after dissing the venue in a caught-on-tape remarks, Mitt Romney’s going in for a sit-down in the lion’s den next month.