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Ford’s Theater debut of “Violet” draws big names

Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife Sharon Malone, shown here at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner last year, attended the theater on Wednesday. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife Sharon Malone, shown here at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner last year, attended the theater on Wednesday. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Hey, isn’t that … top officials from all three branches of government in the audience at Wednesday’s opening-night performance of “Violet” at Ford’s Theater.

Among those taking in the new gospel-rock musical were Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife, Sharon Malone,  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, White House social secretary Jeremy Bernard, and a slew of lawmakers, including former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), and Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Lisa Murkowski, (R-Alaska) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho).

So much for the separation of powers.

More Hey, isn’t that . . .? and even more sightings. . . Had a sighting? Share it at reliablesource@washpost.com.

 

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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