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Mayor Emanuel Joins President Obama's Star-Studded Birthday Party at the White House

President Obama celebrated his 55th birthday in style, with big Chicago names and celebrity guests gathering at the White House

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    The White House was rocking for a birthday party on Friday night. It was President Obama's 55th birthday celebration and a source who attended the party said Stevie Wonder was among many performers to play for the star-studded crowd.

    As for Chicagoans in attendance — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, as well as rappers Common and Chance the Rapper were all a part of the celebration.

    Celebrities in attendance included Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Paul McCartney, Magic Johnson, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jim Crown.

    Party-goers had to turn in their phones as they arrived, so there are no photos from the fête. However, the party was reportedly still going on past midnight and was reported to be "a fun night."

    Obama turned 55 on Thursday to well-wishes from around the world. He spent Thursday evening dining with his family at one of their favorite restaurants — Fiola Mare, an Italian seafood restaurant on the Georgetown waterfront.

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