Obama Celebrating 50th B-Day in Chicago

Obama returns to his hometown Aug. 3 for a birthday concert fundraiser

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    April 15, 2011: President Obama, ending a trio of fundraisers in Chicago, asked supporters to be excited for the future while resurrecting the campaign mantra that helped get him elected more than two years ago. (Published Thursday, Jul 14, 2011)

    President Barack Obama picked Chicago to celebrate his big 5-0, complete with a b-day party at Aragon Ballroom.

    Obama returns to his hometown Aug. 3 to mark the occasion, according to the Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet. The "Birthday Concert" fundraiser will include celeb performances and a dinner with the president for the highest donors.

    Tickets range from $50 per person for the "limited" concert to $38,500 per couple for a souvenir photo and more.

    No word yet on who will perform, but Jennifer Hudson is rumored to be on the docket.

    Obama's birthday is Aug. 4. Money raised at the fundraiser benefits Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic Committee Fund.