Preview of the White House State Dinner

Glitz and glamour make a comeback at the White House  tonight, as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host their second White House State Dinner, this time in honor of Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife Margarita Zavala. Exhaustive preparation has gone into this elegant tradition of celebrating diplomatic ties between the two countries -- and hopefully, no uninvited guests will crash the party (like the embarrassing spectacle of couple Tareq and Michaele Salahi at last year's soiree). Here's a rundown of the Obamas' lead-up events, and a preview of tonight's black-tie dinner...


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