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Shakin' it loose



Gov.-elect Charlie Crist's inaugural celebration started early -- and loud -- with a prayer breakfast this morning at Florida A&M University.

More than 1,000 people filed into FAMU's basketball gymnasium for the event, which became a hand-clapping, toe-tapping party thanks to the inspired singing of Vickie Winans. As she finished a rousing rendition of "Shake Yourself Loose," Crist rose from his seat, put an arm around Winans and briefly danced with Winans on the stage.

Behind them, a large blue banner features the inscription, "Celebrating the people of Florida."

Crist will take the oath of office at noon as Florida's 44th governor.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:24pm]


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