Saturday, February 19, 2011

WHITE HOUSE HONORING 50-YEARS OF MOTOWN IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH


*blaring out the speakers Frankie Beverly and Maze* "Before I let you go, oh...I would never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never let you go before I go…"


In honor of Black History Month the White House will host a concert honoring the 50-year legacy of Motown this Thursday (Feb. 24). The President and First Lady have invited contemporary and classic artist to perform at the White House.

The artist set to perform include: Smokey Robinson; Natasha Bedingfield; Sheryl Crow; Jamie Foxx; Nick Jonas; Gloriana; John Legend; Ledisi (that’s a good look for her!); “Glee” stars Amber Riley and Mark Salling; Seal; and Jordin Sparks.

 “The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House” will be held in the East Room at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday and broadcast on PBS on March 1 at 8 p.m. E.T.

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