Tuesday, January 13, 2009

7 days,

George Stevens Jr., the producer of the Barack Obama inaugural celebration show that will be taking place at the Washington Monument on Sunday. The president-elect and his family are due to attend, with Obama expected to speak. Stevens was blown away by how easy it was to book talent for the event.

“On that first day, we asked Springsteen, Bono and Garth Brooks within a period of 45 minutes and got three `yeses.’ We said, `This is going to be fun.’”

Other performers include Stevie Wonder, Renee Fleming, Garth Brooks, Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, Mellencamp, Usher, Shakira, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Beyonce and Jennifer Nettles. Historical passages will be read by Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah and Denzel Washington, with other celebrities expected to join them.

HBO - 7 p.m. EST. 10 p.mo PST.

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Yves said...

Supposedly over 2 million ppl are expected to show up there. It's like a political woodstock.

insomniaclolita said...

usher? john legend? beyonce? urgh urgh urggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh