We're getting way excited at my school. We'll all be watching in our classrooms. Two of my students are going to it! Lucky. The list of performers performing at the pre-inaugural day concert seems to be growing too. Guess everyone wants to be a part of it. What's up with Bono though. Are we gonna get to hear him pontificate on behalf of the rest of the world now? He's getting on my nerves lately actually. Sort of self serving. Like his godchildren's parents Angie and Brad.
Bono, Bruce in Inaugural Concert
on January 12, 2009 2:53 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)
Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Garth Brooks, Beyonce and Mary J. Blige are some of the performers in the pre-inaugural concert event at the Lincoln Memorial Sunday afternoon that will be carried exclusively later that day on HBO.
Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, John Legend, Usher, Shakira, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp, Jennifer Nettles and Heather Headly will be also part of the two hour event, titled "We are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial" running this Sunday at 7 p.m. on HBO, which will make its signal free to all receiving cable or satellite.
Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Martin Luther King III will read historical passages. The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson will give the invocation. More performers will be announced as they are confirmed, a press release today said.
The televised event, taken from the afternoon event earlier in the day, will be produced by people behind "The Kennedy Center Honors," various Olympic ceremonies and "The American Film Institute Salutes."
Greenwich native Rob Mathes will be music director and arranger for the backup band that will support all of the artists.
The event itself held Sunday afternoon is free and open to the public.