Saturday, February 6, 2010

Music Series at The White House Continues on Wednesday, February 10th

Pictured is Mrs. Obama at First Music Series (Jazz Music) in June, 2009..File Photo:(Marvin Joseph/twp - The Washington Post)

Music legends Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Natalie Cole, Jennifer Hudson and many more will perform at the White House next week, as the President and First Lady continue their celebration of music series with: "In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement."

The 2010 White House Music Series begins on Wednesday, February 10th, when the President and First Lady will host "In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" - a concert celebrating Black History month. Participants include Yolanda Adams, Joan Baez, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Seal, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Howard University Choir, and The Freedom Singers, featuring Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, Rutha Harris, Charles Neblett and Toshi Reagon. Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Queen Latifah and Joanne Woodward will be guest speakers for this concert which will feature songs from the Civil Rights Movement as well as readings from famous Civil Rights speeches and writings. The President will make opening remarks at this concert held in the East Room which will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov starting at 5:15 p.m. ET.

The concert will be televised on February 11th at 8:00 p.m. ET on public broadcasting stations nationwide as part of WETA Washington, D.C.’s "In Performance at the White House" series. NPR will also produce a one-hour concert special from this event for broadcast nationwide on NPR Member stations throughout the month of February, beginning February 12th. The special will be available on www.npr.org/music .

Courtesy: FoxNews Blog and White House Blog