President Obama Honors The Blues With “Red, White, & Blue” Performance

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President Obama Red, White, Blue Performance Honors Blues

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‎[pullquote quote="This concert at the White House celebrates the musical contributions that the Blues have made to our culture." credit="CPB CEO, Patricia Harrison"]In honor of Black History Month, President and Mrs. Obama will once again host the Emmy Award Nominated Series, “In Performance at the White House.” The PBS special, taped in the East Room of the White House, will air on all PBS networks nationwide February 27 at 8 pm (CT).

The program, honoring the American tradition of the Blues, will be hosted by Taraji P. Henson. Performances throughout the night include Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader.

[photogallerylink id=38910 align=left]“This concert at the White House celebrates the musical contributions that the Blues have made to our culture,” said Patricia Harrison, President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The special, as well as President Obama’s remarks, will be streamed live on the White House and PBS website. The American Forces Network will also broadcast this event at a later date to service men and women and civilians at Department of Defense locations around the world.

You may have remembered last year’s “In Performance at the White House” honoring Sir Paul McCartney. Yes, your #1 Beatlemaniac, Terri Hemmert was in attendance. Can you pick her out of the crowd in the video above?

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