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0 Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, and Beyonce' to Jam for Barack

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  • by Kingsley H. Smith
  • 01/15/2009

The Presidential Inaugural Committee (pic2009.org) has confirmed the talent line-up scheduled to perform on Sunday afternoon, January 18, 2009, 2:30 pm Eastern at the "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial."

The event is free and open to the public, and may be worth the trip to Washington, DC.

Here are the confirmed performers:

  • Beyonce'
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Stevie Wonder
  • John Legend
  • Usher
  • Herbie Hancock
  • will.i.am
  • Shakira
  • Bono
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Sheryl Crow
  • James Taylor
  • John Mellencamp
  • Josh Groban
  • Garth Brooks
  • Renee Fleming
  • Heather Headley
  • Jennifer Nettles

Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, and Martin Luther King III will read historical passages after each musical set as the stage is changed for the next performer.

More talent will be announced as they are confirmed.

HBO will broadcast the event live with a replay scheduled for later in the evening.

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