White House To Honor Motown With Concert
Obama Brings Motown Sound To The White House
In celebration of Black History Month, The White House will honor Motown Records with a concert televised by PBS.
The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House “will include tributes to Motown’s distinctive soul-infused pop music sound that solidified its popularity in American culture, and showcase Motown’s impact on all music,” according to a White House statement.
Smokey Robinson, Jamie Foxx, John Legend, Ledisi, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, Gloriana, Nick Jonas, Seal, Jordin Sparks and “Glee’s” Amber Riley and Mark Salling are all set to perform.
President and Mrs. Obama will host the all-star tribute, which will also be streamed on www.whitehouse.gov and www.pbs.org/.
The concert will be held Feb 24th and will air on PBS on March 1st at 8pm.