In Performance at the White House "A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" on WXXI-TV

In Performance at the White House "A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" on WXXI-TV

Thu, 02/11/2010 - 8:00pm

Jennifer Hudson (pictured) is among the performers.

Credit: Courtesy of the artist

President and Mrs. Obama host a concert in the White House East Room in honor of Black History Month.

“In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement,” concert from the White House East Room will air on Thursday, February 11 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). The music special will include Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Seal, Smokey Robinson and the Blind Boys of Alabama, with a complete talent line-up announced in the coming weeks.

This series of performance specials at the White House presents the best of American performing arts. From the Broadway musical to opera, country and western, gospel, ballet, jazz and more, the series has featured the extraordinary richness of American music and dance.

Throughout the year, PBS invites viewers to explore the vast contributions of African Americans. In honor and celebration of Black History Month, February 2010, PBS presents new and encore programs, beginning in January and continuing through February.

 

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