February 16th, 2011
05:25 PM ET
Washington, D.C. is about to be infused with a little Motown flavor.
The President and First Lady are inviting both contemporary and classic artists to the White House for a concert on Thursday, February, 24. The evening will honor both the 50-year legacy of Motown as well as Black History Month, according to a statement.
Smokey Robinson; Natasha Bedingfield; Sheryl Crow; Jamie Foxx; Nick Jonas; country group Gloriana; John Legend; R&B singer Ledisi; “Glee” stars Amber Riley and Mark Salling; Seal; and Jordin Sparks have all signed up to perform at the event.
If you happen to have an in at the White House, “The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House” will be held in the East Room at 6:30 p.m. But for the rest of us, the concert will be broadcast on PBS stations nationwide on March 1 at 8 p.m. E.T.
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