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February 13, 2012

Mick Jagger headed to the White House

The Rolling Stones frontman will be among the stars performing next Tuesday as part of the Obama administration's "In Performance at the White House.'"

The White House says the president and First Lady will invite "music legends and contemporary major artists to the White House for a celebration of the blues and in recognition of Black History Month.

The program will include performances by Jagger, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, B.B. King, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader.

The event will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov/live starting at 7:20 PM. It will be broadcast Feb. 27 on PBS stations nationwide. 


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