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January 11, 2013

A host of celebrities will participate in Obama's re-election festivities

More celebrities are lining up to participate in President Obama's re-election festivities.

The kids’ concert on Jan. 19 and two official inaugural balls on Jan. 21 will include appearances by Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, fun., members of the cast of Glee, John Legend, Katy Perry, Marc Anthony, Mindless Behavior, Nick Cannon, Smokey Robinson, Soul Children of Chicago, Stevie Wonder and Usher.

“We are honored and excited to have such a diverse, talented group of musical guests joining Americans from across the country to celebrate the 57th Inauguration,” said Steve Kerrigan, president and CEO of the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden will host the Kids’ Inaugural Concert. The committee will host two official Inaugural balls -- the commander-in-chief’s ball for members of the U.S. military and the Inaugural Ball for the public.

The committee previously announced Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, and James Taylor will perform at the Inauguration ceremony on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 21.  


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