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President Obama to be welcomed for second term by superstar inaugural performers

 
President Obama to be welcomed for second term by superstar inaugural performers
Posted January 11th, 2013 @ 1:01pm by Rachel Rose Hartman | Yahoo! News

(Yahoo!) - Presidential inauguration attendees will be entertained by some of the country's biggest musical stars, including Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Usher and Brad Paisley, the President Inaugural Committee announced on Friday.

The stars will perform at the inaugural concert for kids on Jan. 19 and at the official inaugural balls on Jan. 21.

Stevie Wonder, cast members from "Glee," John Legend, Marc Anthony, Smokey Robinson, Nick Cannon, Mindless Behavior, Soul Children of Chicago and the Far East Movement are also slated to perform.

“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,” Steve Kerrigan, president and CEO of the committee, said in the Friday statement.

The committee announced Wednesday that Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor have been chosen to perform at the president's swearing-in ceremony.

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