Caitlin Swift Staff Writer
Since Obama has taken office it seems the White House is the hottest place to catch a show! From Beyoncé and Kelly Clarkson singing at the Inauguration to Darren Criss and Fun. playing at the Ball, Mr. President has impeccable taste in music. Last night was no different! “In Performance at the White House” has been rocking since 1978 and was created to celebrate the performing arts and make them accessible to all Americans.
Memphis Soul music was the theme of the night. Performers included Booker T. Jones, Ben Haprer, Alabama Shakes, Mavis Staples, and of course Mr. suit & tie himself, Justin Timberlake. When introducing the acts President Obama let us know why Memphis soul is so important, ““This is the music that asked us to try a little tenderness.” He continued “It’s the music that put Mr. Big Stuff in his place. And it’s the music that challenged us to accept new ways of thinking with four timeless words: ‘Can you dig it?’”
Timberlake, who is enjoying his third straight week at No.1 on the charts, wowed the White House with his rendition of (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay, made famous by Otis Redding. You can catch Justin and all the other performers when “In Performance at the White House” airs April 16th on PBS!
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