Hollywood shines at The Obama Inaugural Celebration

Barack and Michelle Obama smiled, danced and waved to their favorite stars at the inaugural concert, We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial yesterday on 18th 2009 at the National Mall in Washington, DC. Nearly all of the Hollywood turned up for the concert!

Denzel Washington gave an introductory speech. Bruce Springsteen sang "The Rising" with a red-and-white-robed gospel choir behind him.

Then, actress Laura Linney spoke about former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King III read some of John F. Kennedy's famous words.

Next up was Marisa Tomei, who talked about how Americans are a family. The music picked up again when James Taylor, John Legend and Faith Hill performed a song together.

Queen Latifah spoke at 3:30 p.m. and said, "We're celebrating not just the Inauguration of a new president, but the journey of America continuing to be America." Josh Groban then sang "My Country 'Tis of Thee."
Then, will.i.am and Sheryl Crow sang Bob Marley's "One Love." When the song morphed into the Black Eyed Peas' "Where is the Love?," Michelle began dancing along in her seat and waving at the performers.

Jack Black and Rosario Dawson spoke together before Stevie Wonder, Usher and Shakira sang Wonder's "Higher Ground." During the performance, Wonder shouted, "Good luck, Obama!"

Beyonce then sang the finale, "America" as all the day's performers joined her on stage. Via[US Magazine]


iWalk said...

The news of president Obama always let me feel exciting, though I am not an American.

Yeah,He is the hope.

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