Justin Timberlake's White House Gig To Be Part of 'Memphis Soul'

Image: Justin Timberlake's White House Gig To Be Part of 'Memphis Soul'

Wednesday, 03 Apr 2013 09:46 AM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Justin Timberlake will perform at the White House next week as part of the star-studded "Memphis Soul" concert event hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

Timberlake will join Al Green, Queen Latifah, Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Steve Cropper, Ben Harper, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples, and Booker T. Jones for the April 9 event.

Timberlake, a Memphis native, rose to fame as a member of the boy band 'N Sync. His new album, "The 20/20 Experience," sold almost 1 million copies in its first week.

Special: Should the Supreme Court Legalize Gay Marriage? Vote in Urgent Poll.

The concert is part of the Obamas' 10th "In Performance at the White House" since 2009. Billed as a celebration of music legends and contemporary artists, "In Performance" past acts include Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder with past themes like Motown, the blues, Broadway, and country music.

In conjunction with the April 9 concert, Michelle Obama will host 120 middle- and high-school students during the day for a workshop on "Soulsville, USA: The History of Memphis Soul." The panel will talk about the origins of Memphis soul, its top musicians, and its unique blend of soul and gospel music. Some of the scheduled musical acts will join in the workshop before their performances.

Some Twitterers are complaining about the concert, and slamming the White House for throwing lavish events but cancelling White House tours to save money.

The "Memphis Soul" concert will be broadcast on PBS on April 16.

Urgent: Obama or GOP: Who’s to Blame for Budget Crisis? Vote Now

Related stories:

Aretha Franklin Going into Gospel Hall of Fame

Legendary Blues Singer Etta James Dies in Calif.

Beyonce Leads Soul Train Award Nominees

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved