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In Performance at the White House

Series Summary
The president and first lady host musical performances at the White House.

Air Dates: 1998 - 1998

Genres: Music

  • Women of Soul Apr 7, 2014

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    Black female singers define the evolution of blues, soul, jazz, R&B and rock and roll.

  • Carole King: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize May 28, 2013

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    Singer/songwriter Carole King becomes the first woman to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

  • Memphis Soul Apr 16, 2013

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    A concert honors the soul sounds of the mid- to late-1960s that came from Memphis, Tenn. and record labels such as Stax-Volt Records.

  • Burt Bacharach & Hal David: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song May 21, 2012

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    A tribute to composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David.

  • Red, White and Blues Feb 27, 2012

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    The musical form known as the blues holds deep roots in Africa and slavery and has influenced modern American music from soul to rock 'n' roll; host Taraji P. Henson. Performers include Troy "Trombone" Shorty Andrews and Jeff Beck.

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