In Performance at the White House

Written by Holly on Wednesday February 10, 2010

whitehouseThe show must go on... and it did!

Despite the blowing snow and impending blizzard conditions, the cast and crew of IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE put together a fabulous performance of "A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement." 

Press from The Washington Post, The New York Times and USA Today managed to attend yesterday's festivities, and all have published articles out today (or posted very late last night on their website). You might have seen them appear in your RSS feeds! Here's a sample of what was said:

It was truly a momentous occasion, as Bob Dylan performed "The Times They Are A-Changin'" for the 1st time in 30 years for a live audience...not to mention it was his first-ever performance at the White House. Joan Baez called for a singalong from the invited audience, and got one, on “We Shall Overcome."  Yolanda Adams, a gospel luminary, sang “A Change Is Gonna Come,” while Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson traded lines on “People Get Ready.” Natalie Cole sang “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free,” and President Obama joined the closing all-star singalong for “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” often known as the black national anthem.  Your viewers are in for an unforgettable treat!

IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" airs tomorrow night, February 11 at 7pm on OETA.