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In Performance at The White House

In Performance at The White House
In Performance at The White House was created to showcase the rich fabric of American culture in the setting of the nation's most famous home. Since 1978, the program has embraced virtually every genre of American performance art.

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Women of Soul Air date: 04-07-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365217043/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false “Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House” is a celebration of American women artists whose work has left an indelible and profound impact on our national musical culture. Aretha Franklin, Melissa Etheridge, Patti LaBelle, Jill Scott, Janelle Monáe, Tessanne Chin, and Ariana Grande bring... /episodes/get/12337 /episode/12337 In Performance at The White House: Women of Soul /episode-player/12337
Carole King: Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Full Episode Air date: 05-28-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365018129/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false “Carole King: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize In Performance at the White House” includes performances by King, as well as by Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Emeli Sandé, James Taylor and Trisha Yearwood. /episodes/get/9359 /episode/9359 In Performance at The White House: Carole King: Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Full Episode /episode-player/9359
Memphis Soul Air date: 04-16-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2364996259/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false "In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul" will honor the memorable soul sounds from the mid- to late-1960s that came from Memphis, Tennessee The evening pays homage to Memphis, a segregated city in the 1960s where many whites and blacks nonetheless came together to make soulful music, a mix... /episodes/get/8547 /episode/8547 In Performance at The White House: Memphis Soul /episode-player/8547
Burt Bacharach and Hal David: The Gershwin Prize Air date: 05-21-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2237921072/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A star-studded tribute to the songwriting team who penned such classic tunes as "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "What The World Needs Now is Love," "Walk on By" and "Alfie." Composer Bacharach and lyricist David's extraordinary collaboration has produced numerous hits. /episodes/get/1472 /episode/1472 In Performance at The White House: Burt Bacharach and Hal David: The Gershwin Prize /episode-player/1472
Red White and Blues Air date: 02-27-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2202801749/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues will honor the musical form that sprang from the Mississippi Delta and flourished in the Westside of Chicago with deep roots in Africa and slavery. Hosted by President and Mrs. Obama the show will explore those roots and pay homage to the... /episodes/get/1477 /episode/1477 In Performance at The White House: Red White and Blues /episode-player/1477
Country Music Air date: 11-23-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2170280629/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Country Music: In Performance at the White House is a PBS music special in the East Room of the White House, hosted by President and Mrs. Obama. The evening celebrates Country music, whose roots run deep throughout American history. Taping on November 21, this concert honors the rich history and... /episodes/get/1475 /episode/1475 In Performance at The White House: Country Music /episode-player/1475
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Stevie Wonder
President Barack Obama presents the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Stevie Wonder at this special concert in the East Room of the White House in celebration of African American History Month.
Air date: 02/26/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1047286021/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false President Barack Obama presents the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Stevie Wonder at this special concert in the East Room of the White House in celebration of African American History Month. /episodes/get/1478 /episode/1478 In Performance at The White House: Stevie Wonder /episode-player/1478
Fiesta Latina
The program celebrates Hispanic musical heritage and includes performances by Marc Anthony, Jimmy Smits, Gloria Estefan, Jose Feliciano, George Lopez, Thalia, Tito "El Bambino", the Bachata music group Aventura, and the Chicano rock band Los Lobos, with Sheila E. as the musical director.
Air date: 10/16/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1296778877/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The program celebrates Hispanic musical heritage and includes performances by Marc Anthony, Jimmy Smits, Gloria Estefan, Jose Feliciano, George Lopez, Thalia, Tito "El Bambino", the Bachata music group Aventura, and the Chicano rock band Los Lobos, with Sheila E. as the musical director. /episodes/get/1476 /episode/1476 In Performance at The White House: Fiesta Latina /episode-player/1476
A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement
"In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" features songs from the Civil Rights Movement performed by top entertainers, as well as readings from famous Civil Rights speeches and writings.
Air date: 02/11/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1410865290/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false "In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" features songs from the Civil Rights Movement performed by top entertainers, as well as readings from famous Civil Rights speeches and writings. /episodes/get/1471 /episode/1471 In Performance at The White House: A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement /episode-player/1471
Celebrating the Music of Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House is a ninety-minute music special that features the concert event, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.
Air date: 07/28/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1554730433/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House is a ninety-minute music special that features the concert event, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. /episodes/get/1474 /episode/1474 In Performance at The White House: Celebrating the Music of Paul McCartney /episode-player/1474
A Broadway Celebration
The President and the First Lady celebrate Broadway music with a star studded concert
Air date: 10/20/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1607941492/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The President and the First Lady celebrate Broadway music with a star studded concert /episodes/get/1470 /episode/1470 In Performance at The White House: A Broadway Celebration /episode-player/1470
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