Feb 9, 2010

Civil rights concert moves to tonight, will run Thursday on PBS

Due to the impending arrival of yet another massive winter storm, the White House has moved a concert of civil rights music up one night, reports the Washington Post. "In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" will now take place tonight in the East Room tonight instead of tomorrow evening. Performers scheduled to appear include Joan Baez, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp and Smokey Robinson. PBS will carry the program Thursday night, or viewers can watch live streaming video here. The federal government, schools and businesses remained closed today after the first storm hit last weekend with up to 30 inches of snow. A second snowstorm is coming into the District of Columbia tonight; that may bring an additional 16 or more inches.

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