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In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues

Obamas host an all-star event celebrating blues music

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Blues legend B.B. King performs with an all-star cast at a White House event titled "In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues."  As part of the In Perfomance series, music legends and contemporary artists were invited to perform at the White House for a celebration of blues music and in recognition of Black History Month. The program featured appearances by B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, Keb' Mo', Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and bandleader. The event took place on February 21st, 2012.

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