"The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House" will be hosted by Jamie Foxx on February 24. The star-studded event will mark Black History month.
"The program will include tributes to Motown's distinctive soul-infused pop music sound that solidified its popularity in American culture, and showcase Motown's impact on all music," the White House said in a statement.
The concert will feature performances by Foxx, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, Gloriana, Nick Jonas, Ledisi, John Legend, Amber Riley, Smokey Robinson, Mark Salling, Seal and Jordin Sparks. "The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House" will premiere Tuesday, March 1 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.
As part of the salute, Michelle Obama will oversee music workshops for 100 students from California, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Washington, D.C., before the concert, where performers from the show will offer input.
Other music genres the Obama White House has spotlighted since 2009: jazz, country, classical, Latin, music from the civil rights movement, and Broadway showtunes.
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