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White House grooves to ‘The Motown Sound’

White House grooves to ‘The Motown Sound’

What: The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House, a concert celebrating Black History Month and Motown Records. It’s a continuation of the music series hosted by President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

When: The tribute, taped Thursday night in the East Room, premieres Tuesday on PBS stations nationwide (8 p.m. ET/PT, times may vary).

When: The tribute, taped Thursday night in the East Room, premieres Tuesday on PBS stations nationwide (8 p.m. ET/PT, times may vary).

Who: Hosted by Jamie Foxx with performances by Foxx, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, Gloriana, Nick Jonas, Ledisi, Amber Riley, John Legend, Smokey Robinson, Mark Salling, Seal and Jordin Sparks.

Check out the crowd: The president greeted Motown legends sprinkled throughout the audience, calling the night a celebration of “the music that’s at the heart of the American story.”

Tempting start: The quartet of Foxx, Jonas, Seal and Legend performed a medley of Temptations hits —Get Ready, The Way You Do the Things You Do, I Can’t Get Next to You and Ain’t Too Proud to Beg. Foxx introduced Crow as a former Michael Jackson backup singer, and she bounced to the stage in a glittery pinstriped pantsuit for an enthusiastic I Want You Back.

Approval: Jonas crooned the Four Tops’ I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) while lone surviving original Top Duke Fakir nodded his head to the beat.

Source: Read the full article at USA Today

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