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Katy Perry, Usher added to Obama inaugural lineup

RollingStone.com

Katy Perry, Usher and Fun. have joined a stacked lineup of artists slated to participate in inauguration events for President Obama, The Associated Press reports.

Beyoncé, James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson are already scheduled to sing at the inauguration ceremony on Jan. 21. Also scheduled to perform are Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Smokey Robinson, Marc Anthony, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, the cast of "Glee," Far East Movement, Mindless Behavior, Nick Cannon and the Soul Children of Chicago choir.

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Two official inaugural balls will be held throughout the Washington Convention Center, along with a children's concert on Jan. 19, though inauguration organizers have yet to announce which artists will play what events.

Tickets for one of the galas, the Inaugural Ball, were priced at $60 and have already sold out. That event is expected to draw more than 35,000 attendees. For those who couldn't score a ticket, various unofficial inaugural balls will be happening throughout Washington, D.C.

Many of the artists performing were vocal supporters who joined the president on the campaign trail as he sought re-election: Perry played a handful of rallies, as did Wonder (who also wrote a song for the president), Legend and Anthony.

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Beyonce to Sing National Anthem at Obama Inauguration


 

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Jan 11, 2013 12:05PM
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This line-up is really turning out to be an 'island of lost souls'.   I would have thought at least Brad Paisley would have pulled his head out by now.
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