In honor of Black History Month and Motown’s amazing history and influence on Black culture, the White House is throwing a party! “The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House,” hosted by the First Couple and Jamie Foxx, is set to air Tuesday, March 1st…
Motown legend Smokey Robinson will take the stage alongside Nick Jonas, Seal, Jordin Sparks, Gloriana, Sheryl Crow, Natasha Bedingfield, Ledisi, John Legend and Amber Riley. The special will air on PBS and will be streamed on Whitehouse.gov and pbs.org. “We’re proud to bring the best of Motown into every American’s home… This special, together with our collection of Black History Month programming on PBS, reflects PBS’s longstanding commitment to showcasing our nation’s rich and diverse cultural heritage,” said PBS President Paula A. Kerger.
During the afternoon, the White House will also host an educational workshop called “The Sound of Young America: The History of Motown,” with 120 students attending. Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson are scheduled to take questions from the inquistive students while it is streamed live.
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