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White House Announces Motown Tribute For Black History Month

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Fun! This will surely be an incredible night of music! Ain't nothing wrong with that!

It's been announced that in honor of Black History Month, The White House will put on a special concert dedicated to the music of Motown. Slated for February 24th, Motown icon Smokey Robinson will lead an overwhelming talented lineup of stars who will serenade President Obama with some amazing music.

The event is scheduled to air nationally March 1 on PBS and will feature performances by Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Natasha Bedingfield, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Seal, Gloriana, Jordin Sparks and Glee‘s Amber Riley and Mark Salling.

Whoa! Hold up! Where's Jay-Z?! Don't tell us he is too busy for the Prez??? What's that about???

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19 comments to “White House Announces Motown Tribute For Black History Month”

  1. Blunt says – reply to this


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    Sounds good, they have good musical taste unlike perez lol



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    Obama SUCKS!



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    So glad to see that Obama doesn't bring race into his political career.

    give me a break……no one in his family was ever a slave!!!

    None of you out there have parents that were slaves….get over what happened years ago…..you don't see the Jews complaining about Hitler and that was way worse…..blacks got to live….Jews died



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    What, they couldn't find any other Motown singers, except for Smokey? I mean, Cheryl Crow and Natasha Bedingfield? Nick Jonas? Are you serious?



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    "lineup of stars who will serenade President Obama"…fucking spare me!



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    Re: YRUFATT – Poor, ignorant child. "get over what happened years ago…" Right, so we should stop celebrating 4th of July. We gained our independence from Britain YEARS ago. We should stop celebrating Christmas as well. That guy was born and died YEARS AGO!

    "blacks got to live….Jews died "
    MILLIONS of blacks died, and the ones that didn't were tortured, bred and treated like kettle. This took place over hundreds of years. I'd rather die. Its sick to try to compare the two anyway. They were both Horrible. History shouldn't be forgotten, whether its good or bad.



  7. 7

    BO sucks



  8. 8

    That is too funny Perez…"someone better sing super freak, that's my jam"!LOL!!



  9. 9

    Fucking stupid. This "president" is a waste.



  10. 10

    dear government: stop spending money on stupid shit and put more cash towards education. thanks!



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    Re: Camycam – Yeah, well said! I was thinking the exact same thing! Unfortunately, some people are just too damn ignorant to understand what life really is like for certain minorities.



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    Jay-Z……rapper……were there rappers when Barry Gordy started Motown in Detroit? No I don't think so…..so why would Jay-Z be there?
    I am Canadian an even I know this shit……Perez, tighten up on your music. I went to your "one night in Toronto" business and when you said your "brand new awesome artists were taking the stage" i was upset. I have two music degrees…..not to brag but come on…get your music selection correct and yes everything at the Grammy's was correc. Ezmerelda Spaulding should have won….and Yes even though they are not truly appreciated in Canada as well as they should be…..Arcade Fire TOTALly devered the Album of the Year….Bieber….not an artist. I can play drums, guitar and bass too…oh and can sing…he can't write worth shit though. And hes not from a small town in Canada…Stratford isn;t small…..



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    jeeeez where Beyonce? I'd of thought she'd ran for this kinda concert. She always has her nose in every where lol



  14. 14

    Jeez, where are the Motown artists besides Smokey? I'm sure they could use the money. Jay-Z does suck BTdubs…



  15. 15

    "Black History month" What a crock! And they say white people are racist? Why do we need a black history month? We don't!



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    Camycam says – reply to this

    6Re: YRUFATT – Poor, ignorant child. "get over what happened years ago…" Right, so we should stop celebrating 4th of July. We gained our independence from Britain YEARS ago. We should stop celebrating Christmas as well. That guy was born and died YEARS AGO!
    "blacks got to live….Jews died "
    MILLIONS of blacks died, and the ones that didn't were tortured, bred and treated like kettle. This took place over hundreds of years. I'd rather die. Its sick to try to compare the two anyway. They were both Horrible. History shouldn't be forgotten, whether its good or bad.

    ^ Bull! Its so some can continue with the victim mentality! Oh, poor us…bwahhh, bwahhh… you have to keep paying for something that happened when? Not 50 years ago. Not even 100 years ago… but 146 years ago! Face it…the crutch has been the undoing of the Black race! Move on already!



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    Hey! Where is Asian history month? What about White history month? Lets have Hispanic history month and lets have Catholic history month and Jewish history month and blah, blah, blah.



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    Re: YRUFATTRe: Chris_Mc – how about you two go and fuck each other, racist bastards. One day i hope you both get beaten silly just to realize what hardships certain cultures had to experience. All races have been discriminated against in this country and still are, its people like you two that perpetuate it.
    Seriously go fuck each other.



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    Insanity_77 says – reply to this

    18Re: YRUFATT – Re: Chris_Mc – how about you two go and fuck each other, racist bastards. One day i hope you both get beaten silly just to realize what hardships certain cultures had to experience. All races have been discriminated against in this country and still are, its people like you two that perpetuate it.
    Seriously go fuck each other.

    ^ ^ ^ LMAO! You putz! Its so funny when supposedly, caring, kind open minded Liberals such as yourself, always wish violence on people! You lose jacknut! The second you wrote that you hope we get beaten silly… YOU LOST A*SHOLE! Moron. BURN IN HELL.