In Performance at the White House: The Motown Sound
Friday, August 23 at 9:00 p.m.
Tthe East Room of the White House is the place to be for a celebration of the Motown Sound.
President and Mrs. Obama host performances by Jamie Foxx Sheryl Crow, Smokey Robinson and more stars.
The all-star tribute to the legendary Motown Sound will include stars from the Motown Records label’s golden age and performances by artists of today who have been influenced by Motown and its powerful legacy. Celebrating a 50th anniversary last year, the Motown Records label was devised by music entrepreneur Berry Gordy and launched an historic cultural shift in the racial integration of popular music, with crossover hits and artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, The Four Tops and many others.