WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2012 – Today Barack Obama will be publicly inaugurated to serve the 57th term as our 44th President. Vice President Biden and President Obama were officially sworn in on Sunday, January 20th. The events of today, Monday, January 21, will be the public swearing in, parade, and then, unveiling First Lady Michelle Obama’s gown, the Inaugural Balls this evening.
Partnering with NBC Washington/Channel 4, Communities will be streaming all the events, beginning at 4:00am, right here on this page.
Communities editors and writers will be on hand to chat the event, including a live Google Hangout, from time to time all day and into the evening.
The days events are to include:
Swearing in Ceremony (11:30am)Big stars are on tap for the big day, including Beyoncé, who will sing the national anthem.
In addition, James Taylor will perform “America the Beautiful” and Kelly Clarkson “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” when Obama takes the oath of office.
Ceremonial swearing-in event listing
Musical selections: The U.S. Marine Band
Musical selections: P.S. 22, Staten Island in N.Y., and Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, Tenn.
Call to order and welcoming remarks: Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
Invocation: Myrlie Evers-Williams
Musical selection: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Oath of office administered to Vice President Biden: Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Musical selection: James Taylor
Oath of office administered to President Obama: Chief Justice John Roberts
Inaugural address: President Obama
Musical selection: Kelly Clarkson
Poem: Richard Blanco
Benediction: the Rev. Luis Leon of St. John’s Church, Washington
The National Anthem: Beyoncé
Viewing stands and bleachers are lined along Pennsylvania Avenue
The celebrities keep coming with Katy Perry, Usher, and the cast of Glee, all part of the stacked lineup performing at last night’s Kids’ Inaugural Concert. First Lady Michelle Obama also attended, with first daughters, Malia and Sasha.
- Commander In Chief’s Ball – Monday, January 21, 2013. Washington Convention Center.For members of the Armed Forces. Tickets will be free for invited guests, including active duty and reserve service members, Medal of Honor recipients and wounded warriors, among others, with troops overseas participating via video. Performers will include Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Chris Cornell, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson and Marc Anthony. A live stream of the event will be available online at www.pentagonchannel.mil.
- The Inaugural Ball - Monday, January 21, 2013. Washington Convention Center. Limited tickets were distributed to the public. The ticketing process is now closed. Performers will include Alicia Keys, Black Violin, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, FUN., members of the Glee cast, John Legend, Katy Perry, Maná, Smokey Robinson, Soundgarden, Stevie Wonder and Usher.
There will be numerous un-official Balls and Galas including, but not limited to:
The Creative Coalition’s Inaugural Ball
The Creative Coalition, which advocates for greater funding of the arts in Washington, will host an inaugural ball at the Harman Center for the Arts and feature a performance by the Goo Goo Dolls. Also expected to hit the scene are Chelsea Handler, Kirsten Dunst, John Leguizamo, Paula Abdul, Omar Epps, David Arquette, Tim Daly of “Private Practice,” “Modern Family’s” Eric Stonestreet, Connie Britton of “Nashville,” Taraji P. Henson, Alfre Woodard, Melissa Leo, Alan Cumming, Ashley Greene, Giancarlo Esposito, Wayne Brady, John Galecki, Matt Bomer, Evan Handler, Marlon Wayans, and Lynn Whitfield.
Artists Making an Impact Cocktail Reception Buffet Dinner
This cocktail party taking place at Oya restaurant will entertain the likes of Lena Dunham and Allison Williams of “Girls,” along with Chris Tucker, Alfre Woodard, Tatyana Ali, Malin Akerman, Sophia Bush, Lynn Whitfield, Jonathan Del Arco, Star Jones, Sandra Fluke, Al Sharpton, Jurnee Smollett, and Kate Walsh.
Plan to Rock!
Party Hosted by Planned Parenthood and Rock the Vote, alongside Alexis Bledel, Tatyana Ali, Aisha Tyler and Kate Walsh, the Plan to Rock! Party will feature a DJ set by Q-Tip, of A Tribe Called Quest fame. Also scheduled to perform is the band Delta Rae. Musicians on Call Charity Benefit Held at the 9:30 Club, glitter fiend Ke$ha will be the headlining act and DJ Jazzy Jeff will provide the beats. The benefit is sponsored by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Out for Equality Celebration
Held at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, the Human Rights Campaign will host this event featuring singer Cyndi Lauper, E! anchor Ross Matthews, and Broadway stars Audra McDonald, Will Swenson and Frenchie Davis
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