Jan 18 2009

Update: “We Are One” – Free Concert in Washington, DC / LIVE AUF N24

Wie bereits hier gemeldet, wird Bruce Springsteen am Sonntag (18. Januar ’09) mit anderen Stars an einem “Free-Concert” am Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC teilnehmen.

Neben Bruce Springsteen und U2, haben ausserdem folgende Künstler ihr Kommen angekündigt: Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hankock, Heather Headley, Bettye Lavette, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Shakira, James Taylor, Usher, Will.I.Am, Stevie Wonder, Jack Black, Steve Carell, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hanks, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah, Laura Linney, Denzel Washington und andere…

CNN meldet:

Executive Producer George Stevens Jr. said the intention is “to root the event in history, celebrating the moments when our nation has united to face great challenges and prevail.” … ganzen Bericht lesen.

Laut einer Meldung der “Woody Guthrie Foundation” wird Springsteen gemeinsam mit dem “Inaugural Celebration Chorus” den Song “This Land is Your Land” performen.

!!! WICHTIG !!!
Das Konzert ist auch in Deutschland zu sehen. N24 überträgt live ab 20.30 Uhr

N24 überträgt das Konzert “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” als einziger deutscher TV-Sender live ab 20:30 Uhr.

Bruce Springsteen hat am Samstag Abend mit anderen Stars an der Generalprobe teilgenommen. Unter anderem hat er “Working on a Dream”, “The Rising” und “This Land is Your Land” geprobt.

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Jan 13 2009

18. Januar ’09: Free Concert in Washington DC

Bruce Springsteen ist am 18. Januar 2009 Teil des “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration” Konzert am Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

Wann: 18. Januar 2009, 19.00 Uhr
Wo: Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

Die offizielle Presseerklärung:

Initial Talent Line-up Released for Lincoln Memorial Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) is pleased to announce the producers and initial talent lineup for WE ARE ONE:  THE OBAMA INAUGURAL CELEBRATION AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL, the Opening Celebration for the 56th Presidential Inaugural, to be presented exclusively by HBO on Sunday, January 18 (7:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT).  The event will be free and open to the public, kicking off the most open and accessible Inauguration in history.

The special will be executive produced by George Stevens, Jr. (The Kennedy Center Honors), and produced by Don Mischer (Olympic Ceremonies) who will also direct the special, and Michael Stevens (The American Film Institute Salutes) who is also writing the special, and will be a production of The Stevens Company in association with Don Mischer Productions.

Musical performers scheduled for the event include Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, will.i.am, and Stevie Wonder.  Among those reading historical passages will be Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah and Denzel Washington.  The Rt. Reverend V. Gene Robinson will give the invocation.  Rob Mathes will be the music director and arranger for the backing band, which will support all of the artists.  Additional performers will be announced as they are confirmed.

“Our intention is to root the event in history, celebrating the moments when our nation has united to face great challenges and prevail,“ observed George Stevens, Jr.  “We will combine historical readings by prominent actors with music from an array of the greatest stars of today.“

“This is a great opportunity to capture an historic event in a very meaningful setting,“ noted Don Mischer.  “We will have the statue of Abraham Lincoln looking down on our stage and a crowd of hundreds of thousands of people lining the mall—a tableau any director would relish.“

“We have found that the great artists are eager to take part and each one is working with us to find music that expresses the optimism and hope that people bring to the Obama inauguration,“ said Michael Stevens.

Televised to the nation, the Opening Celebration will be a declaration of common purpose and new beginnings.  The Sunday afternoon performance will be grounded in history and brought to life with entertainment that relates to the themes that shaped Barack Obama and which will be the hallmarks of his administration.

HBO will televise the event on an open signal, working with all of its distributors to allow Americans across the country with access to cable, telcos or satellite television to join in the Opening Celebration for free.

The 56th Inauguration promises to be the most inclusive in history, and the Opening Celebration is one of a series of inaugural events that reflect that commitment.  On Saturday, the President-elect, Vice President-elect and their families will journey to the nation’s capital via train, holding events that are free and open to the public along the way.  They will be joined by a group of everyday Americans they met along their road to the White House.  On January 19th, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President-elect Obama will call on all Americans to make an ongoing commitment to serve their communities and their country.  A new website, USAservice.org, makes it easy for Americans to organize service events or find existing events to participate in.  To date, nearly 5,000 events have been organized across the country.  That evening, Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, and their families will host a free “Kids’ Inaugural” concert to honor military families, broadcast live on the Disney Channel and Radio Disney.

This spirit of openness will continue on Inauguration Day, when, for the first time in history, the entire length of the National Mall will be open to the public for the swearing in ceremony.  Local D.C. students have also been given the chance to receive tickets in front of the White House for the Inaugural Parade for themselves and their family members based on the submission of essays answering the question, “How can I contribute to my neighborhood through community service?“

On the evening of Inauguration Day, the first ball that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend will be the first-ever Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.  The ball will be broadcast live on ABC and over the Internet, bringing together neighborhoods across the country in the spirit of unity and celebration.

The sum of these public events is an Inauguration that allows more Americans than ever before to come together as one nation and one people, united in our resolve to tackle our greatest common challenges and move this country forward together.


Jan 7 2009

Barack Obamas Inauguration: Free Springsteen Concert !!!

Bruce Springsteen wird laut einer Meldung der “Washington Post” am 18. Januar ein Free-Konzert am Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC spielen. Ausserdem soll eine landesweite Liveübertragung auf HBO geplant sein.

Sources: Springsteen to Perform at Inaugural Welcome Event
The Presidential Inaugural Committee has been mum, but sources tell the Post’s Lena Sun that Bruce Springsteen will perform at Barack Obama’s inauguration week welcome event Jan. 18 on the National Mall.

HBO to Exclusively Televise the Celebration of America to Kick Off Inaugural Opening Festivities
The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) is pleased to announce that HBO will exclusively televise the Opening Celebration for the 56th Presidential Inaugural, a celebration of America to be held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, January 18th.

Mehr Infos sollen demnächst auf http://pic2009.org folgen