Obamas To Hold Celebration Of Blues Music; Jagger, B.B. King And Other Artists To Perform

Mick Jagger attends the re-release of The Rolling Stones' 'Exile on Main St.' album at The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, May 11, 2010 Mick Jagger attends the re-release of The Rolling Stones' 'Exile on Main St.' album at The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, May 11, 2010

The White House is opening its doors in an invitation to the blues.

Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, B.B. King and Keb Mo are among an A-list of artists who will perform at the White House Feb. 21 to celebrate blues music and recognize Black History Month.

The program, called “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues,” will be live streamed on the White House Web site, www.whitehouse.gov/live. It will also be broadcast at 9 p.m. Feb. 27 on PBS stations. The American Forces Network will broadcast the program later.

President Barack Obama will deliver remarks at the event.

Obama and his wife, Michelle, have opened the White House to a number of “In Performance” programs that have showcased Hispanic, Broadway and country music, among others.

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