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IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: Women Of Soul

Airs Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Jill Scott, Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Ariana Grande perform together on stage. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host “Women Of Soul: In Performance At The White House” in the East Room of the White House, March 6, 2014.

This series of performance specials at the White House presents the best of American performing arts. From the Broadway musical to opera, country and western, gospel, ballet, jazz and more, the series has featured the extraordinary richness of American music and dance.

"Women Of Soul" - A PBS music special in the East Room of the White House, hosted by President and Mrs. Obama. Performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott will pay homage to the great “foremothers” of music, with songs expressing the struggles and the achievements of women in American music. The evening will celebrate American women artists whose work has left an indelible and profound impact on our national musical culture, across Blues, Jazz, Soul, Rhythm and Blues and Rock and Roll.

Past episodes of IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE are available for online viewing.

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In Performance At The White House: Women Of Soul Preview

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Aretha Franklin Performs "Amazing Grace"

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Melissa Etheridge Performs "Neither One of Us"