IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: Women Of Soul
Airs Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, April 4, 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.