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White House 'Memphis Soul' Concert to Feature Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Queen Latifah, and Others
Weekly Standard ^ | April 2, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 04/02/2013 4:12:01 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Next week Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Queen Latifah, and many others will perform at the White House in a "Memphis Soul" concert, the White House announced today.

"As part of their 'In Performance at the White House' series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major artists to the White House for a celebration of Memphis Soul music. The program will include performances by Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Steve Cropper, Al Green, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples and Justin Timberlake, with Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. The President’s remarks will be pooled press and the entire event will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov/live starting at 6:55 PM ET. 'In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul' will be broadcast Tuesday, April 16 at 8 PM ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: celebrity; letthemeatcake; memphis; obama; obamaconcerts; sequesterpunishes; sequestration; theobamashow; whitehouse; whtours
I guess they have money for concerts, but not for WH tours.
1 posted on 04/02/2013 4:12:01 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Which one is the fiddle player?


2 posted on 04/02/2013 4:14:26 PM PDT by stanne
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Revolting cat!

Queen Latifah is a rapper from Newark, New Joisy. But don’t let that stand in the way of the show.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 4:15:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
How many still live in and around Memphis? Most of the Memphis song makers have fled the city because its too dangerous. Al Green is the only one I see that is still a true Memphian.
4 posted on 04/02/2013 4:15:59 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

You know what else they “may” not have money for?

I work for a property management company, and the manager of our one subsidized project called me the other day, and said that when she was submitting her monthly request for the feds to pay their portion of the rents, there was a warning that, due to the sequester, funds for low-income housing subsidies might “not be available”.

She was worried that we wouldn’t get paid, and then of course, we would not have the money to pay the building mortgage. I just laughed and told her that this was just Obama trying to scare people. Still, I think it says a lot that he is willing to prioritize a concert to benefit only himself over a program that benefits millions of his brothas and sistas.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 4:19:49 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: vetvetdoug

I think Charlie Musselwhite might still live there, or at least I think he did not too long ago. Sam Moore’s been living in NYC for years, I’m pretty sure.


6 posted on 04/02/2013 4:21:16 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I wonder if Justin Timberlake will have something special for Moochelle....


7 posted on 04/02/2013 4:23:28 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Awesome lineup...but Cyndi Lauper?
Booker T directing Al Green, Charlie Musslewhite, Mavis Staples and Steve Cropper ... doesn’t get a lot better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ixbah9u234
Hard Times Come Again No More - Mavis Staples


8 posted on 04/02/2013 4:23:45 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance
William Bell - Everybody Loves a Winner (1967)
9 posted on 04/02/2013 4:28:24 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’ll bet bath house Barry loves him some Timberlake.!


10 posted on 04/02/2013 4:31:28 PM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Meanwhile, Rome burns.....


11 posted on 04/02/2013 4:54:59 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: subterfuge
Is Timberlake a pole smoker?
12 posted on 04/02/2013 4:59:22 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Contrary To Ordinary)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No money for tours, but plenty for soul music.


13 posted on 04/02/2013 5:20:16 PM PDT by Venturer
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14 posted on 04/02/2013 5:29:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

so what else is new???

VACATIONS, GOLF, PARTIES, MORE VACATIONS, FLY AIR FORCE ONE DAILY SOME WHERE... THAT IS ALL THESE JOKERS DO...

NOTHING NEW HERE...LETS MOVE ON....


15 posted on 04/02/2013 5:30:33 PM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: vetvetdoug

Justin Timberlake? Millington is close enough.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 5:35:18 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Move over Charlie Patton and Robert Johnson...here comes that famous, Delta bluesman Blind Boy Timberlake.


17 posted on 04/02/2013 5:41:42 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Because nothing says “Memphis Soul” like Justin Timberlake.


18 posted on 04/02/2013 5:42:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jaz.357
Is Timberlake a pole smoker?

Ask his wife, Jessica Biel.

19 posted on 04/02/2013 5:42:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Jeanne Greene had more soul in her left hand than did most of the singers in Memphis and is why Percy Sledge, Elvis, Albert King, The Box Tops, and many others used her as backup on their famous songs. She recorded in Memphis and Mussel Shoals. Her last recordings were with Carl Perkins. Rarely does one see her credited but she was instrumental in many well known recordings. One sees her as one of the two female backups on the Concert for Bangladesh with Eric Clapton and George Harrison.


20 posted on 04/02/2013 6:25:50 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: jaz.357

He’s smoking something, thats for sure.


21 posted on 04/03/2013 3:20:25 PM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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