Strait, Shelton To Play At George Jones’ Concert

It will be the 52nd overall In Performance at the White House event, a program which began under President Jimmy Carter in 1978. The White House said the concert is about reflecting the influence of richly diverse Latino communities from throughout the Americas. The program celebrates the beauty and diversity of that music. The concert will be broadcast Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations nationally and on Oct. 13 on the American Forces Network. Artists performing will be Natalie Cole, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Raul Malo, Ricky Martin, Prince Royce, Arturo Sandoval, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz and Marco Antonio Solis. First Lady Michelle Obama will host a special daytime event at the White House for Washington, D.C. area student about the history of Latin music. The April concert featured Al Green, Justin Timberlake and Queen Latifah When the first post-sequester concert stirred controversy in April, the White House told CBS News among other media outlets that the event is not paid for by the administration or taxpayers, but rather is covered by WETA, the Washington, D.C. area PBS affiliate.

Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan Performing at the White House for Another Concert

I was definitely feeling the conundrum. QOTSA is always killer live, and they’re touring on their best album in years. Spiritualized is still on my bucket list. But I went with the chance to see a breakout band in the cozy confines of The Basement. And I have no regrets. Savages is an all-female four-piece that has the British music magazines frothing. And I’m a musical anglophile, so I try to never miss buzzy Brit bands when they come to town. Because, let’s be honest, Columbus isn’t a hotbed for the UK market. The Basement has been the venue of choice for some bands that are much, much larger in the homeland (I’ve seen stellar sets from The Joy Formidable, British Sea Power and Biffy Clyro there). It was, most assuredly, an intimate affair. I’d estimate 50 people, and there was room on the floor. Good in the sense of not having to deal with The Basement’s notoriously tough sightlines during a packed show, but bad in the sense that we need to support good bands when they come to town. C’mon, Columbus. It was a blistering, noisy and generally transcendent run through band’s blistering, noisy and generally transcendent debut album Silence Yourself. Singer Jehnny Beth is pure intensity, wailing over the wall of noise behind her with a rawness that evokes Siouxsie Sioux or even Ian Curtis.

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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Strait, Shelton to play at George Jones’ concert Korina Lopez, USA TODAY 8:22 a.m. EDT September 16, 2013 Miranda Lambert and Alabama will also perform. George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets, died April 26 at 81. (Photo: Mark Humphrey, AP) So will Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba McEntire and Alabama Alan Jakson, Dierks Bentley and Travis Tritt are also set to play SHARE 11 CONNECT 16 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE There are lots of great country acts set to perform at George Jones’ tribute concert in on Nov. 22 in Nashville. But it’s already sold out. Joining Blake Shelton and George Strait are Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba McEntire and Alabama. Additionally, Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry and Sam Moore are set to perform, too. Jones was on his farewell tour when he died on April 22 earlier this year. USA NOW