Aretha Franklin To Perform At Inauguration

December 18, 2008 By:
Aretha Franklin To Perform At Inauguration

You better show Aretha Franklin some R-E-S-P-E-C-T, because she’s going to be performing at the presidential inauguration for Barack Obama in January.

The US Marine band will open the ceremony, which will be held on the west side of the US Capitol. After a few opening remarks from California Senator Dianne Feinstein, Aretha will take the stage. She’ll be followed by Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman, who is a world-renowned violinist.

And Obama himself was involved in the musical artist selection. Think he picked well? Feinstein said in a statement, “I am delighted to announce this superb lineup of participants in the 2009 inaugural ceremonies. The inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama will be an event of historic proportion. It is appropriate that the program will include some of the world's most gifted artists from a wide range of backgrounds and genres."

What do you think of the musical selections for the presidential inauguration? Beyonce must be a little upset cause she repeatedly

expressed interest
in singing for Obama's Inauguration.