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It's Obama-palooza starring Bono, Beyonce, Springsteen, Usher...

By Jimmy Orr / January 13, 2009

Jake Turcotte


Hey, what do you get when you have Garth Brooks, Beyonce, Bono, Sheryl Crow, Mary J Blige, Usher, Herbie Hancock, Bruce Springsteen, Shakira, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, and Stevie Wonder all on the same stage?

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Well if they're all singing their own songs concurrently -- it's a giant train wreck.  But we're assuming that's not going to happen.

Big party

The Presidential Inaugural Committee finally released the names of the big-time entertainers that will kick off the 56th Presidential Inaugural on Sunday, January 18 from 7:00 - 9:00pm (ET).

The event entitled "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial" is so jam-packed with entertainers, you may wonder how the heck are they going to cram it into a two-hour window.

Who knows?  But the lineup sounds great.

It's kind of like a 2009 version of Van Halen's "Monsters of Rock" tour when they toured with Metallica and the Scorpions (except none of these bands are invited).

Historical readings

If you're not into music but prefer historical readings, Team Obama has you covered.

Packed in between the musical selections will be said readings by Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah and Denzel Washington.

Top notch

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