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In Performance at the White House: Red, White, and Blues

Posted on 24 Feb 2012

Photo of B.B. King performing on stage

President and Mrs. Obama host this all-star celebration of the blues -- the musical form that sprang from the Mississippi Delta, up Highway 61 to the West Side of Chicago, with deep roots in Africa and slavery and influences on modern American music from soul to rock and roll. Leading popular artists' performances trace that migratory root and pay homage to the great figures of the genre and the songs they made famous -- from Robert Johnson to Muddy Waters.

Be sure to watch "In Performance at the White House: Red, White, and Blues" Monday, February 27, 2012 at 8 p.m.

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