On Friday, January 8, PBS will broadcast “A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House,” marking the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. Actress Carol Burnett will serve as host, and President Obama will offer opening remarks. The program highlights American-born musical genres including hip-hop, blues, and the American Songbook, art forms that the National Endowment for the Arts has supported over its 50-year history. The program was recorded on October 14 at the White House, with featured performers including Buddy Guy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Keb Mo, Smokey Robinson, Trombone Shorty, Esperanza Spalding, James Taylor, and Usher. For more information, click here.
Posted January 8, 2016