Shakira Will Be One Of The Stars To Perform At A Celebration For Obama
By Dialogo January 16, 2009On Sunday, January 18, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, the Colombian singer Shakira will be among the music stars performing in a public celebration to commemorate Barack Obama’s inauguration. Obama has been elected the President of the United States of America. The world-famous Colombian artist will participate in this party along with Beyonce, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Usher, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, James Taylor, and others. The event will be broadcast by HBO, and the next President of the United States is expected to be present with his family, according to a press release from the singer's publicist in Los Angeles. The event will be free and open to the public, "making it the most accessible inauguration in history," the media stated when it was pointed out that the American network which holds the rights will broadcast this event on Sunday evening on open signal; hence, it will be free of charge and available to all satellite and cable customers. Next weekend a huge avalanche of Hollywood stars is expected to join the crowd in the Washington streets or private parties, excited to witness the first African-American President of the United States. The main Hispanic organizations will also offer an inaugural Latin gala on that day, two days after Obama's official inauguration. The Spanish singers Alejandro Sanz, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, and Paulina Rubio will participate in this gala. People magazine forewarned that it will be one of the most "star-spangled” inaugurations in American history.