In Performance at The White House

S2016 E1 | FULL EPISODE

A Celebration of American Creativity

President and Mrs. Obama host an all-star music tribute from the East Room, celebrating the cultural resonance of art and literature in unique American musical forms.

AIRED: January 08, 2016 | 0:56:46
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♪♪

ANNOUNCER: TONIGHT FROM THE EAST ROOM OF THE WHITE HOUSE,

TROMBONE SHORTY ANDREWS,

CAROL BURNETT,

BUDDY GUY,

QUEEN LATIFAH,

MC LYTE,

AUDRA MCDONALD,

BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL,

KEB' MO',

SMOKEY ROBINSON,

ESPERANZA SPALDING,

JAMES TAYLOR AND USHER.

FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM:

"IN CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES ENDOWMENTS"

IS PROVIDED BY:

DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN,

THE LAURIE M. TISCH ILLUMINATION FUND,

THE HOWARD GILMAN FOUNDATION,

THE CARNEGIE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK,

THE FORD FOUNDATION,

THE JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION,

THE JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T. MACARTHUR FOUNDATION,

THE SPENCER FOUNDATION.

AND BY THE LBJ PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY,

HOME OF THE PAPERS OF PRESIDENT LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON,

WHO SIGNED INTO LAW THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT,

THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT, AND MEDICARE.

LBJLIBRARY.ORG.

AMERICAN AIRLINES OPERATES AN AVERAGE OF

6,700 FLIGHTS PER DAY TO NEARLY 350 DESTINATIONS

IN MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES.

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR SUPPORT OF ARTS PROGRAMMING

ON PUBLIC TELEVISION AND

IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

TONIGHT, FROM THE HISTORIC EAST ROOM,

JOIN THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY FOR

"A CELEBRATION AMERICAN CREATIVITY,

IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE."

LADIES AND GENTLEMAN PLEASE WELCOME THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND MRS. MICHELLE OBAMA.

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

PRESIDENT OBAMA: WELL, GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.

AUDIENCE: GOOD EVENING.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: WELCOME TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

AUDIENCE: THANK YOU.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Y'ALL LOOK VERY SHARP.

[AUDIENCE LAUGHTER].

TONIGHT, WE HONOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF

THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENTS FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES,

WITH A CELEBRATION OF ONE OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS:

AMERICAN CREATIVITY.

IN 1965, A YEAR THAT PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON SIGNED INTO LAW

SOME OF AMERICA'S MOST IMPORTANT ACHIEVEMENTS,

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID, THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT,

THE IMMIGRATION ACT, HE ALSO SIGNED A LAW CREATING THE

NATIONAL ENDOWMENTS OF THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES.

AND HE DID THIS BECAUSE HE BELIEVED IN A GREAT SOCIETY

THAT, IN HIS WORDS, "SERVES NOT ONLY THE NEEDS OF THE BODY

AND THE DEMANDS OF COMMERCE, BUT THE DESIRE FOR BEAUTY AND

THE HUNGER FOR COMMUNITY."

CREATIVITY.

IT'S ALWAYS PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE LIFE OF OUR NATION.

AMERICAN MUSIC IS GROUNDED IN THE STORIES OF REAL PEOPLE,

LIVING REAL LIVES, TELLING THEIR STORIES.

WHETHER JAZZ OR BLUES, COUNTRY OR ROCK AND ROLL,

BROADWAY OR HIP-HOP, IT'S ROOTED IN RECORDS OF SLAVERY

AND SEGREGATION; DUST BOWL AND DEPRESSION;

WINNING WARS AND COMING HOME; WORKING AND LOSING THAT PROUD

FACTORY JOB; TALES OF HOMETOWNS AND THE 'HOOD;

ALWAYS TALES OF FALLING IN LOVE AND HAVING YOUR HEART BROKEN.

IN AMERICA, WE TURN LIFE INTO LYRICS.

"LISTEN TO THE LYRICS," BUDDY GUY ONCE SAID.

"WE'RE SINGING ABOUT EVERYDAY LIFE:

RICH PEOPLE TRYING TO KEEP MONEY,

POOR PEOPLE TRYING TO GET IT,

AND EVERYONE HAVING TROUBLE WITH THEIR HUSBAND OR WIFE!"

EXCEPT ME.

[AUDIENCE LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE].

THAT QUINTESSENTIALLY AMERICAN CREATIVE SPIRIT,

SOWED IN OUR OWN SOIL, DEFINED BY OUR OWN EXPERIENCE,

FLAVORED BY EACH NEW WAVE OF IMMIGRANTS THAT

REACHES OUR SHORES, THAT MAY BE OUR GREATEST EXPORT.

THE AMERICAN SOUNDTRACK.

FROM SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAMS TO THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENTS FOR

THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES.

WE'VE GOT TO SUPPORT OUR ARTISTS,

AND CELEBRATE THEIR WORK, AND DO OUR PART TO ENSURE THAT THE

AMERICAN CREATIVE SPIRIT THAT HAS DEFINED US FROM THE VERY

BEGINNING WILL THRIVE FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

SO WITH THAT, IT'S MY GREAT PLEASURE TO WELCOME

TO OUR STAGE, OUR FIRST PERFORMER, KEB' MO'.

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

♪ ["AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL"]♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪ KEB' MO': O BEAUTIFUL FOR SPACIOUS SKIES,♪

♪ FOR AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN.♪

♪ FOR PURPLE MOUNTAINS MAJESTIES,♪

♪ ABOVE THE FRUITED PLAIN!♪

♪ AMERICA, AMERICA!♪

♪ GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE.♪

♪ AND CROWN THY GOOD WITH BROTHERHOOD,♪

♪ FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA!♪

♪♪

♪ O BEAUTIFUL FOR HEROES PROVED,♪

♪ IN LIBERATING STRIFE.♪

♪ WHO MORE THAN SELF THEIR COUNTRY LOVED.♪

♪ AND MERCY MORE THAN LIFE!♪

♪ AMERICA, AMERICA!♪

♪ MAY GOD THY GOLD REFINE.♪

♪ AND MAY ALL SUCCESS BE NOBLENESS♪

♪ AND EVERY GAIN DIVINE!♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪ O AMERICA, AMERICA!♪

♪ GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE.♪

♪ AND CROWN THY GOOD WITH BROTHERHOOD,♪

♪ FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA!♪

♪ FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA!♪

♪♪

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

THANK YOU.

ANNOUNCER: SHE'S BEEN HONORED WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL

OF FREEDOM AND THE KENNEDY CENTER MARK TWAIN PRIZE,

THE GREAT CAROL BURNETT!

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

CAROL BURNETT: OH THANK YOU, IT IS A SPECIAL THRILL FOR ME

TO BE HERE TONIGHT ON STAGE, ON THIS STAGE AS WE

COMMEMORATE THE DAY THAT LBJ SIGNED THE ACT THAT CREATED

OUR PRICELESS ENDOWMENTS.

YOU SEE, IT'S SPECIAL FOR ME BECAUSE WAY BACK THEN,

MY GOOD CHUM, JULIE ANDREWS AND I WERE AMONG THE

PERFORMERS EARLIER AT LBJ'S INAUGURATION.

SO THROUGHOUT THOSE FIVE DECADES...

[AUDIENCE LAUGHTER].

OUR UNIQUELY AMERICAN MUSIC HAS BEEN THE WORLD'S SOUNDTRACK.

AND FOR 50 YEARS, THE OLDER GENERATION HAS SAID TO THE

YOUNGER ONE "CAN YOU PLEASE TURN DOWN THAT NOISE?"

IN A PHRASE THAT I BORROWED FROM A GREAT BROADWAY SHOW,

TONIGHT WE'RE GONNA,

"BRING IN DA NOISE AND BRING IN DA FUNK."

ANNOUNCER: PLEASE WELCOME QUEEN LATIFAH

AND NEW ORLEANS OWN, TROMBONE SHORTY.

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

♪♪

QUEEN LATIFAH: HEY MA!

NOW BACK IN THE DAY, WE HAD WHAT THEY CALLED

"THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE."

FAMILIAR.

ALL THE ARTS GOT AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAKEOVER.

PEOPLE DANCED AND PARTIED LIKE THE GOOD TIMES WOULD NEVER END.

DEPRESSION WASN'T EVEN IN THE VOCABULARY YET.

AND YEAH WASHINGTON FINALLY GOT SOME SENSE AND

GAVE WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE!

CAN I GET AN AMEN?

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

IN CASE YOU'RE WONDERING WHAT YOU CALL THIS MUSIC THAT THE

BAND IS PLAYING WHILE I'M TALKING US INTO A GROOVE,

I'M TALKIN' ABOUT, IT'S CALLED A VAMP.

THAT'S ALSO WHAT THEY CALLED THE LIBERATED WOMEN LIKE THE

ONES WAY UPTOWN IN PLACES LIKE "THE COTTON CLUB."

AND THAT'S WHERE MY GIRL BESSIE SMITH WOULD OFTEN SING

UNTIL THE LAST SHOT WAS POURED, RIGHT 'ROUND SUN-UP.

♪♪

PLAY THAT TRUMPET GIRL.

♪ [TRUMPET SOLO].♪

♪ ["PREACHIN' THE BLUES"]♪

♪ DOWN IN ATLANTA G-A, UNDER THE VIADUCT EV'RY DAY.♪

♪ DRINKING CORN AND HOLLERIN' HOORAY.♪

♪ PIANOS PLAYING TILL, THE BREAK OF DAY.♪

♪ AS I TURNED MY HEAD, I LOUDLY SAID,♪

♪ "PREACH THEM BLUES.♪

♪ SING THEM BLUES, THEY CERTAINLY SOUND GOOD TO ME."♪

♪ I'VE BEEN IN LOVE FOR THE LAST SIX MONTHS AND♪

♪ AIN'T DONE WORRYING YET.♪

♪ MOAN 'EM BLUES, HOLLER THEM BLUES.♪

♪ LET ME CONVERT YOUR SOUL.♪

♪ 'CAUSE JUST A LITTLE SPIRIT OF THE BLUES TONIGHT.♪

♪ LET ME TELL YOU GIRLS,♪

♪ THAT YOUR MAN AIN'T TREATIN' YOU RIGHT.♪

♪ LET ME TELL YOU, I DON'T MEAN NO WRONG.♪

♪ I WILL LEARN YOU SOMETHING, IF YOU LISTEN TO THIS SONG.♪

♪ I AIN'T HERE TO TRY TO SAVE YOUR SOUL,♪

♪ JUST WANT TO TEACH YOU HOW TO SAVE YOUR GOOD JELLY ROLL.♪

♪ GOING ON DOWN THE LINE A LITTLE FURTHER NOW,♪

♪ THERE'S MANY A POOR WOMAN DOWN.♪

♪ READ ON DOWN TO CHAPTER NINE,♪

♪ WOMEN MUST LEARN HOW TO TAKE THEIR TIME.♪

♪ READ ON DOWN TO CHAPTER TEN, TAKING OTHER WOMEN'S MEN,♪

♪ YOU ARE DOING A SIN.♪

♪ SING 'EM, SING 'EM, SING THEM BLUES.♪

♪ LET ME CONVERT YOUR SOUL.♪

♪ COME ON NOW!♪

♪ [TRUMPET SOLO].♪

♪ PREACH ON SISTER.♪

♪ [TRUMPET SOLO].♪

♪ NOW ONE OLD SISTER BY THE NAME OF SISTER GREEN,♪

♪ JUMPED UP AND DONE A SHIMMY YOU AIN'T NEVER SEEN.♪

♪ SING 'EM, SING 'EM, SING THEM BLUES.♪

♪ LET ME CONVERT YOUR SOUL.♪

[AUDIENCE CHEERING AND APPLAUSE].

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

ANNOUNCER: ONCE AGAIN, MS. CAROL BURNETT.

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

CAROL BURNETT: AS LBJ SAID "SOMEHOW,

THE SCIENTISTS ALWAYS SEEM TO GET IN THE PENTHOUSE,

WHILE THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES GET THE BASEMENT."

WELL, ALL YOU SCIENTISTS, TONIGHT THE ARTS AND

HUMANITIES HAPPEN TO BE IN THE EAST ROOM OF THE WHITE HOUSE!

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

SO WITH YOUR PERMISSION OR WITHOUT IT,

I'M GOING TO READ A POEM.

THIS IS A POEM BY A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE

ALGONQUIN ROUNDTABLE, DOROTHY PARKER.

IT'S CALLED "BOHEMIA."

"AUTHORS AND ACTORS AND ARTISTS AND SUCH,

NEVER KNOW NOTHING, AND NEVER KNOW MUCH.

SCULPTORS AND SINGERS AND THOSE OF THEIR KIDNEY,

TELL THEIR AFFAIRS FROM SEATTLE TO SYDNEY.

PLAYWRIGHTS AND POETS AND SUCH HORSES' NECKS,

START OFF FROM ANYWHERE, AND END UP AT SEX.

DIARISTS, CRITICS, AND SIMILAR ROE, NEVER SAY NOTHING,

AND NEVER SAY NO.

PEOPLE WHO DO THINGS EXCEED MY ENDURANCE;

GOD, FOR A MAN THAT SOLICITS INSURANCE!"

SO THERE YOU HAVE DOROTHY PARKER.

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

SHE'S A TRUE AMERICAN ORIGINAL.

THERE ARE TWO PHOTOS FROM THE DAY THAT LBJ SIGNED THE ACT

THAT CREATED THE ENDOWMENTS.

THERE'S ONE.

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

AND IT LOOKS LIKE LADY BIRD APPROVED.

IN THE GREAT MIGRATION THAT STARTED IN THE '20'S AND

CONTINUED INTO THE 1950'S MANY AFRICAN-AMERICANS LEFT THE

SOUTH AND ADJUSTED TO THE TOUGH FACTS OF LIFE UP NORTH.

ELECTRIC BLUES WAS THEIR MUSIC, BORN IN CHICAGO.

LIKE THE DAILY LIFE IT REFLECTED,

THE MUSIC WAS OFTEN ABOUT LOVE GONE WRONG

AND PEOPLE BARELY SCRAPING BY.

SO PLEASE ENJOY THE BLUES AS INTERPRETED BY KEB' MO'

AND NATIONAL ARTS MEDALIST BUDDY GUY.

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

♪ ["BORN TO PLAY THE GUITAR"]♪

♪♪

♪ BUDDY GUY: I WAS BORN IN LOUISIANA.♪

♪ AND BY THE AGE OF TWO, MY MOTHER TOLD MY PAPA,♪

♪ "OUR LITTLE BOY'S GOT THE BLUES."♪

♪ I GREW UP REAL FAST♪

♪ AND I'VE TRAVELED VERY FAR.♪

♪ BUT MY LOVE FOR MY GUITAR, LORD.♪

♪ [INAUDIBLE]♪

♪ WOMEN IN CHICAGO, THEY LOVE ME TO THE BONE.♪

♪ BUT MY LOVE FOR MY GUITAR KEEP ME LONG WAY FROM HOME.♪

♪ BUT I GOT A REPUTATION.♪

♪ EVERYBODY KNOWS MY NAME.♪

♪ YOU KNOW I WAS BORN TO PLAY THE GUITAR.♪

♪ AND I GOT BLUES RUNNING THROUGH MY VEINS.♪

♪ [GUITAR SOLO].♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪ I GOT SIX STRINGS LOADED, ON MY BAD MACHINE.♪

♪ SHOW ME THE MONEY, AND I'LL MAKE THIS DAMN THING SCREAM.♪

♪ I'M GONNA KEEP ON PLAYING, 'TIL ON MY DYING DAY,♪

♪ A POLKA-DOT GUITAR GONNA BE RESTING ON MY GRAVE.♪

♪ I GOT THIS HERE REPUTATION.♪

♪ AND EVERY, YES, EVERYBODY KNOWS MY NAME,♪

♪ BUDDY GUY THAT IS.♪

♪ YOU KNOW I WAS BORN TO PLAY THIS HERE GUITAR,♪

♪ AND I GOT THE BLUES RUNNING THROUGH MY VEINS.♪

THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

ANNOUNCER: PLEASE WELCOME,

NATIONAL MEDAL FOR THE ARTS RECIPIENT, JAMES TAYLOR.

JAMES TAYLOR: WORLD WAR II MARKED THE FIRST TIME THAT

MILLIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS AND WHITES SERVED TOGETHER,

AND ROCK AND ROLL, REFLECTED THAT EXPERIENCE.

PART R&B, PART COUNTRY, PART LATINO.

HERE'S A SONG FROM ONE OF ROCK N' ROLL'S

FOUNDING FATHERS, MR. BUDDY HOLLY.

♪ ["EVERYDAY"]♪

♪♪

♪ I SAID, EVERYDAY IT'S A GETTING CLOSER.♪

♪ GOING FASTER THAN A ROLLER COASTER,♪

♪ WITH A LOVE LIKE YOURS SURELY BOUND TO COME MY WAY.♪

♪ I'M HERE EVERYDAY SEEMS A LITTLE BIT FASTER.♪

♪ AND ALL OF MY FRIENDS THEY SAY GO ON UP AND ASK HER.♪

♪ WITH A LOVE LIKE YOURS WOULD SURELY BOUND TO COME MY WAY.♪

♪ OH, EVERYDAY SEEMS A LITTLE STRONGER.♪

♪ AND EVERYDAY IT LASTS A LITTLE LONGER.♪

♪ COME WHAT MAY DO YOU EVER LONG FOR TRUE LOVE FROM ME?♪

♪ OH I SAID EVERYDAY SOME ARE GETTING CLOSER,♪

♪ AND GOING MUCH FASTER THAN A ROLLER COASTER.♪

♪ WITH A LOVE LIKE YOURS, SURELY BOUND TO COME MY WAY.♪

♪ I MEAN A LOVE LIKE YOURS♪

♪ MUST SURELY COME MY WAY.♪

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: OH-OH-OH-OH.♪

♪ JAMES TAYLOR: OH EVERYDAY, YEAH, SAID.♪

♪ PRETEND EVERYDAY.♪

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: OH EVERYDAY.♪

♪ JAMES TAYLOR: EVERYDAY AND EVERYDAY AND EVERYDAY.♪

♪ EACH AND EVERYDAY.♪

♪ HOPE IT COME MY WAY.♪

♪ HOPE IT COME MY WAY, DOES IT COME MY WAY?♪

♪ DOES IT COME MY WAY?♪

♪ EACH AND EVERYDAY, YEAH.♪

♪ EVERYDAY.♪

♪ EVERYDAY.♪

♪♪

[AUDIENCE CHEERING AND APPLAUSE].

ANNOUNCER: AND NOW, TWO OF THE BRIGHTEST STARS ON BROADWAY,

BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL WHO WILL BE JOINED BY AUDRA MCDONALD.

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL IS A

UNIQUE AMERICAN ART FORM.

IN EVERY ERA IT HAS EXPRESSED WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE HOPE FOR,

AND HOW WE CARRY ON.

THE SHOW "RAGTIME" IS A WORK OF FICTION BY E. L. DOCTOROW,

WHO WAS AWARDED BY THE WAY,

A NATIONAL HUMANITIES MEDAL FOR IT.

LIKE MANY OF THE GREATEST MUSICALS,

IT TAKES ON AGE-OLD ISSUES THAT WE CONTINUE TO GRAPPLE

WITH TO THIS DAY.

♪ ["WHEELS OF A DREAM"]♪

♪ I SEE HIS FACE.♪

♪ I HEAR HIS HEARTBEAT.♪

♪ I LOOK IN THOSE EYES, HOW WISE THEY SEEM.♪

♪ WELL, WHEN HE IS OLD ENOUGH, I WILL SHOW HIM AMERICA.♪

♪ AND HE WILL RIDE ON THE WHEELS OF A DREAM.♪

♪ WE'LL GO DOWN SOUTH.♪

♪ AUDRA MCDONALD: GO DOWN SOUTH.♪

♪ BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL: AND SEE YOUR PEOPLE.♪

♪ AUDRA MCDONALD: SEE MY FOLKS.♪

♪ BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL: WON'T THEY TAKE TO HIM.♪

♪ AUDRA MCDONALD: THEY'LL TAKE TO HIM.♪

♪ BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL: LIKE CATS TO CREAM.♪

♪ THEN WE'LL TRAVEL ON FROM THERE.♪

♪ AUDRA MCDONALD: CALIFORNIA OR WHO KNOWS WHERE!♪

♪ BOTH: AND WE WILL RIDE ON THE WHEELS OF A DREAM.♪

♪ BRAIN STOKES MITCHELL: YES, THE WHEELS ARE TURNING♪

♪ FOR US, GIRL.♪

♪ AND THE TIMES ARE STARTING TO ROLL.♪

♪ ANY MAN CAN GET WHERE HE WANTS TO,♪

♪ IF HE'S GOT SOME FIRE IN HIS SOUL.♪

♪ WE'LL SEE JUSTICE, COMING AND PLENTY OF MEN,♪

♪ WHO WILL STAND UP AND GIVE US OUR DUE.♪

♪ OH, SARAH, IT'S MORE THAN PROMISES.♪

♪ SARAH, IT MUST BE TRUE, A COUNTRY THAT LETS A MAN LIKE♪

♪ ME OWN A CAR, RAISE A CHILD, BUILD A LIFE WITH YOU,♪

♪ WITH YOU.♪

♪ AUDRA MCDONALD: WITH YOU.♪

♪ BOTH: BEYOND THAT ROAD, BEYOND THIS LIFETIME,♪

♪ THAT CAR FULL OF HOPE WILL ALWAYS GLEAM!♪

♪ WITH THE PROMISE OF HAPPINESS AND THE FREEDOM♪

♪ HE'LL LIVE TO KNOW.♪

♪ HE'LL TRAVEL WITH HEAD HELD HIGH,♪

♪ JUST AS FAR AS HIS HEART CAN GO.♪

♪ AND HE WILL RIDE, OUR SON WILL RIDE,♪

♪ ON THE WHEELS OF A DREAM.♪

[AUDIENCE CHEERING AND APPLAUSE].

ANNOUNCER: PLEASE WELCOME ONE OF THE MOST PROLIFIC SINGER

SONGWRITERS IN OUR HISTORY, N.E.A MEDAL RECIPIENT,

SMOKEY ROBINSON.

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

SMOKEY ROBINSON: THANK YOU.

A FEW YEARS BACK, A YOUNG MAN IN DETROIT, NAMED BARRY GORDY,

STARTED WHAT BECAME A MUSICAL REVOLUTION.

WE USED TO TAKE OUT OUR TOURS.

AND WE HAD, WE CALLED IT THE "MOTORTOWN REVUE,"

AND WE WOULD HAVE THE TEMPTATIONS AND THE FOUR TOPS

AND MARVIN GAYE AND MARY WELLS AND MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS

AND THE MARVELETTES AND STEVIE WONDER AND

DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMES AND GLADYS KNIGHT

AND JUNIOR WALKER AND, OF COURSE, THE MIRACLES.

[AUDIENCE CHEERING AND APPLAUSE].

AND FORTUNATELY FOR ME, I GOT A CHANCE TO WRITE

SOME SONGS FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE.

♪ ["MY GIRL"]♪

♪♪

♪ I'VE GOT SUNSHINE, ON A CLOUDY DAY.♪

♪ WELL, WELL, WELL, WELL.♪

♪ WHEN IT'S COLD OUTSIDE, I'VE GOT THE MONTH OF MAY,♪

♪ YES I HAVE IT.♪

♪ COME ON NOW.♪

♪ ALL: I GUESS YOU'D SAY, WHAT CAN MAKE ME FEEL THIS WAY?♪

♪ SMOKEY ROBINSON: MY GIRL.♪

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: MY GIRL, MY GIRL.♪

♪ SMOKEY ROBINSON: TALKIN' 'BOUT MY GIRL.♪

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: MY GIRL.♪

♪ SMOKEY ROBINSON: I'VE GOT SO MUCH HONEY,♪

♪ THE BEES ENVY ME, OH YES.♪

♪ I'VE GOT A SWEETER SONG, THAN THE BIRDS IN THE TREES.♪

♪ WELL NOW, WELL NOW.♪

♪ ALL: I GUESS YOU'D SAY, WHAT CAN MAKE ME FEEL THIS WAY?♪

♪ SMOKEY ROBINSON: MY GIRL.♪

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: MY GIRL, MY GIRL.♪

♪ SMOKEY ROBINSON: TALKIN' 'BOUT MY GIRL.♪

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: MY GIRL.♪

♪ SMOKEY ROBINSON: UH!♪

♪ BUM-BUM-BUM BUM-BUM-BUM-BUM-BUM-BUM.♪

♪ ALL: HEY, HEY, HEY.♪

♪ SMOKEY ROBINSON: DO IT, DO IT.♪

♪ DO IT, DO IT.♪

♪ ALL: HEY, HEY, HEY.♪

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: OOO-OOO-OOO, YEAH.♪

♪ SMOKEY ROBINSON: I DON'T NEED NO MONEY,♪

♪ NO FORTUNE OR FAME.♪

♪ OH NO, NO.♪

♪ I'VE GOT ALL THE RICHES BABY, ONE MAN CAN CLAIM.♪

♪ WELL NOW, WELL NOW.♪

♪ ALL: I GUESS YOU'D SAY, WHAT CAN MAKE ME FEEL THIS WAY?♪

♪ SMOKEY ROBINSON: MY GIRL.♪

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: MY GIRL, MY GIRL.♪

♪ SMOKEY ROBINSON: TALKIN' 'BOUT MY GIRL.♪

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: MY GIRL.♪

♪ SMOKEY ROBINSON: I'VE GOT SUNSHINE ON♪

♪ A CLOUDY DAY WITH MY GIRL.♪

♪ EVEN GOT THE MAY WITH MY GIRL.♪

♪ OOO-OOO.♪

♪ TALKIN' 'BOUT...♪

♪ MY GIRL♪

♪ MY GIRL, MY GIRL.♪

[AUDIENCE CHEERING AND APPLAUSE].

ANNOUNCER: ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE WELCOME

JAMES TAYLOR AND KEB' MO'.

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

JAMES TAYLOR: APPALACHIAN HYMNS, TEXAS SWING,

AND THE BLUES CAME TOGETHER IN NASHVILLE TO BECOME COUNTRY.

IT'S THE MUSIC OF EVERYDAY PEOPLE:

TRUCK DRIVERS, FACTORY WORKERS, WAITRESSES, AND CARPENTERS.

ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRING COUNTRY ARTISTS AS A SINGER

AND A SONGWRITER WAS HANK WILLIAMS.

THIS NEXT ONE IS FOR ANYONE WHO'S EVER FELT LONESOME.

♪ ["I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY"]♪

♪♪

♪ KEB' MO': HEAR THAT LONESOME WHIPPOORWILL.♪

♪ HE SOUNDS TOO BLUE TO FLY.♪

♪ THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN IS WHINING LOW.♪

♪ I'M SO LONESOME THAT I COULD CRY.♪

♪ JAMES TAYLOR: I'VE NEVER SEEN A NIGHT SO LONG.♪

♪ WHEN TIME GOES CRAWLING BY.♪

♪ THE MOON JUST WENT BEHIND THE CLOUDS,♪

♪ TO HIDE ITS HEAD AND CRY.♪

♪ KEB' MO': DID YOU EVER SEE A ROBIN WEEP,♪

♪ WHEN LEAVES BEGIN TO DIE?♪

♪ JAMES TAYLOR: THAT MEANS, HE'S LOST THE WILL TO LIVE.♪

♪ I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY.♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪ BOTH: THE SILENCE OF A FALLING STAR,♪

♪ LIGHTS UP A PURPLE SKY.♪

♪ AND AS I WONDER WHERE YOU ARE,♪

♪ I'M SO LONESOME THAT I COULD CRY.♪

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

ANNOUNCER: PLEASE WELCOME JAZZ VIRTUOSO,

ESPERANZA SPALDING.

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

ESPERANZA SPALDING: WELL EUROPE GAVE US CLASSICAL MUSIC.

AND JAZZ IS AMERICA'S CLASSICAL MUSIC.

WHERE BLUES WAS BORN IN THE FARMS AND FIELDS OF THE SOUTH,

JAZZ IS URBAN COOL.

SO I'M GOING TO SING A SONG FOR YOU THAT HAS BEEN SUNG FOR

MORE THAN 6 DECADES AND IT HAS A MESSAGE FOR HOPE.

ORIGINALLY THIS WAS SUNG DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION

WHEN THE END WAS NOT IN SIGHT.

SO I HOPE YOU'LL ENJOY AND I HOPE YOU TRY LIVING

"ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET."

♪ ["ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET"]♪

♪ I USED TO WALK IN THE SHADE, WITH MY BLUES ON PARADE.♪

♪ BUT I'M NOT AFRAID, IT'S OVER,♪

♪ PASS IT RIGHT OVER.♪

♪ GRAB YOUR HAT AND GRAB YOUR COAT.♪

♪ LEAVE YOUR WORRIES ON THE DOORSTEP.♪

♪ JUST DIRECT YOUR FEET, TO THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET.♪

♪ CAN'T YOU HEAR THE PITTER-PAT♪

♪ AND THAT HAPPY TUNE IN YOUR STEP?♪

♪ LIFE COULD BE SO SWEET, ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET.♪

♪ I USED TO WALK, I ADMIT, IN THE SHADE,♪

♪ WITH MY BLUES ON PARADE.♪

♪ BUT I'M NOT AFRAID.♪

♪ IT'S OVER, PASSING RIGHT OVER.♪

♪ IF I NEVER HAD ONE CENT, I'D BE RICH AS ROCKEFELLER.♪

♪ STAR DUST AT MY FEET, ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET.♪

♪ OH, OH, OH, YEAH.♪

♪ [SAX SOLO].♪

♪♪

♪ [BASS SOLO].♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪ I USED TO WALK IN THE SHADE, WITH MY BLUES ON PARADE.♪

♪ BUT NOW, NOW I'M NOT AFRAID.♪

♪ IT'S OVER, THIS ROVER PASSING OVER.♪

♪ IF I NEVER HAD ONE CENT, I'D BE RICH,♪

♪ PROBABLY HE'S NOT THE RICHEST ONE ANY MORE BUT,♪

♪ AT LEAST I'D HAVE SOME DOLLARS AT MY FEET.♪

♪ ON THE SUNNY, ON THE SUNNY,♪

♪ ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET.♪

[AUDIENCE CHEERING AND APPLAUSE].

ANNOUNCER: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, USHER.

♪ [USHER HUMMING].♪

USHER: THE YEAR WAS 1971.

MARVIN GAYE WROTE OF AMERICA THOUGH THE EYES OF

A RETURNING VIETNAM VET.

HE WOVE A TALE OF WAR, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, DRUGS,

THE DECLINE OF OUR CITIES,

AND THE TOLL OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION.

IN THE SPACE OF 9 SONGS THAT LASTED

47 MINUTES AND 29 SECONDS, HE EMBRACED ALL OF AMERICAN

LIFE IN A TIME OF CHALLENGE AND CHANGE.

SADLY, DECADES LATER, THE PROBLEMS MARVIN WROTE

OF ARE STILL PREVALENT.

I JUST WANT TO ASK A QUESTION,

WHO REALLY CARES TO SAVE A WORLD IN DESPAIR?

WHO REALLY CARES?

♪ ["SAVE THE CHILDREN"]♪

♪ THERE'LL COME A TIME♪

♪ WHEN THE WORLD WON'T BE SINGIN'.♪

♪ FLOWERS WON'T GROW♪

♪ AND THE BELLS WON'T BE RINGIN'.♪

♪ WHO IN HERE CARES?♪

♪ WHO IS WILLING TO TRY TO SAVE A WORLD♪

♪ THAT IS DESTINED TO DIE?♪

♪ OH, WHOA, YEAH.♪

♪ ["MERCY MERCY ME"]♪

♪ YEAH, COME ON Y'ALL.♪

♪ WHOA, OH MERCY, MERCY ME.♪

♪ AH, THINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE NO, NO.♪

♪ WHERE DID ALL THE BLUE SKIES GO?♪

♪ POISON IS THE WIND THAT BLOWS FROM THE NORTH♪

♪ AND SOUTH AND EAST.♪

♪ OH MERCY, MERCY ME.♪

♪ AH, THINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE NO, NO.♪

♪ OIL WASTED ON THE OCEAN AND UPON OUR SEAS,♪

♪ FISH FULL OF MERCURY.♪

♪ WHOA.♪

♪ OH MERCY, MERCY ME.♪

♪ OH THINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE NO, NO.♪

♪ RADIATION UNDERGROUND AND IN THE SKY.♪

♪ ANIMALS AND BIRDS WHO LIVE NEARBY ARE DYING.♪

♪ OH MERCY, MERCY ME.♪

♪ AH, THINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE.♪

♪ WHAT ABOUT THIS OVER CROWDED LAND.♪

♪ HOW MUCH MORE ABUSE FROM MAN CAN SHE STAND?♪

♪ OH!♪

♪ [SAX SOLO].♪

♪ COME ON Y'ALL, CLAP YOUR HANDS NOW.♪

♪ YEAH.♪

♪ YEAH.♪

♪ WE NEED LOVE.♪

♪ NOW, EVERYDAY.♪

♪ GREAT DEPRESSION, WE GOT ONE WORLD.♪

♪ WE GOT TO LOVE IT TOGETHER, TOGETHER,♪

♪ TOGETHER, TOGETHER,♪

♪ TOGETHER, TOGETHER, TOGETHER, TOGETHER,♪

♪ TOGETHER, TOGETHER.♪

♪ MAKE IT BETTER.♪

♪ [SCATTING].♪

♪ DO IT TOGETHER♪

♪ GOT TO MAKE IT BETTER.♪

[AUDIENCE CHEERING AND APPLAUSE].

ANNOUNCER: SHE'S THE FIRST WOMAN TO RECEIVE A GRAMMY

FOR BEST RAP SOLO.

ONCE AGAIN, HERE'S QUEEN LATIFAH.

[AUDIENCE CHEERING AND APPLAUSE].

QUEEN LATIFAH: MY, MY HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED!

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT HIP-HOP WOULD EVER

BE HEARD IN THIS ROOM?

MOST DEFINITELY IT DID NOT START IN SUCH A FANCY PLACE.

THE HISTORIANS, YEAH HIP-HOP HAS SOME TOO,

SAY IT WAS A WHOLE CULTURE.

IT WAS GRAFFITI, DJ'ING, BREAK DANCING, POETRY;

IT SEEMS YOU CAN'T EVEN GO TO A PARIS FASHION SHOW THESE

DAYS AND NOT SEE SOME EXPENSIVE DESIGNER CLOTHING

THAT LOOKS LIKE IT CAME STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON.

NOW, I'M SURE Y'ALL ALL HAVE HEARD OF JAMES BROWN

BEING REFERRED TO AS THE "GODFATHER OF SOUL."

WELL GIVE IT UP FOR MY MENTOR, MY INSPIRATION, MY ALL-IN-ALL,

THE GODMOTHER OF HIP-HOP, MC LYTE!

[AUDIENCE CHEERING AND APPLAUSE].

MC LYTE: THIS IS A LETTER TO ALL MY YOUNG MEN

ACROSS THIS COUNTRY.

♪ ["DEAR JOHN"]♪

♪ I KNOW YOU GOTTA FEEL LIKE YOUR BACK IS PINNED AGAINST♪

♪ THE WALL, MOST TIMES.♪

♪ BUT IN THOSE TIMES YOU REMAIN OPEN.♪

♪ CLOSED MINDS WILL GET YOU NOWHERE.♪

♪ GOTTA MOVE WITH NO FEAR, SO DEAR, I SALUTE YOU.♪

♪ KNOWING EVERYTHING YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH IS♪

♪ JUST A JOURNEY EVERY MAN MUST TAKE.♪

♪ THE KEY FOR SOME IT'S NOT TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES♪

♪ AND FALL VICTIM TO THE CHAOS THE WORLD CREATES.♪

♪ IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT YOU CAN MISTAKE AN ALLY♪

♪ FOR AN OPPONENT AND WIPE YOUR OWN OUT.♪

♪ WHAT A WASTE AND IN THE FACE OF HASTE YOU♪

♪ DISCOVER THAT IT'S TOO LATE.♪

♪ 1-2-3, LET'S GO!♪

♪ ["CHA CHA CHA"]♪

♪ CLAP YOUR HANDS, CLAP YOUR HANDS.♪

♪ OH YES.♪

♪ YOU CAN CHA-CHA-CHA TO THIS MARDI GRAS.♪

♪ YOU'RE THE BEST PRESIDENT THAT I'VE SEEN THUS FAR.♪

♪ AND I DO GET BETTER, THE VOICE GETS WETTER.♪

♪ NOBODY GETS HURT.♪

♪ DO MY THING WITH THE MC LYTE SWING.♪

♪ THE DOPENESS I WRITE I GUARANTEE DELIGHT.♪

♪ TO THE HIP-HOP MANIAC THE UPTOWN BRAINIAC,♪

♪ IN FULL EFFECT MC LYTE IS BACK.♪

♪ AND BETTER THAN BEFORE AS IF THAT WAS POSSIBLE.♪

♪ MY COMPETITION YOU'LL FIND THEM IN THE HOSPITAL.♪

♪ VISITING TIME I THINK IT'S ON A SUNDAY.♪

♪ BUT NOTICE THEY ONLY GET ONE DAY TO SHINE.♪

♪ THE REST OF THE WEEK IS MINE.♪

♪ AND I'LL BLIND YOU WITH THE SCIENCE THAT♪

♪ THE OTHERS HAVE YET TO FIND.♪

♪ SO COME ALONG AND I'LL LEAD YOU THE RIGHT WAY.♪

♪ JUST CLAP YOUR HANDS TO THE WORDS I SAY COME ON.♪

♪ HEY!♪

♪ AUDIENCE: HEY!♪

♪ MC LYTE: EVERYBODY SAY, "HEY!"♪

♪ AUDIENCE: HEY!♪

♪ MC LYTE: EVERYBODY SAY, "HO-O!"♪

♪ AUDIENCE: HO-O!♪

♪ MC LYTE: SAY, "HO-O!"♪

♪ AUDIENCE: HO-O!♪

♪ DJ JERMAINE LET ME HEAR A SCRATCH.♪

♪ NOW IT'S TIME TO KICK A RHYME OUT THE BATCH.♪

♪ AND YOU'RE THE RECEIVER EAGER AS A BEAVER.♪

♪ TIME TO CONVERT THE NON-BELIEVER.♪

♪ THAT I'M A ROADRUNNER, LEAVING YOU IN THE DUST.♪

♪ I CAN ADJUST TO THE TIMES.♪

♪ AND AT TIMES I MIGHT JUST GET QUICKER,♪

♪ THAN THE TICKER OF YOUR PACEMAKER.♪

♪ MORE TENDER THAN A RONI,♪

♪ BUT HARDER THAN A JAWBREAKER.♪

♪ SO DON'T EVER SECOND GUESS ME AND IF YOU'RE WONDERING♪

♪ "WHO COULD THE BEST BE?♪

♪ THINK A SECOND AND RECOLLECT THE WORST WHIPPING YOU EVER♪

♪ HAD YET AND I'LL BET THAT I DID IT.♪

♪ MY FINGERPRINTS ARE STILL ON YOU.♪

♪ HOW MANY TIMES I GOTTA WARN YOU,♪

♪ ABOUT THE LIGHT IT'LL BLIND YOUR SIGHT.♪

♪ BUT THE RHYTHM WILL STILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT.♪

♪ HEY!♪

♪ AUDIENCE: HEY!♪

♪ MC LYTE: EVERYBODY SAY, "HEY!"♪

♪ AUDIENCE: HEY!♪

♪ MC LYTE: SAY, "HO-O!"♪

♪ AUDIENCE: HO-O!♪

♪ MC LYTE: SAY, "HO-O!"♪

♪ AUDIENCE: HO-O!♪

♪ I'VE GOT THE POWER TO SPIT OUT AND DEVOUR♪

♪ AT THE SAME TIME I'LL EAT YOU UP WITH A RHYME BUT♪

♪ I'LL LET YOU SLIDE 'CUZ YOU ACCIDENTALLY♪

♪ HOPPED ON THE WRONG SIDE.♪

♪ NOW COME ON THAT'S SUICIDE.♪

♪ HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING OKAY,♪

♪ LET'S SAY YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT YOU WERE DOING.♪

♪ YOU'RE NEW IN TOWN AND YOU'RE LOOKING AROUND FOR ANOTHER♪

♪ NAME TO RUIN AND IT'S ME THAT YOU'RE PURSUING.♪

♪ WELL, WELL, WELL I'LL BE DAMNED.♪

♪ I MIGHT AS WELL TELL YOU WHO I AM.♪

♪ I AM THE CAPITAL L-Y-T-E AND IT'S SHOCKING I'M THE ONE♪

♪ YOU'RE MOCKING OH YES, I'VE BEEN WATCHING YOU WATCHING ME.♪

♪ AND LIKE THE FAT ON YOUR BACK IT'S PLAIN TO SEE,♪

♪ THAT YOU'RE A WANNABE BUT YOU CAN'T BE WHAT YOU'RE NOT.♪

♪ SO YOU BETTER START LIVING WITH WHAT YOU GOT.♪

♪ HEY!♪

♪ AUDIENCE: HEY!♪

♪ MC LYTE: EVERYBODY SAY, "HEY!"♪

♪ AUDIENCE: HEY!♪

♪ MC LYTE: COME ON LET'S SAY, "HO-O!"♪

♪ AUDIENCE: HO-O!♪

♪ MC LYTE: WHITE HOUSE SAY, "HO-O!"♪

♪ AUDIENCE: HO-O!♪

♪ KICK THIS ONE HERE FOR ME AND MY DJ.♪

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE AND CHEERING].

ANNOUNCER: PLEASE WELCOME BACK, THE GREAT TROMBONE SHORTY.

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE].

♪♪

TROMBONE SHORTY: ALRIGHT NOW, WE'VE HEARD A LOT ABOUT

NEW YORK, CHICAGO, AND EVEN THE DELTA.

WELL I'M HERE TO TELL YOU: IT ALL STARTED IN NEW ORLEANS.

WE PUT TOGETHER BRASS BANDS, SECOND LINE BEATS,

AND A WHOLE LOT OF FUNK.

AND THAT'S HOW JAZZ WAS BORN.

SO RIGHT ABOUT NOW, LET'S HEAD ON DOWN TO THE BAYOU Y'ALL.

CAN WE GO DOWN TO THE BAYOU RIGHT NOW?

HEY.

♪ ["FIRE ON THE BAYOU"]♪

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: DO YOU WANT TO FUNK IT UP?♪

♪ TROMBONE SHORTY: DO YOU WANT TO FUNK IT UP?♪

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: DO YOU WANNA FUNK IT UP?♪

♪ TROMBONE SHORTY: DO YOU WANT TO FUNK IT UP?♪

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: DO YOU WANNA?♪

♪ TROMBONE SHORTY: DO YOU?♪

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: DO YOU WANNA?♪

♪ TROMBONE SHORTY: DO YOU?♪

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: DO YOU, DO YOU?♪

♪ ALL: DO YOU WANNA FUNK IT UP?♪

♪ TROMBONE SHORTY: HERE WE GO NOW.♪

♪ FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ DO LIKE YOU WANT A, FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ A FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS YOU'RE LOOKING THIN.♪

♪ HE WOULDN'T DEAL Y'ALL, FOR THE 5TH OF GIN.♪

♪ ONE DUDE WANTED A BOTTLE OF WINE.♪

♪ HE HIT THAT DUDE UP, YES HE DID, FOR A DOLLAR AND A DIME.♪

♪ LIGHT YOUR FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ DO LIKE YOU WANT A, FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ DO LIKE YOU WANT A, FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ SWAMP WATER RUNNIN' THROUGH MY VEINS.♪

♪ I SAID, THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER CAN'T BE TAMED.♪

♪ I POLE MY PIROGUE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.♪

♪ I'M A DOWNTOWN RULER AND I CAN DO IT RIGHT.♪

♪ LET ME HEAR YOU SAY, "FIRE ON THE BAYOU."♪

♪ DO LIKE YOU WANT A, FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ UH, I SAID, FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ LET ME GET FUNKY OVER HERE.♪

♪ [TROMBONE SOLO].♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

[AUDIENCE APPLAUSE]

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

PRESIDENT OBAMA: THIS IS WHY WE SUPPORT THE ARTS.

THIS IS WHY WE SUPPORT THE HUMANITIES.

I HOPE EVERYBODY'S HAD A WONDERFUL EVENING.

TO THE JOHNSON FAMILY, YOUR FATHER'S LEGACY LEADS ON.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY.

GOD BLESS YOU!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOURSELF.

FIRE ON THE BAYOU!

[AUDIENCE CHEERING AND APPLAUSE].

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

ANNOUNCER: TO WATCH THIS SHOW ONLINE,

INCLUDING ADDITIONAL WEB EXCLUSIVE CONTENT FEATURING

AUDRA MCDONALD, VISIT PBS.ORG/WHITEHOUSE.

AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON TWITTER, USING #PBSIPWH.

♪ BACKGROUND VOCALS: FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪ FIRE ON THE BAYOU.♪

♪♪

ANNOUNCER: FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM:

"IN CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES ENDOWMENTS"

WAS PROVIDED BY:

DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN,

THE LAURIE M. TISCH ILLUMINATION FUND,

THE HOWARD GILMAN FOUNDATION,

THE CARNEGIE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK,

THE FORD FOUNDATION,

THE JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION,

THE JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T. MACARTHUR FOUNDATION,

THE SPENCER FOUNDATION.

AND BY THE LBJ PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY,

HOME OF THE PAPERS OF PRESIDENT LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON,

WHO SIGNED INTO LAW THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT,

THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT, AND MEDICARE.

LBJLIBRARY.ORG.

AMERICAN AIRLINES OPERATES AN AVERAGE OF

6,700 FLIGHTS PER DAY TO NEARLY 350 DESTINATIONS

IN MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES.

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR SUPPORT OF ARTS PROGRAMMING

ON PUBLIC TELEVISION AND

IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

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