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Does Aretha Franklin Make Up For Rick Warren?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2008 | Comments (1)

This is what we’ve been waiting for. Forget the Cabinet picks. The real question has been: Who will Obama pick to perform at his inauguration?

The inauguration schedule is in, and the winner is Aretha Franklin.

Does the Queen of Soul make up for Obama’s pick for the ceremonial invocation? Rick Warren, anti-gay, pro-life, co-conspirator in the fake “cone of silence” debate? No, it doesn’t. Picking one of the greatest singers ever to live (the greatest, if you read Rolling Stone) to sing at the inauguration is a classy move, but Rick Warren? Wha th’ fu?

Also performing are Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montero, and the usual collection of military bands and childrens’ choruses. Full schedule here.

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  1. Nick
    December 23, 2008

    There’s a great interview with Mavis Staples that references Obama choosing Aretha Franklin for the inauguration instead of Staples on the 12/21 podcast of NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”.


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