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The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House

Michelle Williams

“The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House” showcases an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. The event tapes on April 14, 2015, and the concert broadcast premieres Friday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings) and will also be simulcast on cable channel TV One. The evening includes performances by Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Rodney Crowell, Aretha Franklin, Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Darlene Love, Lyle Lovett, Tamela Mann, the Morgan State University Choir and Michelle Williams — with T Bone Burnett as executive music director, Bill Maxwell as music director and Robin Roberts as program host. The hour-long program, part of the Emmy Award-nominated “In Performance at the White House” series, is the fifty-fourth production in the series’ thirty-seven year history. 

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Bishop Rance Allen

Bishop Rance Allen

Bishop Rance Allen, performer for “The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House.” Premieres Fri., June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Courtesy Bishop Rance Allen.
T Bone Burnett

T Bone Burnett

T Bone Burnett, executive music director for “The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House.” Premieres Fri., June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Jesse Dylan.

Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell, performer for “The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House.” Premieres Fri., June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Courtesy of Rodney Crowell.

Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens, performer for “A The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House.”  Premieres Fri., June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Dan Winters.
Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris, performer for “The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House.” Premieres Fri., June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Veronique Rolland.
Darlene Love

Darlene Love

Darlene Love, performer for “The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House.” Premieres Fri., June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Courtesy of Darlene Love.
Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett, performer for “The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House.” Premieres Fri., June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Michael Wilson.
Tamela Mann

Tamela Mann

Tamela Mann, performers for “The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House.” Premieres Fri., June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Kauwane Burton.
Morgan State University Choir

Morgan State University Choir

State University Choir, performers for “A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House.” Premieres Fri., June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Courtesy of Morgan State University Choir.
Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts, program host for “The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House.”  Premieres Fri., June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Heidi Gutman/ABC.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams, performer for “The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House.”  Premieres Fri., June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Derek Blanks.

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