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Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House

Paul McCartney and President Obama hold the Gershwin Prize medal

A music special in the White House East Room that WETA will produce in association with the Library of Congress, Mark Krantz Productions, CoMedia and Cappy Productions.  President and Mrs. Obama will host the concert event on June 2 in honor of musician Sir Paul McCartney’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.  The evening will include performances by McCartney himself and Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Jonas Brothers, Herbie Hancock, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dave Grohl, Faith Hill, Emmylou Harris, Lang Lang and Jack White, with remarks by Jerry Seinfeld.  President Obama will present the Gershwin Prize to McCartney during the event.  The ninety-minute music special, part of the PBS “In Performance at the White House” series, will feature the concert event, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.  The program airs Wednesday, July 28 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide, followed by an encore presentation at 9:30 p.m.  (Check local listings.)

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President Barack Obama presents the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Paul McCartney in the East Room of the White House. June 2, 2010.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton

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Paul McCartney upon receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, as President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama and Marian Robinson attend the concert honoring McCartney in the East Room of the White House. June 2, 2010.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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Sir Paul McCartney, the recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Credit: Photograph by MJ Kim/© 2010 MPL Communications Ltd.

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