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Paul McCartney to be honored at White House; Stevie Wonder, Jonas Brothers and others scheduled to perform in tribute

ralph stanleyMacca is coming to Pennsylvania Avenue. (Tracy Woodward/TWP).

By Chris Richards

The White House is throwing another epic bash, this time honoring Paul McCartney, winner of this year's Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Macca is the third songwriter bestowed with the award, (Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon have been honored in previous years), and the Beatle will be feted in the East Room on June 2.

He won't be the only star in the room. An array of artists will perform McCartney's songs in tribute, including Wonder, Faith Hill, the Jonas Brothers, Dave Grohl, Jack White, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Herbie Hancock and Corinne Bailey Rae. Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld will also be on hand for a few remarks.

The program will be taped by WETA as part of the “In Performance at the White House” series and is scheduled to air on PBS stations nationwide Wednesday, July 28.

By Chris Richards  |  May 24, 2010; 2:07 PM ET
Categories:  News  | Tags: Corinne Bailey Rae, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Herbie Hancock, Jack White, Jonas Brothers, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder  
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Comments

It's a shame it seems like these won't be in public anymore. I went to the Paul Simon one and it was fantastic.

Posted by: Hemisphire | May 24, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I hope McCartney sings "Michele" in honor of Mrs. Obama

Posted by: sloanpeters | May 24, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

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