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Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 02/25/2011

Motown meets White House; Starscape lineup announced; Arcade Fire manager responds

By David Malitz

legend jonasJamie Foxx, Nick Jonas and John Legend perform at the White House last night. (Reuters)

- Yesterday the White House hosted "The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House," a concert celebrating the music and impact of one of America's most storied record labels. The event welcomed a genre-blind swath of artists: Motown original Smokey Robinson, genre jumper Sheryl Crow, R&B singer John Legend, heartthrob Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, country quartet Gloriana and a surprise performer whom the president announced in his opening remarks: Stevie Wonder. Chris Richards has the full report, plus some bonus coverage.

- The 13th Starscape Festival, Baltimore's annual electronic music bash at Fort Armistead Park, released the lineup for its June 4 festival. Bassnectar, Lotus, Daedelus, Le Castle Vania, Charles Feelgood, Tittsworth, Dieselboy and LTJ Bukem are among the featured performers.

- The manager of Arcade Fire responded to an open letter in the New York Times that criticized the Grammys for not awarding top prizes to Eminem and Justin Bieber, while claiming there was something fishy about Arcade Fire performing at the end of the show and then winning the night's final award.

Clicky shuffle: Your random song for Friday morning:

- LCD Soundsystem, "Dance Yrself Clean" (Performed by Muppets)

By David Malitz  | February 25, 2011; 10:18 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Nick Jonas, Smokey Robinson, Starscape  
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