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President And Mrs. Obama Host Music Legends For Celebration Of Blues Music

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews performs with an all-star cast at a White House event titled In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. As part of the In Perfomance series, music legends and contemporary major artists have been invited to perform at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month. The program featured performances by B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

White House salutes the blues

President Obama welcomed guests and musicians like B.B. King and Mick Jagger in the East Room for the White House concert series saluting blues music in recognition of Black History Month.