Obama Calls Kanye A 'Jackass,' Kid Cudi Drops Debut
Obama Calls Kanye A 'Jackass,' Kid Cudi Drops Debut


JANUARY 20

The Swearing-In Ceremony
U.S. Capitol, West Front, 11:30 am.
Immediately before Obama takes the Oath of Office, Aretha Franklin will sing; the United States Marine Band, the San Francisco Boys Chorus, the San Francisco Girls Chorus will play, and John Williams will perform with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montero and Anthony McGill. www.pic2009.org

Neighborhood Inaugural Ball
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D, 7:00pm
Tickets are required to attend this official ball, but it will also be broadcast on ABC beginning at 8:00pm ET/PT. The event will include performances by Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Shakira and Stevie Wonder. Nick Cannon will DJ. More info: www.pic2009.org

President Obama Home States Ball
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall E, 7:00pm
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers include Common, Jack Johnson, and the Don Cagen Orchestra. More info: www.pic2009.org

Commander-in-Chief’s Ball
National Building Museum, 7:00 pm
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers to be announced. More info: www.pic2009.org

Vice President Biden Home States Ball
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Ballroom, 8:00pm.
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers include Maroon 5 and the James Gerard Orchestra. More info: www.pic2009.org

Mid-Atlantic Ball
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall A, 8:00 pm.
Tickets are required to attend this official ball which will feature performances by the Dead and DJ Cassidy. More info: www.pic2009.org

Midwestern Ball

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall C, 8:00 pm.
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers include Sheryl Crow and Fabulous Motown Revue. More info: www.pic2009.org

Western Ball
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall B, 8:00 pm.
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers include Marc Anthony and Party on the Moon. More info: www.pic2009.org

Youth Ball
Hilton Washington, 9:00 pm.
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers to be announced. More info: www.pic2009.org

Eastern Ball
Union Station, 8:00 pm.
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers include James Taylor and Liquid Pleasure with Kenny Mann. More info: www.pic2009.org

Southern Ball
DC Armory, 8:00 pm.
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers include The Derek Trucks Band with Susan Tedeschi and the Wil Gravatt Band. More info: www.pic2009.org

Inaugural Peace Ball
Smithsonian Institution National Postal Museum, 7:00 pm
Hosted by Harry Belafonte, Joan Baez, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Angelique Kidjo, Bernice Johnson Reagon & Toshi Reagon, Fertile Ground, Holly Near and Emma's Revolution, Ayanna Gregory, Sekou da Misfit and Steve Connell will perform. Nobel Price Laureate Jody Williams, author Alice Walker and playwright Eve Ensler are among the others who will appear. More info: www.peaceball.org

Rock The Vote CK One Inauguration Party
9:30 Club, 8:00pm
Michael Franti (acoustic), Talib Kweli, The Dresden Dolls, Honey Brothers feat. Adrian Grennier, Burke, Ari Gold, Andrew Vladeck and others will perform. More info: www.rockthevote.com/inauguration

Creative Coalition 2009 Inaugural Ball

Harman Center for the Arts, 8:00 pm
Sting, Elvis Costello and Sam Moore are reportedly playing at this party which will also be attended by celebrities including Spike Lee, Ron Howard, Ann Hathaway and Maggie Gyllenhaal. More info: www.thecreativecoalition.org

American Music Legends Inaugural Ball
Wardman Park Marriott, 8:00 pm
Co-hosted Dionne Warwick and Yolanda Adams, the event includes two parties, a Legend's Ball and an Urban Ball. The Legend Ball will feature performances by George Clinton, Kirk Franklin, Chaka Khan, the Temptations, The OJays and others. The Urban ball will feature Outkast's Big Boi, T-Pain, David Banner, Monica, Fantasia, the Cheetah Girls, and others. More info: www.americanmusicinauguralballs.com

Time For Hope Inaugural Jazz Gala
The Carlyle Club, Alexandria VA, 7:00 pm
Features performances by Darren Rahn, keyboardist Nate Harasim and the Phillip Martin Project. More info: www.thecarlyleclub.com

The Inaugural Purple Ball
Fairmont Hotel, 7:00 pm
Features performances by Il Divo and Peter Cincotti. More info: www.inauguralpurpleball.com

We the People Presidential Inaugural Gala and Ball
Hyatt Regency
Billed as featuring BeBe Winans and Tony Rich live, the event will also include "secret guests." More info: www.wethepeoplegala.com

Demand in DC: Applauding the Empowerment of People Thru Art, Film and Music
The Black Cat
Performers at this concert include by Anti-Flag, United Nations, The Akas, and Ruiner. More info: www.anti-flag.com

Yes We Will: BET's Inauguration Celebration
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 8:00pm
Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jean, Nick Cannon, Terrence Howard, Queen Latifah, Ne-Yo, Anita Baker, Jazmine Sullivan, and Joss Stone are among the many artists performing at the network's ball. More info: BET

Out For Equality Ball

Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 7:00 pm
The Human Rights Campaign hosts the Equality Ball, featuring performances by Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, Rufus Wainwright, Thelma Houston, Dave Koz and others to be announced. More info: www.hrc.org

The People's Inaugural Ball
The Grand Hyatt Hotel, 7:00 pm
The Vanessa Rubin Quartet featuring Wycliffe Gordon and DJ Jerome Cooper of Coopertunes anchor this jazz-oriented ball. More info: www.peoplesinauguralgala.com

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