The White House is planning a concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The National Symphony Orchestra and as-yet-unde

The White House is planning a concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The National Symphony Orchestra and as-yet-undetermined artists will perform for two hours at the Kennedy Center on Sept. 9, and the event will be televised two days later.

The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, whose honorary chair is First Lady Laura Bush, approved the preliminary concept in April. "We all agreed, wouldn't it be a wonderful thing to do 'A Concert for America 2002,'" Henry Moran, the committee's executive director, told The Washington Post. "It was green-lighted right then."

Moran said the concert will include pop and classical musicians, and poets and playwrights will probably also perform.


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