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Barack Obama’s Inauguration Speech 1/20/09 Read more
The surviving members of the Grateful Dead will perform in Washington, DC this coming Tuesday as part of Barack Obama’s Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball. Also on the bill is DJ Cassidy. The President-Elect’s staff has already lined up an impressive mix of musicians for the high-profile series of events, ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Beyonce to John Mellencamp to Usher to Stevie Wonder and Bono. Read more
Dear President-elect Barack Obama,
As President of Farm Aid, I’d like to take this opportunity to whole-heartedly congratulate you on your historic victory. I’d also like to offer you every resource that Farm Aid has available to assist you in creating a new farm and food policy that supports a sustainable family farm system of agriculture. Read more
WASHINGTON – Barack Obama was elected the nation’s first black president Tuesday night in a historic triumph that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself.
The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, the Democratic senator from Illinois sealed his victory by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in a string of wins in hard-fought battleground states — Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Iowa.
A huge crowd in Grant Park in Chicago erupted in jubilation at the news of Obama’s victory. Some wept.
McCain called his former rival to concede defeat — and the end of his own 10-year quest for the White House. “The American people have spoken, and spoken clearly,” McCain told disappointed supporters in Arizona.
Obama and his running mate, Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, will take their oaths of office as president and vice president on Jan. 20, 2009. Read more
CINCINNATI – Rocker Peter Frampton is wishing someone would show him the way to keep his Barack Obama yard signs from getting swiped.
The Grammy winner is complaining that signs showing his preference for the Democratic presidential candidate have been stolen repeatedly at his home in the upscale and predominantly Republican Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill.
Frampton, 58, is so angry, he called The Cincinnati Enquirer asking to be interviewed. Read more
Allman Brothers Band:
Who’s Been Talking
One Way Out
And It Stoned Me
Don’t Think Twice (w/ Susan Tedeschi)
Trouble No More
Ain’t Wasting Time No More
E: Whipping Post Read more
Devo will play a rare show in its hometown of Akron, Ohio, next weekend, with proceeds to benefit the Summit County Democratic Party’s efforts to elect Barack Obama as president.
The event is set for Oct. 17 at the Akron Civic Theatre. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster. Devo last played the Akron area as part of Lollapalooza in 1996 but apparently hasn’t done a headlining show there since 1979. Read more
WASHINGTON – Rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel are teaming up for their first joint concert to benefit Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
Obama plans to attend the concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Oct. 16, the day after Obama’s final debate with Republican John McCain at Hofstra University, located several miles outside the city in Hempstead, N.Y. Read more
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