Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, will.i.am, and Stevie Wonder
"Usher Raymond IV"! How dignified! In addition to the musical numbers, there will be a few "historical passages" read by celebrity actors. Those celebrities are Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah and Denzel Washington. The gay Episcopalian Reverend V. Gene Robinson is slated to give the invocation.
So a soulful hippie hop party that includes bits of stirring history, all presided over by a homo Reverend. A new goddamned day in America indeed.