In Performance at the White House: The Memphis Sound

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SET YOUR TIVOS: In Performance at the White House: The Memphis Sound airs tonight at 8 p.m. on PBS. The event, taped last week, features performances by native sons (and daughter) Sam Moore, William Bell, Mavis Staples, Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd and Justin Timberlake, as well as Alabama Shakes, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite and former Idol contestant Joshua Ledet, with Booker T. Jones serving as musical director. “Tonight, I’m speaking not just as President but as one of America’s best-known Al Green impersonators,” Obama quipped during his opening remarks, which came after a walk to the lectern to Booker T. and the MGs’ “Green Onions.” “I just want everybody to know that it is now my second term. So rather than ‘Hail to the Chief,’ we’re going with that from here on out.” Green had to cancel at the last minute after injuring his back. (4/16a)

ON THE BMM COVER:
RICO WADE
ATL legend (6/17a)
NEAR TRUTHS: THE HITS KEEP COMING (PART TWO)
Born in 1986 by mad scientists; still lurking. (6/17a)
HITS LIST GOES COUNTRY
Pairs well with grits and gravy. (6/14a)
SUMMERTIME ROLLS: FESTIVAL SEASON IS UPON US
The latest tidbits from the bustling live sector. (6/17a)
IS MCK ABOUT TO
MAKE A BIG MOVE?
This would be a great get. (6/17a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
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