Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris
Lady Gaga sings the national anthem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. And country star Garth Brooks, doffing his black cowboy hat, sang a soulful a capella rendition of “Amazing Grace,” his eyes closed for much of the song. While stars mostly eschewed Trump's inauguration four years ago, the A-list was back for Biden. Brooks was careful to call his decision to perform on Wednesday non-political, and in the spirit of unity. Alone with his guitar, The Boss sang his “Land of Hope and Dreams” in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy. Miranda will contribute a classical recitation, joining musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi. The inaugural committee has made sure to blend this high-powered list with ordinary Americans and inspiring stories. And the “AAPI Inaugural Ball: Breaking Barriers” celebrated the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with planned participants including actors Kal Penn, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani and Chloe Bennet.
Biden's Inauguration Day parade to feature stars like Jon Stewart and skateboarding TikTok sensation Nathan Apodaca
Following Mr. Biden's arrival at the White House, there will be a star-studded, though mostly virtual, inaugural parade. The "Parade Across America" will be televised and features popular performers, celebrities and athletes, according to the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Other guests include comedian Jon Stewart and Nathan Apodaca, also known as DoggFace. DoggFace, are set to participate in Mr. Biden's inauguration parade on Wednesday, January 20. Figure skater Kaitlyn Saunders and Olympic athletes including Nathan Chen, Allyson Felix, and Katie Ledecky will also join the celebration.cbsnews.com