U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend a performance at the Kennedy Center in celebration of the opening of the National Museum of African American History. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama attended a special performance at the Kennedy Center on Friday night (September 23) in celebration of the opening of the National Museum of African American History. The event, titled "Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America," took place in the Eisenhower Theater and is expected to be broadcast by ABC early next year. Performers included Usher, blues singer Gary Clark Jr., Fantasia, Christina Aguilera, Gladys Knight and John Legend, Mary J. Blige, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Speaking earlier at a White House ceremony Obama said the opening of the new African-American national museum is a timely opportunity to educate Americans about the history of the racial tensions that are currently playing over police killings in several places in the country.