"We the People" Presidential Gala and Ball Presents 2009 Inauguration Host, Grammy Award Winning Artist Be Be Winans

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The 2009 Inauguration "We the People" Presidential Gala and Ball is to be hosted by Grammy Award winning artist Be Be Winans in Washington D.C. at the Hyatt on Capitol Hill on Presidential Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Presidential Inauguration Day "We the People" Gala and Ball

We are extending a complimentary ticket to a volunteer from each state to show our appreciation.

Gospel vocalist, writer, producer and Grammy Award winning artist Be Be Winans is to host the 2009 Inauguration "We the People" Presidential Gala and Ball in Washington D.C. at the Hyatt on Capitol Hill on January 20, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Be Be has won four Grammy Awards, ten Dove Awards, six Stellar Awards, two NAACP Awards and a Soul Train Award. A multi faceted artist, Be Be not only has a successful recording career, but also recently launched a syndicated radio show and returned to acting in both film and theater.

Moreover, Hill Harper, an accomplished film, television and stage actor, with a concurring role on CSI New York will introduce you to the Hill Harper Foundation, a non-profit youth organization dedicated to empowering, encouraging, and inspiring underserved youth to succeed. The "We the People" Presidential Gala and Ball is contributing to the Hill Harper Foundation and to One Laptop Per Child. Hill Harper will also salute a toast to President Barack Obama on the evening of Presidential Inauguration Day.

The "We the People" Presidential Inaugural Gala and Ball is the result of a an initiative by a group of volunteers who worked as part of the unprecedented grass roots movement supporting Senator Barack Obama's campaign during the primaries and the Obama-Biden Presidential Campaign.

"We want to celebrate this historic Presidential Inauguration Day and congratulate our new President. We also want to pay homage to all volunteers that made this historical moment possible," says Chairwoman Hanne Maria Nordlander. Co-Chair Tracy Smith-Prevost adds, "We are extending a complimentary ticket to a volunteer from each state to show our appreciation."

Together, Ms. Nordlander and Ms. Smith-Prevost were able to organize this 2009 Inauguration Gala Dinner and Ball from the ground up. The event will also pay tribute to various attending members of Congress, dignitaries and transition appointees.

Performers at the 2009 Inauguration "We the People" Presidential Gala Dinner and Ball include Grammy Award winner Tony Rich, among others. Tony has released a number of acclaimed albums such as Words (1996), Birdseye (1998), The Resurrected (2003), Pictures (2006), and most recently, Exist (2008).

Also performing will be Déjà Bryson, a fresh new talent from Richmond, California. Beautifully reminiscent of her uncle, musical icon Peabo Bryson. Déjà will perform three songs from her highly anticipated album: the new single, "Second Chances," as well as "Reasons," and "Here We Are."

In support of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, Andres Useche wrote, performed, and co-directed in the viral video "Si Se Puede Cambiar," a Spanish language music video. On Tuesday night, he will perform in celebration of Presidential Inauguration Day and Barack Obama's historic inauguration.

Choregraphie Antique from Goucher College will open the Ball's dance with a splendid period performance. Dancers dressed in beautiful costumes will make history come alive.

Also, The Fabulous Fantoms, consisting of a tight four-piece rhythm section complimented by a three piece, brassy horn section, and fronted by three dynamic, choreographed vocalists will take the stage and really get the party started.

Additionally, the "We the People" Presidential Gala and Ball would like to endorse the official Obama Campaign album "YES WE CAN: Voices from a Grassroots Movement" as the ultimate musical tribute to President-Elect Barack Obama and campaign volunteers. Inspired by the grassroots movement created by Barack Obama's historic presidential run and his call for the change Americans need, artists supporting Barack Obama teamed up to create a new CD featuring Hidden Beach Artists.

For more information on this inaugural celebration, please visit "We the People" Inauguration Gala Ball.

About the "We the People" Presidential Gala and Ball:

The 2009 Inauguration "We the People" Presidential Gala and Ball is an exclusive celebration of President-Elect Barack Obama's historic inauguration. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Manifest Destiny Foundation and One Laptop Per Child. The gala and ball is a formal, black tie, and elegant attire event, though formal ethnic attire is also welcome.

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