Celebrities descend on D.C. for inauguration weekend

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Beyonce Knowles
R&B superstar Beyonce Knowles is returning to D.C. to serenade President Obama at his inauguration ceremony on Jan. 21. Knowles has been picked by Obama to sing the national anthem at his swearing-in ceremony.

Knowles last performed for the Obamas at the inaugural ball in 2009, singing the Etta James' classic song "At Last" for the president and the first lady's dance.

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Kelly Clarkson
Pop star and former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson will be performing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at President Obama's inauguration ceremony, alongside music heavyweights such as Beyonce and James Taylor.

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The seven-time Grammy winner is leading the line-up of celebrities performing at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball, hosted by the local environmental, clean technology and conservation communities.

will.i.am performed at Obama's 2009 inauguration as well, performing Bob Marley's time-honored classic "One Love" alongside Sheryl Crow.

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Katy Perry
The pop artist known for hits like "Teenage Dream" and "Firework" will be performing at President Obama's official inaugural balls Jan. 21 and a children's concert Jan. 19.

Perry is a staunch supporter of Obama, previously wearing a ballot dress for Obama's campaign rally in Nevada, and an Obama-inspired blue dress for her performance at a free show in Milwaukee.

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The popular R&B singer and dancer, Usher, will be joining Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley and Stevie Wonder as the lead musical acts at Obama's inaugural balls on Jan. 21 and the children's concert on Jan. 19.

Usher previously performed Stevie Wonder's song "Higher Ground" with Shakira and Stevie Wonder at Obama's 2009 Inauguration.

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Alicia Keys
The festivities are becoming even more star-studded, with R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys joining the mix. She is set to sing alongside Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Usher, Brad Paisley and Stevie Wonder at Obama's inaugural balls Jan. 21, as well as the Kid's Inaugural concert on the 19th.

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Stevie Wonder
Musical icon and motown legend Stevie Wonder will be performing at Obama's official inaugural balls, reuniting with Usher, who he sang with at the 2009 inauguration.

Wonder had supported Obama during his campaign trail, performing at a rally in Cincinnati in November.

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The Cast of "Glee"
The rapid-rise of the popular T.V. show Glee has propelled the talented young cast to make an appearance at Obama's official inaugural balls, as well as the Kid's Inaugural concert Jan. 19. They will be performing alongside veteran singers like Stevie Wonder, Brad Paisley and Smokey Robinson as well as popular acts like Alicia Keys, Usher and Katy Perry.

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John Legend
The smooth voiced singer-songwriter will perform at OurTime.org's Inaugural Youth Ball Jan. 19. Common and T-Pain will be joining him at the youth ball.

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Eva Longoria
"Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria is hosting "Latino Inaugural 2013: In Performance at the Kennedy Center," an inaugural event honoring Latino culture and the community's role in Obama's election. The event is taking place at the Kennedy Center Jan. 21, and features top Latino entertainers and performers such as George Lopez, Mario Lopez and Rita Moreno.

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Alexis Bledel
The former "Gilmore Girls" actress will be hosting the "Plan to Rock!" party alongside actors Tatyana Ali, Aisha Tyler and Kate Walsh Jan. 20 at the 9:30 Club. The event was created by Planned Parenthood and Rock the Vote.

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Cyndi Lauper
The '80s pop star is headlining the Human Rights Campaign's inaugural ball Jan. 21 at the Mayflower Hotel. The "Out for Equality" Inaugural Celebration is an LGBT event featuring performers such as Audra McDonald, Will Swenson and the Hay Men's Chorus of D.C.

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The glitter and fishnet-clad pop star Ke$ha is performing at the Recording Industry Association of America's inauguration fundraiser at the 9:30 Club. The event is called the "Musicians on Call party and takes place Jan. 21.

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Kirsten Dunst
Actress Kirsten Dunst is set to attend the Creative Coalition Ball Jan. 21, which promises to have a wide mix of celebrities like Alan Cumming, Matt Bomer, Taraj P. Henson, Paula Abdul and more. The nonprofit public charity is taking place at the Harman Center for the Arts and has tapped the Goo Goo Dolls for a special musical performance.

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