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Elton John to carry out at White Home Friday : NPR

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Elton John to carry out at White Home Friday : NPR
Elton John to carry out at White Home Friday : NPR

Elton John attends the photocall for the film “Rocketman” through the 72nd annual Cannes Movie Competition on Could 16, 2019 in Cannes, France.

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Elton John attends the photocall for the film “Rocketman” through the 72nd annual Cannes Movie Competition on Could 16, 2019 in Cannes, France.

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Pictures

President Joe Biden will host musician Elton John for a efficiency on the South Garden of the White Home Friday for an occasion referred to as “A Night time When Hope and Historical past Rhyme.”

The president and first girl Jill Biden will even supply remarks.

John, billed by the administration as a “music legend and international humanitarian,” will carry out in celebration of the “therapeutic and unifying energy of music,” the White Home stated in a press release.

The administration has additionally invited a bunch of individuals they’ve termed “on a regular basis history-makers”: lecturers, nurses, psychological well being advocates and different front-line employees.

Elton John stated no to Trump’s inauguration

John, a British citizen, beforehand carried out at a White Home state dinner through the Clinton administration — however declined an invite to carry out at Trump’s 2017 inauguration and Friday’s efficiency might come as a thumb within the eye for the previous president.

“I’ve given it at lot of thought, and as a British Nationwide I do not really feel that it is acceptable for me to play on the inauguration of an American President,” John instructed Trump’s inaugural staff in an e-mail, in accordance with the New York Occasions. “Please settle for my apologies.”

John had beforehand carried out at one among Trump’s wedding ceremony ceremonies and his music is a fixture at Trump’s rallies.

Memorably, the singer’s 1971 multi-platinum hit “Tiny Dancer” boomed behind Trump as he realized that Supreme Court docket Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died.

The title for Friday’s occasion, “A Night time When Hope and Historical past Rhyme,” is drawn from Seamus Heaney’s poem “The Treatment of Troy.” It is typically quoted by Biden, together with when he accepted the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

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