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The Washington Post‘s classical-music critic, Anne Midgette, on behalf of classical-music fans, to President Obama: “We appreciate you taking an interest in our field. Please continue to notice this music, and we promise to hold our tongues for the next four years about whether or not we agree with your approach.” [Post]
Ballou and University of Maryland marching bands performed during yesterday’s inaugural parade [DCist]
The inauguration soundtrack prescribed by readers of the Post‘s Classical Beat readers [Post]
Watch: Lupe Fiasco get booted offstage at The Hamilton after reportedly performing a dreary anti-Obama song for 30 minutes [The Atlantic]
Videos of inauguration performances by Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor, and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir—-all in one place. [DCist]