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The musical performances at the Presidential Inauguration have been announced. Obama favorites James Taylor and Beyoncé will perform “America the Beautiful” and the National Anthem, respectively, while surprising choice Kelly Clarkson will sing “My Country Tis Of Thee.” Poet Richard Blanco will also read at the swearing-in ceremony. [Wall Street Journal, Post]
Start planning alternate routes through downtown this weekend: The BET Honors are at the Warner Theatre and streets around the venue will be closed through Sunday morning. [WJLA]
The Post editors pick their favorite books about D.C., including works by Katherine Graham and George Pelecanos, as well as former Top Chef contestant Carla Hall. [Post]