(AP) — The inaugural celebration will be pared down, distanced, and much of it virtual.
Still, a slew of celebrities will be descending on Washington, virtually and a few in person. They include Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks, who will be performing at the swearing-in ceremony.
Many others will appear at virtual events like “Celebrating America,” a 90-minute broadcast hosted by Tom Hanks and featuring Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi.
Actor Christopher Jackson, the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton,” will be performing at a virtual “ball” for the Creative Coalition, and says he's humbled to participate in an essential rite of American democracy.