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From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural

Posted at 8:53 AM, Jan 20, 2021

(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.