updated: 1/16/2009 2:01:57 PM
Vincennes Univeresity graduate and Indiana native, John Mellencamp is slated to perform at President-elect Barak Obama's inagural celebration in Washington D.C. on Sunday. The performer will take part in "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial,". Obama will be sworn in on January 20.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
VINCENNES (January 16, 2009) - Vincennes University graduate John Mellencamp will perform at the inaugural celebration in Washington, DC, on Jan. 18.
Mellencamp earned a broadcasting degree from VU in 1973.
Mellencamp will participate in "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial," at 2:30 p.m. (EST). The special concert is the Opening Celebration for the 56th Presidential Inaugural and will be aired live by HBO and then repeated at 7:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. An encore broadcast will be made on Jan. 19 at 1:00 p.m. and 9:30 pm. It will also be broadcast on http://www.hbo.com/
"Homeward Bound" Repeating on A&E and Bio
Mellencamp will also be featured in the 90-minute "Homeward Bound: John Mellencamp" documentary produced for A&E's Biography (Bio) Channel on Jan.
25 at 8 am (ET).
The program, which was first broadcast last month, presents an in-depth look at John's early life and career.
Dave Parman, associate professor of music at VU and a Mellencamp band member in the 1970s, was among those interviewed for the production.
Parman also performed in Mellencamp's "Hurts So Good" single in 1982 that earned a Grammy for "Best Rock Vocal Performance."
"I praised John for his perseverance because he worked very hard to get his start in the music business," Parman said. Parman was interviewed in front of the Crump Theatre in Columbus because that was the site of Mellencamp's second concert.
The "Homeward Bound" special will also air in its complete 90-minute format on the Bio Channel on Jan. 22 at 9:00 p.m. (repeating later that night at 1:00 a.m.).
The program visits Mellencamp's hometown of Seymour and the people who inspired his music. The special features archival footage, personal photos, and interviews with childhood friends, band members, and other key people in his life. Bonus concert performances of several songs, including cuts from John's new album "Life, Death, Love & Freedom," are included.
Source: Vincennes University