photo update – exclusives!
can we just say aww??? like did ur heart not melt when Justin posted his throwback pic #tbt
Having already dominated the Grammy Awards, late-night television and the Billboard 200, Justin Timberlake rode his rolling promotional juggernaut to the White House on Tuesday night, taking part in an all-star tribute to Memphis soul along with Mavis Staples, Booker T. Jones and Queen Latifah, among others.
And, yes, he wore his suit and tie.
The invite-only concert, to be broadcast April 16 on PBS, was the latest installment in a series of “In Performance at the White House” events that have seen President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama celebrate country music, Motown and the work of Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.
According to the Washington Post, Tuesday’s gig featured renditions of “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby” by Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave) and “You Don’t Miss Your Water” by William Bell. Timberlake, a Memphis native, did Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” with guitar by Steve Cropper, who co-wrote the tune and played on the original record. (Watch the performance below.)
“This is the music that asked us to try a little tenderness,” President Obama said in his introductory remarks, Entertainment Weekly reported. “It’s the music that put Mr. Big Stuff in his place. And it’s the music that challenged us to accept new ways of thinking with four timeless words: ‘Can you dig it?’ ”
Timberlake, Staples and harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite also took part in a discussion with students Tuesday in the White House’s State Dining Room, where Staples nailed down the difference between soul music and the gospel tradition it grew out of: “Rather than saying ‘Jesus,’ you’re saying ‘baby.’ ”
Sounds about right.
I’m ridiculously excited for the release of Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience and while I’m completely loving his current sound and look, I find myself reminiscing about the JT of yesteryear. The Justin who wore a denim-on-denim suit and a cowboy hat to match then-girlfriend Britney Spears’ denim gown. The Justin who made over-the-top curly hair on guys look good. Even the Justin with the heavily bleached caesar cut. Let’s face it, from his early days on the Mickey Mouse Club to the phenomenon that was ‘N Sync to the hit-making solo artist and actor he is today, the Memphis, Tenn. native has already had quite a career in his 32 years, and almost as many different looks as Madonna (I said almost). So without further adieu I bid you a photo retrospective on the man of the hour—Justin Timberlake! – OK MAGAZINE
perez hilton posted this pic earlier of Justin getting ready for the big show.
Oscar Isaac stars as Llewyn Davis, a singer navigating New York during the 1960′s folk music scene. The film is based loosely on the memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street by Dave Van Ronk, though the character is apparently not based on Van Rank.
Joel and Ethan Coen wrote and directed the film, which is eyeing a premiere at Cannes. Watch the Inside Llewyn Davis trailer for a preview.