(VIDEOS & LIVESTREAMS) Inauguration 2013: President Obama, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor
Watch inaugural performances, parade, ball and other highlights here. How are you spending Inauguration Day? Viewing parties in Fridley?
UPDATED: Here is live and recorded video and the schedule of events for the 2013 inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
- CBS-TV live
- WhiteHouse.gov live
- Sunday official swearing-in
- Kelly Clarkson
- James Taylor
Note: All times are Central.
MONDAY, JANUARY 21
Location: Capitol Hill
Start Time: 10:30 a.m. Central
On Monday, the President and Vice President will be sworn in the traditional ceremonial swearing in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol that is open to the public. Here is what to look for:
- Musical Selections: The United States Marine Band
- Musical Selections: PS 22, Staten Island, NY, and Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, TN
- Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks: The Honorable Charles E. Schumer
- Invocation: Myrlie Evers-Williams
- Musical Selection: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
- Oath of Office Administered to Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.: By Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor
- Musical Selection: James Taylor
- Oath of Office Administered to President Barack H. Obama: By the Chief Justice of the United States, The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr.
- Inaugural Address: The President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H. Obama
- Musical Selection: Kelly Clarkson
- Poem: Richard Blanco
- Benediction: To Be Announced
- The National Anthem: Beyoncé
Location: Viewing stands and bleachers are lined along Pennsylvania Avenue
Estimated Start Time: 1:35 p.m. Central
President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden will participate in the Inaugural Parade following the public swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol. This year’s parade features participants, floats and vehicles representing more than 58 groups.
What are you doing to mark the inauguration? Leave a comment below or upload a photo to this post. One woman in Stillwater stood at a corner with a life-sized Obama cut-out.
A commenter from Columbia Heights at the Fridley Patch Facebook page said, "I watch every election with excitement in the comfort of my home, even if I didn't give that president my vote. I love the hoopla and the tradition."
Location: Washington Convention Center
Doors open: 5 p.m. Central
The Official Inaugural Ball is by invitation only, and will include performances by Alicia Keys, Black Violin, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, fun., members of the Glee cast, John Legend, Katy Perry, Maná, Smokey Robinson, Soundgarden, Stevie Wonder and Usher. There will also be a Commander in Chief's Ball for members of the Armed Forces, with performances by Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Chris Cornell, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson and Marc Anthony. Watch the event live online at www.pentagonchannel.mil.
No formal ball, but you can watch the local equivalent of the inauguration when Fridley Mayor Scott Lund and Councilmember at Large Bob Barnette took the oath of office on Jan. 7, 2013.
Here is what happened on Sunday (see YouTube clip by clicking thumbnail above):
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
Vice President Biden’s Official Swearing-In
Location: Naval Observatory
Start Time: 7:15 a.m. Central
President Obama’s Official Swearing-In
Location: White House Blue Room
Start Time: 10:55 a.m. Central
Historically, Inaugural Ceremonies are not held on a Sunday because Courts and other public institutions are not open. This year, in accordance with the requirements of the United States Constitution, President Obama and Vice President Biden will officially be sworn in on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.