News: Trinidad James, Meek Mill & Future Ditch Hometowns This Weekend

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 11:45PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap newcomers Trinidad James, Meek Mill and Future are not putting on for their cities this weekend but, instead, rallying fans for President Barack Obama's Monday (January 21) inauguration.

According to reports, all three hip-hop rookies will be on full display this weekend in our nation's capital with scheduled performances.

Of course, if you're looking for glamour and big names without paying inaugural ball prices, there's plenty of opportunity. The Park at 14th is hosting a Saturday afternoon "day party" with actor Boris Kodjoe from 3 to 9 p.m. The main Saturday night soiree features hip-hop star Common and radio/TV host Kenny Burns, and Jamie Foxx hosts Sunday's party. (Advance tickets for all events are $20; buy ahead to skip serious lines.) Buzzed-about rapper Trinidad James is performing at the upscale lounge Opera on Sunday night; Love's schedule includes Meek Mill on Friday and Future on Saturday, both of which cost $40. (Washington Post)

Grammy-winning singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is expected to perform at President Obama's inauguration.

Pop stars Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Clarkson and folk veteran James Taylor will perform at Barack Obama's inauguration as he officially begins his second term as US president. "Their music is often at the heart of the American story and speaks to folks across the country," Mr Obama said. Cuban-American Richard Blanco will be the 2013 inaugural poet at the event, in Washington DC on 21 January. (BBC UK)

Four years ago, Bey's husband Jay-Z sold out inauguration weekend event tickets within minutes.

Only the highest online bidders will have the chance to see the hip-hop superstar honor the new president-elect. The cheapest seats for the show, located in the balcony of Washington's Warner Theatre, cost between $195 and $375 depending on the view. Those disappeared from Ticketmaster in less than five minutes after going on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. (CNN)

New reports suggest inauguration attendees can expect cold, brisk weather come Monday.

So what does the weather have in store for President Obama's second inauguration Monday, which will occur at noon on the steps of the U.S. Capitol? Most likely, chilly, windy conditions, thanks to a cold front barreling through the eastern U.S. that should put an end to the relatively mild weekend weather. "There's cold air moving in," AccuWeather meteorologist Tom Kines says. "Monday's weather will depend on how quickly the cold air gets into the D.C. area." He says the worst-case scenario would be temperatures only in the 20s. But if the harshest of the cold air hasn't arrived, the temperature will be near 40 degrees. (USA Today)

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