On Thursday (March 6) President and Mrs. Obama will host “Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House,” featuring Aretha FranklinAriana GrandePatti LaBelleJanelle MonáeJill ScottTessanne Chin and Melissa Etheridge with Greg Phillinganes as music director.

The concert aims to celebrate the great “foremothers” of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women. It’ll take place in the East Room of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and premiere Monday, April 7 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. (Check local listings.)

On the morning of the concert taping, the White House will host “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul,” an educational workshop for 124 middle school, high school and college-level students from across the country, held in the State Dining Room.

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