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The entertainment package at the All American Inaugural Ball is a toast to American culture featuring multiple areas of entertainment and attractions – which represent the diversity, energy and promise of America.  

There are FIVE different entertainment areas throughout the spacious facility, featuring NINE amazing bands and DJs and FOUR dance floors, plus an internation comedy star, strolling entertainers and other interactive attractions.  

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Below are a few of the artists and attractions performing at the All American Inaugural Ball.  MORE AMAZING ACTS TBA SOON. 

Actress Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd -- Author, feminist, wife, advocate, public speaker, star of Missing (Thursdays on ABC)-- will be presenting the All American Heroes their awards at the All American Inaugural Ball! 

A celebrated and acclaimed actor, she has starred in 20 films, both box office hits and independent treasures, and on Broadway. She is presently starring in Missing, a new drama for ABC that will premiere in 2012. Set in Europe, Missing is about Becca Winstone, a dedicated mother who walked away from a dangerous career in the CIA, only to be drawn back into that world when her only child mysteriously disappears. It is a role in which Judd’s fans will love her, that of a strong, vulnerable, smart, determined, and empathetic woman American women. Her many film titles include,Ruby in Paradise, her debut, which won the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury prize, Double JeopardyDivine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, and De-Lovely. She has focused on meaningful roles in critically acclaimed indies in recent years, turning in unforgettable performances inCome Early Morning and Bug. Her work also includes family favorites, such as Simon Birch and the recent smash, Tooth Fairy. She just wrapped Flypaper, a bank heist drama/comedy, with a gifted ensemble cast that includes Patrick Dempsy, Tim Blake Nelson, Matt Ryan, and Jeffery Tambour. On Broadway, she has played the role of Madge in the Pulitzer prize winning play, Picnic and the iconic Maggie the Cat in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She has been nominated for Golden Globes and Emmys, and has won a variety of critical awards. She is currently developing projects which deal with themes about which she is passionate, such as mountain top removal coal mining and the role of faith and spiritual practice in a troubled world.

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Comedy Star, Dan Nainan - Master of Ceremonies and Midnight Comedy Set Preformance

We are extremely excited to announce that international comedy star, Dan Nainan, will join the entertainment lineup at the All American Inaugural Ball.  Come see the man Obama called “hilarious” and who is taking the comedy world by storm.  Dan will perform double-duty at the ball.  He will emcee the All American Hero award ceremony… then, Dan will have the masses rolling as he performs a Midnight Comedy Show!

Dan Nainan got his start by taking a comedy class to get over the nervousness of speaking on stage. In his job as a demo engineer with Intel Corporation, Dan toured the world with CEO Andy Grove, demonstrating the latest technology for audiences numbering into the thousands.

 After leaving Intel to pursue comedy full time, Dan has toured as a feature act with Robert Schimmel and Russell Peters. Dan has appeared on network television including “Last Comic Standing” as well as in feature films, on radio and in an Apple “Get a Mac” commercial, and he performed for Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida.

 He has performed at TED India, at a Toastmasters International convention, and he recently performed on the Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon live from Las Vegas. He has also recently performed for President Barack Obama.

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Music Legends - Leonard, Coleman and Blunt

Wow!  It is not often you get to see a music legend perform live... how about THREE LEGENDS AT ONCE!  Yes - three former lead vocalists from three of the world’s most renowned vocal groups… which collectively have sold over 100 million records  …“The Temptations”,The Platters”, and “The Drifters”… have come together to create the ultimate musical experience, “Leonard, Coleman & Blunt.” 

 Reminisce as “Leonard, Coleman & Blunt” return you to the days of rhythm and romance…to an era when “The Temptations,” “The Platters” and “The Drifters,” ruled the airwaves and brought joy to millions through their music.

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Comedian Dean Obeidallah

Dean Obeidallah will be joining Dan Nainan on stage at the Midnight Comedy Show.  With these two at the mike, sides will be splitting everywhere...

Dean Obeidallah is an award-winning political comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central's "Axis of Evil" Special, ABC's "The View," MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes,"  NBC's "Rock Center," and "Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen." He is the co-director of the soon to be released comedy documentary "The Muslims Are Coming!" Dean writes a weekly Opinion article for CNN.com and appears weekly on CNN. He has performed across the US and Middle East. Website: www.deanofcomedy.com

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Signature Live!

Signature Live! will serenade the All-American Ball audience with a variety of music - everything from Motown, Pop, Disco, R&B, Hip Hop and everything in between! Signature Live! continues to hold the reputation of being a multi-faceted live entertainment band, performing 80 – 100 shows a year!  The band presents musical styles that satisfies fans of all ages with tunes from the Baby-Boomer’s (Motown, Blues) to generation X, Tech babies, Pop, Disco, R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Classic Rock, today’s top 40 and even the unique sounds of the Nation’s Capital Go-Go genre.  What makes them so popular is that they adjust their performance according to the audience. Music for everyone! Another addition to their unique performance is that the vocalists are from difference cities, Detroit, DC & New York!  These ladies can reminisce songs from their era all day long! Audiences are guaranteed to have a good time with Signature’s performance.   Their motto “Taking You Back & Bringing You Back”™ is guaranteed! 

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USVets TV

Are you ready to be discovered???

USVets TV (www.USVets.TV), an Internet TV Channel on the TV Worldwide network, is the Official Webcaster All American Inaugural Ball.  USVets TV is producing its fourth consecutive “Enaugural Ball” live from the All American Inaugural Ball, and will be on site interviewing guests for its live, worldwide webcast.

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Shane Gamble

Effortlessly balancing the tightrope between Pop, Country, Americana, and Indie Rock, Shane Gamble’s music comes across like a freight train heading full steam on the road less travelled. Propelled by a steady and assured rhythm section, layered guitars, and beautiful vocal harmonies, Shane rhapsodizes about love, loss, and emotional redemption.

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DJ Flow

As a true student of music, and the art of DJing, DJ Flow is a crowd favorite whenever, and wherever he spins!!  His deep knowledge, and appreciation for all genres of music, brings a high energy open format style that gets and keeps the crowd on the dance floor!! DJ Flow's seamless blends, creativity and crowd interaction has made him one of the most sought after party rocking DJs in the industry.
 

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DJ Chris Styles

Chris Styles is one of the hardest working DJs in the industry. He is responsible for weekday on-air duties for Sirius XM "The Heat" and weekend mix-show duties for "The Heat" on Sirius XM, HOT 99.5, & "Spin Cycle" on iHeartRadio. Styles remains one of the most requested DJs in the Washington, DC nightlife scene.
 

 

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DJ Kwest

Buckle up and hold on tight as DJ Kwest takes the wheel and rockets you on a musical journey through time, space and the party continuim. As your excitement levels reach maximum altitude Kwest kicks it into warp and takes the party to a whole new level. As he opens up the throttle..'80s '90s, 2000s and beyond the gravitational pull causes magnetic attraction among bodies, you fly through the party galaxy past planet Hip Hop, through the Rock Nebula and around the Reggae Moon to the Constellation Top 40. Please secure your own oxygen mask before helping others as the drop from warp can cause light headedness. Now that you've reached your party bliss destination you realize his mission was clear....Rock The Party and you have officially been Rocked by DJ Kwest!!!

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DJ Pat Premier

Known nationally for his ability to entertain all sorts of crowds and venues with his electronic dance music, Pat Premier’s versatility and talent make him an exciting performer to see and enjoy. His past performances include Big Night San Diego, Big Night DC and Shamrockfest.

As he began his career as a hip hop and top 40 dance DJ, it wasn’t long before Pat quickly gained notoriety and emerged as one of the more talked-about house DJs in several cities. Pat Premier has played large events with such DJs as Dave Russell, Darude, Sammy, John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, DJ AM, Jonathan Peters and Tommy Lee and DJ Aero.

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DJ Dave Russell-Flipside

The DJ behind brand FLIPSIDE ( www.clubflipside.com ), Dave Russell is well-known for his diverse and crowd-pleasing sets. We're excited to have him at the All American Inaugural Ball!

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Rough Riders, Buffalo Soldiers Association of America, Northern Virginia Chapter

Rough Riders, Buffalo Soldiers Association of America, Northern Virginia Chapter (RRBSA) will present a riveting historical reenactment in the United We Jam ballroom at the conclusion of the awards ceremony. 

 RRBSA was founded by Army Sergeant Major (Retired) Keith Jarman. It is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization with an national mission to be a positive influence and role model in our communities and to educate and inform our youth about the Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers; mentor youth on the importance of faith; family; education; service to our community and our nation; life fitness awareness; and the pursuit of the American Dream.  The RRBSA is a unique fellowship of African-American boys and men who seek to educate, stimulate, and motivate young and adults in our community and abroad about the Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers through historical reenactments, fictional plays, lectures, and formal ceremonial military drills in authentic period U.S. Union Army Calvary Blue uniforms, throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

 

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Kaylee Hoffman

Kaylee Hoffman will open the All American Hero award ceremony with her beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.  Kaylee is an amazing young singer that totally conveys the emotion and depth of the tribute to our troops, veterans and their families. Kayee’s voice and style allows her to sing many types of music from pop to country. Kaylee is able to connect to a wide audience, which is critical for our musical tribute to the troops, veterans and families. Kaylee’s beauty inside and out also increases her connection with all ages and gender of the military from WW II to Afghanistan.

Her infectious personality is an inspiration to other young singers and a wonderful role model. Kaylee will endear herself to every audience, our current troops, young and older veterans as well as the families of our troops.

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Racing Presidents

You are familiar with this group! The Racing Presidents, who are always running around the bases at the Washington Nationals' baseball games, will be at the All American Inaugural Ball. There will be photo opportunities with your favorite Presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt!

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