Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to perform at diverse Biden inauguration

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US President-elect Joe Biden will no longer be taking an Amtrak train to Washington for his inauguration because of security concerns, a person briefed on the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' inauguration will be a subdued affair due to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing security threats.

Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem and Lopez will give a musical performance.

While the National Mall will be closed to the public on January 20, you can still watch the historic inauguration and special Yahoo News coverage live with friends and family using Yahoo's Watch Together feature. O'Donovan, a longtime friend of the Biden family and former president of Georgetown University, and wrap up with a benediction from Reverend Dr. Silvester Beaman, also a close confidante of the Bidens.

This combination photo shows musician Jon Bon Jovi performing at the Samsung Charity Gala in New York, Nov. 2, 2017, from left, Justin Timberlake performing during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis on February 4, 2018 and Demi Lovato performing in London on June 25, 2018. Inauguration Day in 2021 will be no different.

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"They represent one clear picture of the grand diversity of our great nation and will help honor and celebrate the time-honored traditions of the presidential inauguration as President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris take the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol", inaugural committee CEO Tony Allen said of the participants in a statement.

At 8:30 p.m. on January 20, "Celebrating America" will air on TV hosted by actor Tom Hanks and including performances by Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Ant Clemons and Jon Bon Jovi. Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T DIRECTV and U-verse will also carry live coverage of the program.

The will be no crowds gathered on the National Mall as per usual, as the area will be closed to the public.

Biden asked his nominee for deputy attorney general and former President Barack Obama's counter-terrorism adviser, Lisa Monaco, to serve as a temporary homeland security adviser leading up to next week's inauguration.

A Wednesday statement from the Biden transition team noted that the President-elect had been briefed about the threats from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service and national security officials.

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