Update: American Music Ball Cancelled; Talent Heads to Heroes Ball
The American Music Ball has been cancelled, according to a rep for the Marriott Wardman Park hotel where it was to have been hosted.
However, some of its big-name entertainers will find a home at another struggling inaugural fete -- the Heroes Ball, which suffered a sudden loss of its talent lineup over the weekend. Among the names headed to the Heroes Ball are George Clinton, Ben Vereen, David Banner, and Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, according to a rep for the Heroes Ball. Also: Peter Paul & Mary, minus Mary. Both Heroes and American Music were among the numerous "unofficial" balls organized this weekend, with no connection to the official, POTUS-attended events thrown by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
And whither the AMC's biggest names? Dionne Warwick and Ludacrisj were set to host the dual "Legends" and "Urban" parties. We'll let you know if we find out. . .
Read more about how some parties are suffering amid the glut of inaugural balls here.
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January 20, 2009; 11:46 AM ET
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