Arianna Huffington’s gala last night in Washington celebrated the inauguration of Barack Obama, with Sting performing “Brand New Day”, “Every Breath You Take,” as well as joining in with will.i.am on his remake of “Englishman in New York.” Among the stars were Robert DeNiro, Ben Affleck, Josh Groban, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Norman Lear, Rosie Perez, Gerald Butler, Marisa Tomei, John Cusack, Kerry Washington, Leigh Taylor-Young, etc.
Sting paused between numbers. “How wonderful to see the joy in this city,” he observes. “I have avoided this place for eight years.”
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Next was January 20, 2009 where Sting performed at the Neighborhood Ball with Stevie Wonder.