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Tampa Theatre to show Obama inauguration on big screen

Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 09:17 AM

The Tampa Theatre is opening its doors to the community for a free screening of the 57th presidential inauguration today.

Doors open at 10 a.m., with a live broadcast of the ceremonies marking the official beginning of President Barack Obama's second term expected to start around 10:30.

The star-studded ceremony is set to feature Beyonce Knowles singing the national anthem, James Taylor performing "America the Beautiful" and Kelly Clarkson singing "My Country 'Tis of Thee."

Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, will deliver the invocation, as 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Evers' murder.

Richard Blanco, the son of Cuban exiles and author of three poetry collections will serve as the inaugural poet – the first Hispanic to serve in that position.

The official theme for the ceremony is "Faith in America's Future," meant to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Statue of Freedom being placed on atop the U.S. Capitol dome.

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