Obama to celebrate Motown at White House

/ Source: The Associated Press

President Barack Obama is celebrating classic rhythm and blues on Thursday, spotlighting the music of Motown in a White House concert.

Stars invited to tonight's event include Motown icon Smokey Robinson as well as contemporary singers Sheryl Crow and John Legend, who will perform Motown hits. It's the latest musical tribute hosted by the president and first lady, and will be broadcast March 1 on PBS.

Earlier Thursday, Obama will hold a meeting of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

He will also meet separately with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.