Photos: Celebrities turn out for inauguration
Published: January 22, 2013 11:17AM
Updated: January 22, 2013 11:25AM
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Jennifer Hudson sings as President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance together at an Inaugural Ball, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON • It’s a rare event where Beyonce, Katy Perry and Jennifer Hudson aren’t the headliners.

The divas were happy to play supporting roles over the inauguration weekend as President Barack Obama kicked off his second term. And there was the promise of one more surprise guest at Tuesday’s private staff ball — Lady Gaga, according to a person familiar with the inauguration.

The source spoke on condition of anonymity because that person wasn’t authorized to publicly reveal the information.

Although it didn’t quite have the collective starpower of Obama’s first inauguration, which featured a televised concert on the mall, Obama turned to younger acts Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson on the podium where last time Aretha Franklin stood with Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman.

Here are photos of the some of the stars who turned out to support the president at events over the weekend.