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Big lineup set for tonight at Mile High Stadium


Big lineup set for tonight at Mile High Stadium

By Tom Boyd

August 28, 2008 —  DENVER — The historic events planned for tonight at Mile High Stadium are officially under way.

Forty-five years after Martin Luther King Jr. made his “I have a Dream” speech, Barack Obama will become the first African American man to accept a major party nomination. Along the way spectators are also treated to a star-studded evening including performances from Colorado’s Yonder Mountain String Band and Jennifer Hudson (of American Idol fame).

Between 5 and 6 p.m. MDT, – member of the hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas – is slated to perform, accompanied by John Legend on piano, according to the official schedule. Sheryl Crow is also scheduled for that hour. Then, between 6 and 7 p.m. MDT, soul legend Stevie Wonder will perform. Between 7 and 8 p.m., singer Michael McDonald is on the bill.

If rumors are any indication, Bruce Springsteen is also scheduled to play.

Note: RealVail writer David O. Williams is inside Mile High Stadium providing reports of the action all night long for



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