Details released on inauguration events: Are you going? Tell us about your plans

Temporary security fencing is stacked on the National Mall near the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in advance of Inauguration Day. Security experts have warned that some far-right extremist groups have now started to focus attention on Inauguration Day and are already discussing an assault similar to the one on the Capitol last week. (Oliver Contreras/The New York Times)
Temporary security fencing is stacked on the National Mall near the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in advance of Inauguration Day. Security experts have warned that some far-right extremist groups have now started to focus attention on Inauguration Day and are already discussing an assault similar to the one on the Capitol last week. (Oliver Contreras/The New York Times)

The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is expected to be a subdued affair due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing security threats.

Are you attending the Washington, D.C. event? Do you have plans to watch inauguration locally with friends or family? This newspaper would like to hear from you about your plans. Contact Reporter Thomas Gnau at tom.gnau@coxinc.com or on Twitter @thomasgnau.

The New York-born Lady Gaga will perform the National Anthem at the president-elect’s inauguration next week, the inaugural committee reported Thursday.

Gaga, born Stefani Germanotta, campaigned for Biden during the general election, hitting the trail for him the night before the election at a drive-thru rally in Pittsburgh.

They also teamed up in 2017 for a PSA about sexual assault.

Jennifer Lopez will also perform during Wednesday’s ceremony, while Andrea Hall, a career firefighter from Fulton County, Georgia, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Amanda Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate will recite a poem.

Father Leo O’Donovan will deliver the invocation and Reverend Dr. Silvester Beaman, the pastor at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, will perform a benediction.

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