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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to host TNT's 'Christmas in Washington'

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Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am

Featuring performances by Aloe Blacc, Hunter Hayes, Rita Ora, Christina Perri and Darius Rucker

Concert premieres exclusively on TNT Friday, Dec. 19

Global box-office powerhouse Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, star of the upcoming TNT series "Wake Up Call," is set to ring in the holidays as host of TNT's annual music event "Christmas in Washington." Johnson will introduce a lineup of musical performers including Aloe Blacc, who topped the charts around the world with "Wake Me Up," his mega-hit with Avicii; Hunter Hayes, a four-time Grammy nominee and the youngest male performer ever to top the Billboard country chart; Rita Ora, the British singer songwriter who is making a big splash in fashion and film; Christina Perri, whose hit single "A Thousand Years" went quadruple-platinum; and Darius Rucker, the chart-topping, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter who has successfully transcended multiple genres.

The star-studded "Christmas in Washington" will premiere at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, exclusively on TNT. It will be followed by an all-new episode of "Wake Up Call."

Celebrating its 33rd anniversary this year, "Christmas in Washington" is a holiday tradition benefiting the Children's National Health System. The concert is attended each year by the president and first lady, as well as many other Washington VIPs. This will mark TNT's 16th year presenting "Christmas in Washington," which will be taped at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 14. Since TNT began televising "Christmas in Washington" in 1999, the show has earned two Emmys for Outstanding Musical Direction, with 14 nominations overall.

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