The newest “American Idol” champion will be performing in a concert during the Memorial Day weekend.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head Island reports St. Helena Island native Candice Glover is scheduled to sing the national anthem at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. It will be televised on PBS.

Glover has been on a whirlwind pace since winning “Idol” last Thursday.

She has appeared on late-night and morning talk shows, and is set to release her “Music Speaks” debut album on July 16.

It was available for pre-order the day after she won the “Idol” crown, beating out country singer Kree Harrison.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, Glover’s debut single, the inspirational pop ballad “I Am Beautiful,” sold 48,000 tracks in its first week,

Artist Jack Zajac said learning this year that his bronze sculpture was among the last works of art ever seen by President John Kennedy left him feeling “reverential.”

Zajac’s small sculpture of a bound goat was among a collection of artwork that decorated the president’s Fort Worth hotel suite in hopes of creating something special for the first couple’s overnight stay.

Only hours after checking out from the room that included pieces by Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh, Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.

Almost all of those works have been reunited for an exhibit opening Sunday at the Dallas Museum of Art in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a favorite among liberals for her forceful advocacy for consumers and attacks against the financial industry, has a book deal.

Henry Holt and Co. announced Wednesday that the Massachusetts Democrat’s book, still untitled, is set to be released in spring 2014.

The book will mostly be a “rousing call” for the middle class, with Warren describing her efforts to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and her opposition to “powerful interests” in Washington and on Wall Street.

Wire reports