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Discusses the 2019 Edition of 'A Capitol Fourth'
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"A Capitol Fourth"--America's longest-running national T-V event on Independence
Day--returns for its 39th-annual broadcast, on P-B-S--live from the West Lawn of the U-S Capitol-building.
This year's celebration will again be hosted by John Stamos--who will be performing with the
"Musicorps Wounded-Warrior Band"...
"TO ME, TO BE ABLE TO PLAY WITH THE 'WOUNDED
WARRIORS'--I MEAN, OF COURSE, THIS IS GOING TO BE THE HEART OF THE SHOW.
I HEAR [THAT] THEY'RE GREAT MUSICIANS--AND I ALWAYS WANTED TO GO VISIT THE VETS IN THE HOSPITALS, AND CELEBRATE THEM, AND HONOR THEM.
AND, NOW, DOING THIS IN A MUSICAL SENSE IS REALLY EXCITING FOR ME: TO GO AND PLAY WITH SOME OF THESE MUSICIANS, AND THEN TO GET TO BRING THEM ONSTAGE, AT THE
'CAPITOL FOURTH'--WITH HUNDREDS-OF-THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WATCHING LIVE, AND ALSO
MILLIONS AT HOME--IS--I DON'T WANT TO OVERHYPE IT FOR MYSELF, BUT I THINK [THAT]
IT'S GOING TO BE ONE OF THE GREATEST MOMENTS OF MY CAREER. I'M GETTING CHOKED UP JUST TALKING ABOUT IT."
This year's concert features Carole King, with the Broadway-cast of
"Beautiful", starring Vanessa Carlton--as well as a 50th-anniversary tribute to
"Sesame Street". The lineup also includes: "Gone
West", featuring Colbie ["cole-bee"]
Caillat ["cal-lay"]; Lindsey Stirling;
Keala ["kay-ah-lah"] Settle; Vanessa
Williams; Lee Brice; Yolanda Adams; Laine Hardy;
Angelica Hale; Laura Osnes ["auss-ness"];
"The O'Jays"; and Maelyn ["may-lynn"]
Jarmon ["jar-mon"]--with the "National Symphony
Orchestra". "A Capitol Fourth" airs live, on P-B-S, Thursday, July 4th, at eight p-m, Eastern; check local listings, for the time in your area.
To learn more, visit "p-b-s"-dot-org-slash-"capitol-fourth".
"A Capitol Fourth" remains unaffiliated with any other events on July 4th.
Also available is audio from
and Lee Brice.