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Discusses the 2018 Edition of 'A Capitol Fourth'
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"Independence Day"-celebration--"A Capitol Fourth"--returns for its 38th-annual broadcast, on
P-B-S--live from the West Lawn of the U-S Capitol. This
year's concert will again be hosted by John Stamos...
"I HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME, LAST YEAR.
BUT, THIS YEAR, I GET TO BRING MY SON. AND, THAT IS GONNA BE SOMETHING ELSE:
IT'S HIS FIRST TRIP, AND HE'S GONNA SEE HIS OLD MAN--RIGHT THERE, IN
D-C--'[A] CAPITOL FOURTH', SOME FIREWORKS. BUT, THE BEST PART OF BEING AT THE
'CAPITOL FOURTH' LAST YEAR WAS JUST SEEING SO MANY PEOPLE--SO HAPPY AND SO TOGETHER.
I LOVE THE IDEA OF SEEING ALL OF US TOGETHER--SINGING AND DANCING AND CELEBRATING BEING AMERICANS."
This year, along with performing, the "Beach Boys" will be honored with
"A Capitol Fourth's" fifth-ever "National Artistic-Achievement
Award". And, during the concert, Renée Fleming will present a tribute to
America's troops--and their families. The lineup also includes: Jimmy
Buffett, with the Broadway-cast of "Escape to Margaritaville";
"Pentatonix"; Andy Grammer; the "Temptations";
Luke Combs; Chita Rivera; Lauren Alaina; CeCe
Winans; Joshua Bell; and Kyla Jade--with Jack Everly, conducting the
"National Symphony Orchestra". "A Capitol
Fourth" will air live, on P-B-S, Wednesday, 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".
Also available is audio from Jimmy Buffett.