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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. John Stamos will again host this
year's concert. And, Jimmy Buffett will perform with the Broadway-cast of the new musical
"Escape to Margaritaville"--making their first stop after Broadway, at the U-S Capitol, before launching a national
"I'VE BEEN TO WASHINGTON, D-C, MANY
TIMES--BUT NEVER ON THE 4TH OF JULY. SO, YEAH, I'M VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.
I LOVE THINGS THAT I'VE NEVER DONE BEFORE--AND THIS CERTAINLY IS ONE OF THEM.
I'VE ALWAYS BEEN SOMEWHERE FUN FOR THE 4TH OF JULY. AND, THIS WILL PROBABLY BE COOL DUE TO THE FACT THAT
IT'S THE LAST TIME THAT THE CAST WILL BE TOGETHER, TO SING, BEFORE WE START WORK ON THE
ROADSHOW--'ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE'--AFTER BROADWAY. WHAT A UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT TO PLAY IN."
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: "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 John Stamos.