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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.
Among those performing this year is Vanessa Williams--who shares how she feels about July 4th, and performing
"America the Beautiful"...
"JULY 4TH HAS ALWAYS BEEN SPECIAL TO
ME--BECAUSE OF THE CELEBRATION AND THE FIREWORKS THAT WE GET A CHANCE TO ENJOY.
I GREW UP WITH BOTH OF MY PARENTS AS MUSIC-TEACHERS. SO, IT'S AN HONOR TO SING SUCH A TRADITIONAL, AMERICAN SONG, FOR
'A CAPITOL FOURTH'--FOR AMERICA'S BIRTHDAY. I HOPE [THAT] THE AUDIENCE TAKES AWAY A SENSE OF
PRIDE--AND BEING THANKFUL THAT THEY ARE AMERICANS, AND THAT WE'VE GOT SUCH AN AMAZING COUNTRY TO BE PROUD
OF--AND ALSO ENJOY THE MUSIC AND THE FIREWORKS."
The celebration will again be hosted by John Stamos, and 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;
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 John Stamos
and Lee Brice.