Bradley Whitford to Host America's Independence Day Celebration, "A Capitol Fourth," Live from the U.S. Capitol

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30 June 2015
A Capitol Fourth
Photo: Courtesy of PBS
 "A Capitol Fourth"
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET
Led by Pop Superstar Barry Manilow, All-Star Cast Joins
A CAPITOL FOURTH, Featuring Performances by
Alabama, Nicole Scherzinger, Hunter Hayes, Meghan Linsey,
KC and the Sunshine Band, Lang Lang, Ronan Tynan, Robert Davi
and the National Symphony Orchestra
          Celebrating 35 spectacular years on air, A CAPITOL FOURTH will kick off the country’s 239th birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza that puts viewers front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. Music legend Barry Manilow will headline the gala anniversary celebration, opening and closing the concert broadcast with a special patriotic medley. Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the star spangled party will also feature performances by the most successful country music group of all time, Alabama; Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, with more than 70 million album sales, Nicole Scherzinger; five-time Grammy nominee, CMA Award winner and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes; vocal powerhouse Meghan Linsey (“The Voice”); Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum selling band, fronted by the Founder of the Dance Revolution, KC and the Sunshine Band; renowned piano virtuoso Lang Lang; and inspirational classical cross-over global star and Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. In celebration of American icon Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, the award-winning actor and jazz vocalist Robert Davi will pay tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes.
          The 35th annual broadcast of A CAPITOL FOURTH (2015) airs on PBS Saturday, July 4, 2015, 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. The program can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide.
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