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Celebrate Independence Day with ‘A Capitol Fourth’ at 8 p.m. July 4 on WCNY

America’s favorite Independence Day celebration, “A Capitol Fourth,” will feature performances from some of the country’s best-known musical artists, topped off by a display of fireworks. It airs at 8 and 9:30 p.m. July 4 on WCNY.

“A Capitol Fourth” welcomes back two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron, who will host the live concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

The concert will feature performances by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frankie Valli; Grammy Award-winning music legend Patti LaBelle; multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks; five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Michael McDonald; country music superstar Sara Evans; singer-songwriter Kendall Schmidt from “Big Time Rush” and “Heffron Drive”; and five-time Tony Award nominee and Broadway star Kelli O’Hara; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of our national anthem, five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams will debut a special arrangement for orchestra and chorus of the “Star Spangled Banner” with the National Symphony Orchestra, The Joint Armed Forces Chorus, the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets.

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