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  • A Capitol Fourth

A CAPITOL FOURTH 2011 | Preview | PBS

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Program: A Capitol Fourth #2011

A CAPITOL FOURTH, the live PBS broadcast of America's favorite Independence Day tradition, will feature performances from some of the country's best-known musical names topped off by the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jimmy Smits will host the all-star line-up that includes: Grammy and Emmy Award-winning actor and musician Steve Martin performing with the Steep Canyon Rangers; multi-platinum recording superstar Josh Groban; Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated star of stage and screen who has just released his debut self titled album Matthew Morrison (Glee); American Idol winner Jordin Sparks; Rock 'N Roll legend Little Richard performing with the cast of the Broadway smash hit Million Dollar Quartet; three time Tony-nominated Broadway star Kelli O'Hara; and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. A CAPITOL FOURTH will air live in HD on PBS Monday, July 4, 2011 from 8:00 to 9:30 pm ET (check local listings) before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our service members around the world on the American Forces Network. A CAPITOL FOURTH can also be heard live in stereo over NPR Member stations nationwide. Corporate Sponsorship provided by The Boeing Company.

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Post Date: June 14, 2011