"A Capitol Fourth," With Matthew Morrison and Kelli O'Hara, Airs July 4

News   "A Capitol Fourth," With Matthew Morrison and Kelli O'Hara, Airs July 4
 
Jimmy Smits hosts the 30th anniversary presentation of "A Capitol Fourth," which airs live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol July 4 from 8-9:30 PM ET; check local listings.

Kelli O'Hara
Kelli O'Hara

The program features performances by Grammy and Emmy Award-winning actor and musician Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers; multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban; Broadway and "Glee" star Matthew Morrison; "American Idol" winner Sparks, who will perform "Beauty and the Beast" while Mark Ballas and Chelsie Hightower ("Dancing with the Stars") dance to the Disney tune; rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard with the cast of Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet; three-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara; and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of pops conductor Jack Everly.

The concert finale includes Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," featuring live cannon fire provided by the United States Army Presidential Salute Battery. Also participating will be The Choral Arts Society of Washington, along with The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Band, members of the armed forces carrying the state and territorial flags and the Joint Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, DC.

For more information visit www.pbs.org/capitolfourth/concert.html.

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