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By admin • July 10, 2017 • 0 Comments

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By admin • July 05, 2017 • 0 Comments

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By admin • June 26, 2017 • 0 Comments

Joining the all-star line-up for the 37th annual edition of PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, are acclaimed country music singer and songwriter Kellie Pickler, Grammy-nominated gospel legend Yolanda Adams and Broadway star and two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (BANDSTAND). Pickler, the AMERICAN IDOL alum, DANCING WITH THE STARS champion, and star of the hit TV show I LOVE Kellie Pickler will perform “This Land is Your Land” and “Small Town Girl” from her Gold-certified debut albuM. Adams, one of gospel’s seminal voices, will perform “Battle Hymn of the Republic” with Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music. Osnes will be featured in a patriotic medley and will also perform alongside the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and members of the Armed Forces carrying the State and Territorial Flags during the fireworks finale.

A CAPITOL FOURTH airs on PBS Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 8:00 to 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. In addition, the concert will be live-streamed online on Facebook Live and http://www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth and available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4 to July 18, 2017.

Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (FULLER HOUSE, SCREAM QUEENS) will host A CAPITOL FOURTH, featuring performances by: soul men Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi of The Blues Brothers; iconic multi-platinum selling music legends The Beach Boys, with special guests John Stamos (drums) and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath (vocals); legendary Motown stars The Four Tops; country music star and Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry Trace Adkins; THE VOICE Season 12 winner Chris Blue; and multi-talented actress and singer Sofia Carson (DESCENDENTS 2); with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

The program is a co-production of Michael Colbert of Capital Concerts and WETA, Washington, D.C. Executive producer Michael Colbert has assembled an award-winning production team that features the top Hollywood talent behind some of television’s most prestigious entertainment awards shows including the GRAMMY AWARDS, COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, TONY AWARDS, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and more.

About Capital Concerts
Capital Concerts is the production force behind two of television’s longest-running and highest-rated live programs commemorating America’s most important holidays. THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, the nation’s tribute to our men and women in uniform, and A CAPITOL FOURTH, our country’s biggest birthday party, have become American traditions that have consistently ranked among the highest rated programs on PBS over the past decade. The holiday specials have been honored with over 80 awards including the New York Film Festival Award, the Telly Award, the Golden Cine Award, the Videographer Award, the National Education Association Award, the Aurora Award, the Christopher Award, the Communicator’s Award, the AXIEM Award, the Omni Award and the Writer’s Guild of America Award.

Underwriters
A CAPITOL FOURTH is made possible by grants from The Boeing Company, the National Park Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Department of the Army, PBS and public television stations nationwide. Air travel is provided by American Airlines.

Visit the program website at: http://www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth.

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By admin • June 13, 2017 • 0 Comments

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By admin • June 02, 2017 • 0 Comments

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By admin • May 25, 2017 • 0 Comments

This year’s Stars in the Alley roster calls for a Heather Headley mic drop! Anastasia’s Christy Altomare and Bandstand’s Laura Osnes are just a few of the Broadway favorites set to perform at this year’s concert. The rain-or-shine concert is scheduled to take place on June 2 at 1:00pm in Shubert Alley, west of Seventh Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets in New York City.

There will also be appearances by Tony nominees Jenn Colella, Rachel Bay Jones, Dave Malloy, John Douglas Thompson, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Richard Thomas, Eva Noblezada, Corey Hawkins, Johanna Day and Michelle Wilson.

The lineup also includes Alistair Brammer, Nick Cordero, Trista Dollison, Barrett Doss, John Dossett, Ali Ewoldt, Christopher Fitzgerald, Alyssa Fox, J. Harrsion Ghee, Alan H. Green, Ellen Harvey, John Benjamin Hickey, Caitlin Houlahan, Rodney Ingram, Allison Janney, Telly Leung, Kristolyn Lloyd, Bianca MarroquÍn, Tedra Millan, Sean Montgomery, Abby Mueller, Mamie Parris, Will Roland, Charlie Russell, Athan Sporek, Douglas Sills, Ana Villafañe, Michelle Wilson, Michael Xavier and Nancy Zamit.

The concert will come just nine days before the 71st Annual Tony Awards. The ceremony will air on CBS on June 11 at 8:00pm EST, live from Radio City Music Hall.

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By admin • May 20, 2017 • 0 Comments

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By admin • May 18, 2017 • 0 Comments

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By admin • May 16, 2017 • 0 Comments

Dearest Mama,

Thank you for the bows you used to put into my hair,

Thanks for sewing fluffies back into my teddy bear.

Thanks for teaching me to pray before I fell asleep,

Thanks for passing on your gift for buying great things cheap!

Thanks for always playing the piano when I sang,

Thanks for warding off the first few high school boys who rang!

Thank you for the belly laughs we’d share till we were blue,

Thanks for nursing me through every cold, sore throat, and flu.

Thanks for gluing sequins on my dance costumes for years,

Thanks for all the times you held me close and wiped my tears.

Thank you for the enchiladas, apple crisp, and roast,

Your homemade salsa recipe’s the one I miss the most!

I miss the conversations we had driving in the car,

Blasting all the show tunes, belting like I was a star.

Off to the rehearsals, doing homework on the run,

But always finding time for Dairy Queen or Cinnabon.

Oh, what I wouldn’t give to share another treat right now,

Or even just to dial up and FaceTime you some how.

If only I could look at those blue, sparkling eyes again,

Or hear that playful giggle or just chitchat now and then.

Especially on this day, the Mom-compartment of my heart

Aches for you, while wondering why Heaven’s early start.

So often, I’m reminded of your everlasting love,

But sometimes it’s just not enough to feel it from above.

So, I’m pretending one more time I’m wrapped in your embrace

To say these words of fierce appreciation face to face.

With strength and love, I strive to make you proud, I guarantee.

Thank you for the woman you inspire me to be.

By Laura Osnes

This is part of a special series, “Thank You, Mom,” highlighting letters of gratitude from celebrities and notable writers leading up to Mother’s Day. To view the full collection, which will be added to throughout the month of May, go here.
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By admin • May 13, 2017 • 0 Comments