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2014-06-30 08:26:31

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This July 4th, America's national Independence Day celebration will kick off the festivities for our country's 238(th) birthday with an all-star salute led by our country's favorite host, two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (DANCING WITH THE STARS). Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the event will feature performances by: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frankie Valli; Grammy Award-winning...

2014-05-28 08:26:35

- All-Star Cast Joins PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH Led by Music Icon Frankie Valli and Hosted by Tom Bergeron, Featuring Performances by Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald, Sara Evans, Kendall Schmidt, Kelli O'Hara and the National Symphony Orchestra - WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This July 4th, America's national Independence Day celebration will kick off the festivities for our country's 238(th) birthday with an all-star salute led by our country's...

2011-06-30 09:37:00

- Live Performance From the U.S. Capitol Celebrates 20th Anniversary of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Mark Ballas and Emmy-nominated choreographer Chelsie Hightower join the cast of A CAPITOL FOURTH, the live PBS broadcast of America's favorite Independence Day tradition. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Beauty and the Beast, the duo will dance to American Idol winner Jordin Sparks'...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'