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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...

2014-03-11 08:23:44

ACROSS THE SPECTRUM FROM CEELO TO THE NSO VIENNA, Va., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces the first set of performances for its highly anticipated 2014 Summer Season. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140311/DC80506LOGO-a -- Lionel Richie and CeeLo Green make their Wolf Trap debut for a two-night stand of blockbuster "All the Hits All Night Long" tour -- Classical highlights include the National Symphony...

2011-05-28 09:37:00

Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna Co-Host A Night of Remembrance with General Colin Powell, Pia Toscano, Forest Whitaker, Kris Allen, Dianne Wiest, B.B. King, Jason Ritter, A.J. Cook, Hayley Westenra, Daniel Rodriguez, Yolanda Adams and the National Symphony Orchestra WASHINGTON, May 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 10 years after the events of 9/11 and the terrorist attacks orchestrated by Osama bin Laden, our nation is experiencing a renewed sense of national unity. The 2011...

2010-04-27 09:00:00

- Distinguished maestro succeeds the late Erich Kunzel - WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today it was announced that top pops conductor Jack Everly will conduct the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) for the 2010 National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth, two of PBS' highest-rated programs which air live in HD from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. The announcement was made by Jerry Colbert, executive producer for Capital Concerts, a non-profit...

2010-04-22 09:00:00

- Live From the U.S. Capitol, Top Rated Television Event Stars General Colin Powell, Lionel Richie, Brad Paisley, Dennis Haysbert, Katherine Jenkins, Kelli O'Hara and Yolanda Adams with the National Symphony Orchestra (more talent to be announced) - WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For more than 20 years, PBS has been proud to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country with...

2009-08-12 17:14:00

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard Line is honoured to announce that the Kennedy Center Chamber Players - Nurit Bar-Josef and Marissa Regni (violin), Daniel Foster (viola), David Hardy (cello), Lambert Orkis (piano), and Loren Kitt (clarinet) - and Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon of the National Symphony Orchestra will perform during Queen Mary 2's 8 September eastbound Transatlantic Crossing. Sailing from New York to Southampton, England, The Players and Mr....

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