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American composer-conductor John Williams is debuting a new arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner," featuring choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall for the nation's birthday.
It just wouldn't be an Independence Day celebration without a fireworks display.
Tom Bergeron, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Darren Criss, the National Symphony Orchestra and more are set to take the stage at the Capitol Fourth on the National Mall.
In this week's Backstage, Tim Bracken highlights local music venues hosting free July Fourth parties, in addition to some cool concerts over the weekend.
Actor Matthew Broderick, country singer Josh Turner, composer John Williams and a dozen U.S. Olympic athletes will be among the headliners for this year's July Fourth celebration on the National Mall.
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