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Dave Matthews US citizen ceremony in Va. sold out

Thursday - 7/4/2013, 2:07pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Dave Matthews has packed Thomas Jefferson's house.

Officials at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation tell The Daily Progress the rocker's scheduled Fourth of July address to new U.S. citizens being sworn in at Jefferson's Monticello has sold out.

The ceremony has been held annually at Monticello for 50 years. More than 3,000 immigrants have become U.S. citizens on the Fourth of July at the Charlottesville mountain estate.

Foundation officials say they plan to live- stream the ceremony for the first time at http://www.monticello.org.

Matthews was born in South Africa and became a naturalized citizen in 1980. Matthews is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band.

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Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com


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