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John Williams to debut new version of US anthem

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.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 03:44pm EDT

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Fourth of July entertainment guide: Music, fireworks and more

It just wouldn't be an Independence Day celebration without a fireworks display.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 01:25pm EDT

Tags: Fourth of July, fireworks, fireworks laws, Jamie Forzato

'A Capitol Fourth' draws star-studded lineup

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.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 11:56am EDT

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Local venues plan free Fourth of July parties

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.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 04:43am EDT

Tags: National Mall, National Symphony Orchestra, iota, Rock & Roll Hotel, 9:30 Club, tim bracken, Fourth of July

Broderick to headline DC July Fourth celebration

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.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 10:54am EDT

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