Matt's Picks: Special Fourth of July Holiday Edition
AMERICA CELEBRATES JULY 4th AT FORD'S THEATRE
(Friday, 9/8c, ABC) Modern Family breakout star Ty Burrell hosts the annual gala event at the historic Washington, D.C., theater, with the Obamas in attendance and an eclectic roster of performances from Kelly Clarkson, Renee Fleming, Lionel Richie, George Lopez and, from Broadway, Memphis star Montego Glover and Mary Poppins' Laura Michelle Kelly and Gavin Lee.
DOLLY CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF DOLLYWOOD
(Saturday, 8/7c, Hallmark Channel) The beloved country icon celebrates her Tennessee theme park's quarter-century milestone with a concert special featuring her "Islands in the Stream" buddy Kenny Rogers and Miley Cyrus, who teams with Dolly on "Jolene." Miley's dad comes along for the fun. But will anybody ride the rides?
A CAPITOL FOURTH
(Sunday, 8/7c, PBS; times may vary) Jimmy Smits hosts this annual concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, with the National Symphony Orchestra backing up a guest list including Reba McEntire and fellow country star Darius Rucker, classical pianist Lang Lang and actor/singer John Schneider. Stay tuned for the fireworks.
BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
(Sunday, 10/9c, CBS) Or if you'd rather just cut straight to the fireworks, you could opt for this pops concert from the Charles River Esplanade, with Craig Ferguson hosting, Keith Lockhart leading the Boston Pops, and country star Toby Keith performing his biggest hits.
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