Jimmy Smits
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Jimmy Smits
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Performers have been announced for PBS-TV's A Capitol Fourth, to run Saturday, July 4 at 8pm (check local listings). The event, which will be broadcast live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. and which concludes with a spectacular fireworks display, will be hosted by Jimmy Smits.

The show will feature cast members from companies of the award-winning musical Jersey Boys, as well as Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin, Natasha Bedingfield, Michael Feinstein, Andrew von Oeyen, the Muppets, and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Erich Kunzel.

For more information, visit www.pbs.org.