A Capitol Fourth on PBS: Featuring Carole King, The Muppets, The O’Jays, Vanessa Williams, and More
Posted on July 3, 2019 at 10:39 pm
Tune in to PBS to watch A Capitol Fourth, hosted by John Stamos, and featuring Carole King, the Broadway cast of Beautiful starring Vanessa Carlton, the Muppets of Sesame Street, Vanessa Williams, Lee Brice, Keala Settle, Gone West feat. Colbie Caillat, The O’Jays, Yolanda Adams, Laine Hardy, Lindsey Stirling, Maelyn Jarmon, Laura Osnes, Angelica Hale, Maestro Jack Everly conducting the National Symphony Orchestra — plus fireworks!
1776: A Broadway Musical About the Signing of the Declaration of Independence
Posted on July 2, 2019 at 9:33 pm
Celebrate the 4th of July by watching the entertaining and inspiring “1776,” based on the Broadway musical about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The movie does not shy away from the terrible compromise on slavery that the founding fathers agreed to in order to make this country one nation, with a fault line that would shatter our deepest convictions enumerated in the very document our country was established on. The characters are really brought to life with all of their courage and hope as well as their faults and fears.
EHere’s a glimpse from a recent Broadway staged version, with Santino Fontana of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”
And from the movie, with William Daniel as the “obnoxious and disliked” John Adams.
“Queen & Slim” is coming in November from writer Lena Waithe (Netflix’s “Master of None”) and director Melina Matsoukas (Beyonce’s “Formation” and the Nike “Equality” campaign).
A first date goes very wrong when a black man (“Get Out’s” Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith) are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.