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Stars come out for D.C. Memorial Day concert

Apr 29,2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Actors Laurence Fishburne and Joe Mantegna will co-host this year’s Memorial Day concert in Washington.

The 28th annual concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol will be broadcast nationwide on PBS. The company that produces the concert announced the lineup on Thursday.

Performers include classical singer Renee Fleming, singer and actress Vanessa Williams, country singer Scotty McCreery and singer John Ondrasik of the band Five for Fighting. Irish tenor Ronan Tynan is also scheduled to perform.

The concert will also include a 75th anniversary tribute to the Doolittle Raid, a bombing mission over Tokyo during World War II. Actor Gary Sinise will present that portion of the program, which will include a tribute to 101-year-old Lt. Col. Dick Cole, the sole surviving member of the Doolittle Raiders.

AP