National Memorial Day Concert
Matt Roush says...
Or you could put politics aside altogether and revel in the patriotic and musical spectacle of the annual concert from the U.S. Capitol lawn. Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise host a ceremony that includes a tribute to Gen. Colin Powell featuring Dennis Haysbert, a segment honoring gold star families with Emmy winner Jean Smart, and a celebration of the Lincoln Memorial’s 100th anniversary. Performers include Broadway stars Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis and Brian Stokes Mitchell, Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens and American Idol alum Pia Toscano, with the National Symphony Orchestra led by pops conductor Jack Everly.