Belinda Carlisle And Boyz II Males Joined PBS’ ‘A Capitol Fourth’

Final evening, PBS hosted its forty third annual 4th of July celebration, A Capitol Fourth, in Washington, D.C. The occasion, held on the West Garden of the U.S. Capitol, featured performances from artists throughout all completely different genres, from R&B to pop, nation, rock, and musical theater.

The record included iconic boy group Boyz II Males, Go-Go’s co-founder and solo artist Belinda Carlisle, together with Chicago, Babyface, Maddie & Tae, Charles Esten, Renée Fleming, and Adrienne Warren. Performers had been accompanied by the Nationwide Symphony Orchestra below the path of pops conductor Jack Everly. Carlisle carried out her hit singles “We Acquired the Beat” and “Heaven Is a Place on Earth,” whereas Boyz II Males sang their very own classics “Motownphilly” and “Simple.”

This system, clocking in at an hour and half-hour, is now out there to observe in full on PBS’ YouTube channel. Alongside the performers, you may see host Alfonso Ribeiro, a.okay.a Carlton Banks from The Recent Prince of Bel-Air, and a few very particular company, Sesame Avenue‘s Elmo and Cookie Monster.

Forward of her look on this system, Carlisle spoke to Folks to precise her pleasure to be a part of the celebration — “I’m a fireworks fanatic; I haven’t lived within the nation since 1994, so since then, I’ve been capable of go to some Fourth of July occasions, however for probably the most half I’ve been in another country, and I do miss it.”

She additionally mirrored on what it meant to her to have songs, each with the Go-Go’s and of her personal, which might be a giant a part of folks’s lives. “It brings up loads of emotions and feelings for lots of people,” she says. “I’ve these songs that aren’t my songs that do the identical factor to me that deliver up recollections of childhood. As an illustration, like The Seaside Boys’ ‘God Solely Is aware of.’ At any time when I hear that tune, it simply jogs my memory of my childhood years in Burbank, California, and brings up a melancholy, virtually, generally too. I’m very lucky that I’ve some songs that do this for folks on the market.”

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