Sinise to co-host Memorial Day concert

April 22, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna are to serve as co-hosts of the 2010 National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, Capital Concerts said Thursday.

Confirmed to participate in the event are Gen. Colin Powell, Lionel Richie, Brad Paisley, Dennis Haysbert, Katherine Jenkins, Kelli O'Hara and Yolanda Adams with the National Symphony Orchestra. Other dignitaries and performers are expected to be announced at a later date.

The concert is to air live May 30 on PBS.

"For more than 20 years, PBS has been proud to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country with the annual broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert," the event's organizers said in a news release. "The multi-award-winning event, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, will be co-hosted for the fifth year by Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise and Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna, two acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veteran's causes and supporting our troops in active service."

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