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Queen Latifah to Headline 2019 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Wednesday May 22, 2019

The headliner for the 2019 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, is Queen Latifah—Grammy-, Emmy-, and Golden Globe award winner and Academy Award nominee—who will be featured in a selection of hits from her diverse catalog, which touches on genres including jazz, rap, R&B, Broadway, and more. Boston's premier Independence Day celebration will also
feature musical icon, songwriter, storyteller, and singer Arlo Guthrie, who will be featured in a musical tribute a half-century in the making—Summer of '69— commemorating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.

In addition to the performances by Queen Latifah (debuted with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in 2017) and Arlo Guthrie (debuted with the Boston Pops on July 4, 2001 and performed with Pops during the 2019 season at Symphony Hall), the 2019 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will also spotlight two popular acts from "America's Got Talent." They include 16-year-old vocal phenomenon Amanda Mena, a
Massachusetts native and a semi-finalist on "America's Got Talent" and the three-time Emmy Award-winning classical crossover vocal trio, the Texas Tenors.

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will take place on July 3 (concert, 8-10:30 p.m.) and July 4 (concert and fireworks, 8-11 p.m.) at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's (DCR) Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade.

"One of my greatest privileges as Boston Pops Conductor is leading this country's premier Independence Day celebration for the wonderful citizens of Boston and all those who travel from far and wide to visit this vibrant and historic city we are so fortunate to call home," said Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart.The headliner for the 2019 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, is Queen Latifah—Grammy-, Emmy-, and Golden Globe award winner and Academy Award nominee—who will be featured in a selection of hits from her diverse catalog, which touches on genres including jazz, rap, R&B, Broadway, and more. Boston's premier Independence Day celebration will also
feature musical icon, songwriter, storyteller, and singer Arlo Guthrie, who will be featured in a musical tribute a half-century in the making—Summer of '69— commemorating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.

In addition to the performances by Queen Latifah (debuted with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in 2017) and Arlo Guthrie (debuted with the Boston Pops on July 4, 2001 and performed with Pops during the 2019 season at Symphony Hall), the 2019 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will also spotlight two popular acts from "America's Got Talent." They include 16-year-old vocal phenomenon Amanda Mena, a
Massachusetts native and a semi-finalist on "America's Got Talent" and the three-time Emmy Award-winning classical crossover vocal trio, the Texas Tenors.

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will take place on July 3 (concert, 8-10:30 p.m.) and July 4 (concert and fireworks, 8-11 p.m.) at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's (DCR) Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade.

"One of my greatest privileges as Boston Pops Conductor is leading this country's premier Independence Day celebration for the wonderful citizens of Boston and all those who travel from far and wide to visit this vibrant and historic city we are so fortunate to call home," said Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart.

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