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Fishburne, Mantegna to host Memorial Day concert in DC

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/26/2017
FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2015 file photo, actor Laurence Fishburne poses at the Disney ABC Television Group party during the 2015 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Fishburne and Joe Mantegna are set to host the Memorial Day concert in Washington. The 28th annual concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol will be broadcast nationwide at 8 p.m. Sunday on PBS. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2015 file photo, actor Laurence Fishburne poses at the Disney ABC Television Group party during the 2015 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Fishburne and Joe Mantegna are set to host the Memorial Day concert in Washington. The 28th annual concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol will be broadcast nationwide at 8 p.m. Sunday on PBS. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actors Laurence Fishburne and Joe Mantegna are set to host the Memorial Day concert in Washington.

The 28th annual concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol will be broadcast nationwide at 8 p.m. Sunday on PBS.

Performers will 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.

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