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Manilow And Diamond Set To Perform At D.C.'s 'A Capitol Fourth'

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It's a Fourth of July tradition — the concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

The score from the movie Lincoln will be one of the evening's live musical performances. Others include '70s pop icons Barry Manilow and Neal Diamond, as well as current singers from American Idol and the show Glee.

The concert is free to attend and organizers suggest getting there early. The gates open at 3 p.m. — the concert officially starts at 8 p.m.

Because of crowds and all the street closures, organizers say Metro is your best bet for getting to the show.

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