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Joe Mantegna

Joe was awarded the Tony and Joseph Jefferson Award for his acclaimed performance as Richard Roma in David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross. Some of Joe’s film and television highlights are House of Games, Searching for Bobby Fisher, Godfather III, and his Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role of Dean Martin in The Ratpack.
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Gary Sinise

Actor/humanitarian Gary Sinise has been actively and tirelessly supporting the troops for over thirty years. Among his numerous film and television roles, it was his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump which formed an enduring connection with servicemen and women throughout the military community.
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General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

For over fifty years, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) has devoted his life to public service. Having held senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, Powell’s deep commitment to democratic values and freedom has been felt throughout the world.
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Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo is a Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actress, as well as Academy Award, Golden Globe, and SAG nominee. Erivo burst onto West End and Broadway stages in The Color Purple, and has since taken the big screen by storm.
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Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming is one of the most highly acclaimed singers of our time, performing on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses, concert halls, and theaters. Winner of four Grammy Awards and the U.S. National Medal of Arts, Renée has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for HM Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
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Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott’s iconic career began with a bit part in the classic film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. He rose to stardom playing the lead in Paramount Pictures’ cult classic Lifeguard, and has since built a career with many memorable and iconic film and television roles. Elliott was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Warner Bros.’ remake of A Star is Born.
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Laurence Fishburne

Laurence J. Fishburne III has achieved an impressive body of work as an actor, producer and director. Fishburne’s versatile acting has won him awards in theatre, film and television. In 1992, Fishburne won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Sterling Johnson in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running. He won his first Emmy Award in 1993 for “The Box” episode of Tribeca.
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Mary McCormack

Mary McCormack is one of today’s boldest and most versatile actresses, working in film, television and on stage. Tony-nominated for her role in Broadway’s Boeing-Boeing opposite Mark Rylance, she is also widely known for her four seasons as a regular cast member of The West Wing (two SAG Award nominations), and as the lead of USA’s critically acclaimed In Plain Sight.
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Esai Morales

Award-winning actor Esai Morales is recognized as one of the most talented and relevant actors in Hollywood. Since his feature film debut in Bad Boys, Morales has continuously offered performances that strongly resonate in the hearts and minds of a diverse and international audience.
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CeCe Winans

The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history.
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Kelli O’Hara

Stage and screen star Kelli O’Hara has established herself as one of Broadway’s greatest leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in The King and I garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Grammy, Drama League, Outer Critics, and Oliver nominations.
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Trace Adkins

Towering baritone Trace Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums and charted more than 20 singles in his 25 years in Nashville, a remarkable run for one of country music’s most easily identifiable stars. With over one billion spins on Pandora (10 million per month), one million followers on Spotify and nearly 200 million plays on YouTube, the Louisiana native is back in the studio.
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Christopher Jackson

Christopher Jackson is a Tony Award-nominated actor, as well as a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning songwriter/composer best known for starring as George Washington in the critically acclaimed, award-winning musical Hamilton on Broadway. He can currently be seen starring in the hit CBS drama Bull in which he plays Chunk, a stylist who prepares defendants for trial.
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Jack Everly

Jack Everly is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Indianapolis and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa). He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center.
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The National Symphony Orchestra

The 2019–2020 season marks the National Symphony Orchestra’s 89th, and Gianandrea Noseda’s third as its music director. The Italian conductor serves as the Orchestra’s seventh music director, joining the NSO’s legacy of distinguished leaders. Its artistic leadership also includes Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and Artistic Advisor Ben Folds.
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The Military District of Washington (MDW)

The Military District of Washington works with Capital Concerts in coordinating the Department of Defense participation of the Premier Service Bands and Service Honor Guards.
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The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets

The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets are the official fanfare ensemble for the President of the United States. Founded in 1959 and patterned after traditional British "fanfare" trumpet ensembles, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets were formed to add pageantry to official military ceremonies. A performing element of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" in Washington, DC.
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The U.S. Army Chorus, Army Voices, and Army Band Downrange

In 1956, The U.S. Army Chorus was established as the vocal counterpart of The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own," and is one of the nation's only professional men's choruses. From its inception, The U.S. Army Chorus has established and maintained a reputation of excellence in the performance of male choral literature.
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The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters

The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus performs a variety of music including traditional choral music, sea chanteys, patriotic fare, opera, Broadway and contemporary music. The chorus is frequently found at the center of our most important national events.
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The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants

The Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the U.S. Air Force, is one of the world’s most versatile and traveled choral organizations. Originally formed in 1945 from within the ranks of the U.S. Air Force Band, the chorus is now composed entirely of professional vocalists from leading colleges and universities throughout the world, who are all sergeants in the U.S. Air Force.
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The Soldiers’ Chorus of the United States Army Field Band

Founded in 1957, the Soldiers’ Chorus is the vocal component of The United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC. This 23-member mixed chorus travels throughout the nation and abroad, performing both independently and jointly with the Concert Band.
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