The 36th annual “Capit0l Fourth” celebration — a star-studded outdoor concert at the US Capitol, attended by tens of thousands and broadcast nationally by PBS — kicked off tonight with a stirring version of the national anthem.
The star who sang it? Westport’s own Alisan Porter — better known now as the most recent champion on “The Voice.”
She was followed by Smokey Robinson. Then Alisan returned, for a rousing rendition of “America the Beautiful.” She was accompanied by the Ministers of Music, and a gorgeous video tribute to America’s national parks — this year celebrating their 100th anniversary.
Alisan sounded great. Maybe next year she’ll do it again — this time at our Compo Beach fireworks?