Special Programs

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The Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday
Sunday, July 2
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

ENCORE Tuesday, July 4
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

It's the Capitol Steps' semi-annual reminder that if you can't change the headlines, you can at least find the funny side. America's premiere political musical satire troupe offers a mix of song and standup, lampooning newsmakers and taking on the major issues of the day. A listener favorite, Politics Takes a Holiday is always a great time with plenty of laughs on both sides of the aisle.

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A Capitol 4th
Tuesday, July 4
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

America's favorite Independence Day celebration airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Hear performances by soul men Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi of The Blues Brothers, iconic multi-platinum selling music legends The Beach Boys, legendary Motown stars The Four Tops; THE VOICE Season 12 winner Chris Blue; and Tony-nominated Broadway star Phillipa Soo (AMÉLIE, HAMILTON); with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

Multi-talented actress and singer Sofia Carson (DESCENDENTS 2) will open the show with a special performance of the national anthem. The concert will also feature a tribute to our men and women in uniform by country music star and Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry Trace Adkins, who will perform his new single "Still A Soldier." Hosted by actor John Stamos (onsite) with assistance from Korva Coleman in the NPR studios.

Victor & Penny & Their Loose Change Orchestra at Jazz in June 2017.
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2017 Jazz in June Festival Highlights
Tuesday, July 4
9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

KGOU and Jazz In June Inc. invite you to picnic, party or just relax to the music of Caleb McGee & The Underdogs, Oklahoma blues favorites Mike Hosty and Jamie Oldaker, the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Claire Piersol Band, The Ardent Spirits, Victor & Penny & Their Loose Change Orchestra and the Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio. KGOU’s Jim Johnson presents some of the best moments captured live during the 2017 Jazz In June Festival in Norman.