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July 4, 2014

By Amy Matthew, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo.

July 04--Don't set your neighbors' property -- or their tempers -- on fire with your cache of fireworks.


Colorado Public Radio is back with its SummerFest concert series, including a Fourth of July concert that will be broadcast live at 4 p.m. today.

Music by John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin and others will be featured. The performance is from the Aspen Music Festival.

The rest of the series, running through Aug. 17, will include live Saturday concerts by the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York Philharmonic, in-studio performances, interviews and a Tuesday night chamber music series.

For details, visit cprclassical. org. Programs air on 91.9 FM.



Were you in the crowd for Lionel Richie'sJune 11 Red Rocks show? If so, you might be on national TV today.

Catch "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular," airing from 7 to 9 p.m. today on NBC. Richie will be featured and his performance is from the Red Rocks concert.

In case you wondered why he said, "Happy birthday, America," during that show, now you know.


Raise a sparkler today to the recently departed Casey Kasem. "American Top 40" debuted July 4, 1970, on seven radio stations.

Kasem turned the show into an international hit and hosted until 1988, then again from 1998 to 2004. His final No. 1: "Hey Ya" by Outkast.

-- Amy Matthew


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