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More big names added to Star-Spangled Spectacular concert

Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, country legend Kenny Rogers and rock group Train were added on Friday to the talent lineup for Sept. 13's Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six Pavilion. Also just announced: singer Jordin Sparks will join John Lithgow to co-host the event.

The concert, a celebration of the bicentennial of the writing of the national anthem, also features performances by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, country group Little Big Town, a cappella group Pentatonix, Motown legend Smokey Robinson, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves-Montgomery and performers from the off-Broadway show "Stomp."

The show is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave. It will also broadcast on PBS starting at 8 p.m.

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