"A Star Spangled Spectacular" will be presented by The Las Vegas Philharmonic, under the direction of Harold Weller and Richard McGee. The Fourth of July celebration, sponsored by the Howard Hughes Corporation and the City of Las Vegas, will feature guest artists, singer Bob Anderson, and pianist John Kane. Appearances by Senator Richard Bryan, Mayor Oscar Gooddman and Councilwoman Lynette Boggs-McDonald will add a patriotic flair to this concert of classical and popular favorites. Kurt Mische, Development Director of Channel 10, will act as Master of Ceremony.

The Tuesday evening concert begins at 7:30 p.m. (Gates open 5pm) at Hills Park on Hillpointe Road in Summerlin. Guests will enjoy Sousa marches, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," popular movie tunes, a musical tribute to Aaron Copland and the traditional "1812 Overture." A fireworks show will provide an exciting climax, Music lovers will also be able to purchase chances to conduct the Philharmonic's performance of "Liberty Bell." Call 895-ARTS (2787) for tickets.

Singer Bob Anderson, appearing through special arrangement with the Stardust Hotel and Casino, will perform "I Have Dreamed" from Showboat and "I'll Never Pass This Way Again," among others. Anderson, highly ranked on the Review-Journal's list of favorite all-time Las Vegas performers, is a top solo attraction for corporate America, all-star benefits and in top clubs and showrooms around the world. He made the Top of the Dunes his own from 1979-81, inviting such luminaries as Paul Anka, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr., Robert Goulet, Liberace and Joe Williams to join him on stage. It is a tradition he continues wherever he performs.

Pianist and Las Vegas resident John Kane will play the ever popular "Rhapsody in Blue." Kane, technology consultant to one third of the Fortune 100 and one half of the Dow Jones industrials, is also an accomplishod concert pianist. He graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and Northwestern University with a major in piano performance. He has played in numerous piano competitions, including the Van Cliburn competition, and has recorded twelve full length solo piano albums that include works by Bach, Chopin, Haydn, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff, Kane will appear as the soloist in a Mozart concerto, performed at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Interlochen Academy. He finds it a stimulating challenge to maintain his intense business activities while pursuing his artistic goals.

Music patrons will celebrate three birthdays at this event. Not only does the Fourth of July, 2000 commemorate the 224th year of American independence, but this auspicious day also marks the second birthday of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. In this remarkably brief time, the Philharmonic has performed a complete season of classical music to enthusiastic audiences, developed an intimate soiree series for music aficionados, offered master classes with world renowned musical artists and introduced over fifteen thousand elementary school children to the joys of orchestral music.

This Fourth of July also marks the lOOth anniversary Aaron Copland's birth. Selections from Rodeo and Appalachian Spring will be performed as a tribute to this distinctly American composer.

Admission is $15 adults, S10 children 5-18, and free admission for children under 5. Beer, wine, soft drinks, hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream will be for sale.