Academy Award and Grammy-winning superstar Jennifer Hudson will perform on the "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular," an entertainment special to be broadcast live from the Charles River Esplanade in Boston, Wednesday, July 4 (10 p.m.) on the CBS Television Network. For the second consecutive year, Emmy-winning actor Michael Chiklis, star of the new CBS drama series "Vegas," will host the special.
Hudson will perform some of her biggest hits with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart.
The "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular," now in its 39th year, is the orchestra's annual free outdoor Fourth of July concert and is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance, one of America's leading insurers, offering auto, home and life insurance for individuals and families, as well as a variety of insurance products and services for businesses. The entire concert will be broadcast in high definition, courtesy of Liberty Mutual Insurance. In addition, the final 20 minutes of the broadcast, featuring the spectacular fireworks display, will be presented commercial-free by Liberty Mutual Insurance.