Kathie Lee & Hoda: Usher Curates Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks
Superstar singer Usher has won eight Grammy Awards, sold millions of records, and even recently took a spin as a judge on The Voice. However, one thing he’s never done is worked as an art curator—until now, that is!
Usher is the curator of the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, airing on Independence Day on NBC. Instead of holidaying in the French Riviera, Usher spent his time off working to bring art and music to life in the sky. It should be an event you won’t want to miss.
Usher: Curating Music for Macy’s Fireworks
Usher pointed out that in 37 years, Macy’s has never had anyone else curate their fireworks. Being a guest curator involved creating “artistic images in the sky,” and bringing together music, art, and culture. In making his selections, Usher thought about ways to mix youth culture with the music from older generations. He will be using music of his own, as well as orchestral music, and songs from artists like Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z and Jimi Hendrix.
Usher: The Voice Season 6 Return
Usher recently wrapped up his judging appearance on this season’s installment of The Voice. His contestant, Michelle Chamuel, didn’t win, but Usher says he sees “major things” for Michelle in the future. He hopes to return to the judge’s chair for The Voice season 6.
In the meantime, you can catch the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on Independence Day, July 4, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: What the What?
Why not jump start your Fourth of July holiday with some hilarious pictures that will have you saying, “What the What?” Sara Haines stopped by with her latest crop of funny photos. They included a picture of a toddler groping a statue of Betty Boop from Kate in Texas; an adorable picture of a cat and a baby napping together from Nicky in Georgia; and finally, Conchita from Florida sent in a picture of a business that claimed to offer “Pre-Need Cremation.”
Plus, Sara revealed the winner of last week’s caption contest: “You have to know when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em, and when to just bite the table and say nothing!” from Jennie Little John.
Next week’s caption contest features an adorable portrait of a baby and a dog sitting at an outdoor table together. Take a look below– maybe you’ll come up with the winning caption!