There’s still no telling how far Auli’i Cravalho will go when it comes to riding the wave of publicity generated by the hit Disney animated film “Moana.”
Up next for the 16-year-old Oahu resident is an appearance in this year’s National Memorial Day Concert, where she’ll open the broadcast from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. with a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Hosted by award-winning actors Laurence Fishburne and Joe Mantegna, this is the 28th year the National Memorial Day Concert will be broadcast by PBS. Actor-musician Gary Sinise, who regularly travels to Hawaii to perform with his Lt. Dan Band, will also make a special appearance to celebrate the 75th anniversary of famed World War II aviators the Doolitle Raiders.
Other special guests scheduled to appear include General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); Renée Fleming; Vanessa Williams; Scotty McCreery; Five for Fighting’s John Ondrasik; John Ortiz; Christopher Jackson; Ana Ortiz; Ronan Tynan; and Russell Watson. The National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly will also perform during the broadcast.
The concert will air on PBS Hawai’i at 7 p.m. May 28 and repeat again at 9 p.m. It will also broadcast live online via Facebook and pbs.org, and will be available on-demand from May 29 through June 10.