Keith Lockhart

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If you are like most TV-owning Americans of a certain age including myself, chances are you have spent at least one or two Independence Day nights with the Boston Pops on the tube  -- either paying close attention to the magnificent musicianship and prodigious pyrotechnic pageantry on display, or using the broadcast as accompaniment to your own 4th of July revelry.  This is Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart's 18th year of leading the July 4th charge, this time with the assistance of Michael Chiklis as host, and Jennifer Hudson as special guest star -- along with the fireworks, of course.  I had a quick chat with the maestro before rehearsals for the 39th "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" tomorrow on CBS:
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