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Members of the House of Representatives sit in unassigned armchairs arranged in a semicircle on tiered platforms that face the Speaker's rostrum. Behind the rostrum is a frontispiece with Ionic columns made of black Italian marble with white Alabama marble capitals. An American flag occupies the center and is flanked by two bronze faces. The chamber's lower walls are walnut paneled with intervening light grey Genevieve Sheldorado marble pilasters. A gallery for visitors and the press corps rings the chamber
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Labor Day Capitol Concert 2014

Event Location: 
Capitol Grounds
Concert Setup

Capitol West Lawn 
Sunday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m. 
Performance Timing: Approximately 90 minutes. 

FREE event, no tickets required. Gates open at 3:00 p.m., open rehearsal at 3:30 p.m.

This year’s annual Labor Day Capitol Concert featuring the National Symphony Orchestra explores American music from beloved television shows, movies and Broadway musicals.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

More about the concert available via http://www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=NOLAB.

Information about restricted items and access via http://www.uscapitolpolice.gov/pressreleases/2014/pr_08-26-14.php