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Global Superstar Usher joins Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Executive Producer Amy Kule for NYSE Closing Bell on July 3 to Celebrate 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks®

Fireworks Spectacular Comes to the NYSE Trading Floor as Cold Pyrotechnic Sparklers Light Up the NYSE Bell Podium
For Release: 02 Jul 13

On Wednesday, July 3  Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® Executive Producer Amy Kule, accompanied by global superstar Usher, will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Closing Bell® to highlight the 37th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks.

For this first time in the history of the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks' show, a superstar artist has collaborated with Macy's creative and pyrotechnic teams on the 4th of July Fireworks.  Eight-time Grammy® Award-winning artist Usher has curated the overall design of the show, entitled "It Begins with A Spark."

The Macy's 4th of July Fireworks will be broadcast live on NBC on Monday, July 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT/MT nationwide and the fireworks soundtrack can be heard locally on radio stations  1010 WINS and Z-100.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
NYSE Security Checkpoint at Exchange & Broad Street
12:30 p.m.          Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
1:00 p.m.            The Closing Bell rings

Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Judy Shaw at 212.656.4290 or

Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420), European Press Agency (917.670.1323) and Insider Images. The Closing Bell (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feed is available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.

For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext), Twitter (@NYSEEuronext)/Hashtag #NYSEBell and YouTube (nysetv1). #MACYSFIREWORKS

About Macy's 4th of July Fireworks
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks are the nation's largest 4th of July pyrotechnic display. Produced by Macy's and designed in conjunction with Pyro Spectaculars by Souza of Rialto, CA, Macy's Fireworks are a digitally-synchronized display of firepower that is choreographed to a rousing popular music and patriotic score. Annually fired from various locations across New York City, Macy's Fireworks features shells from all over the world. Seen by more than 3 million spectators and millions of viewers nationwide, Macy's 4th of July Fireworks have become the nation's premiere 4th of July celebration event. (Source: Macy's)