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  • ESPN’s Daft Columnist Howard Bryant Found Racism in the Oddest Place

    05/30/2016 9:09:54 AM PDT · by russbart · 24 replies
    Howard Bryant, the moral authority columnist for ESPN, has found more systemic racism, something he is ever on the lookout for, even if it isn’t there. His latest article, “The Unspoken Truth” is about the plague now besetting our nation – police officers singing the National Anthem before games. [As an aside, a police officer was shot in the head yesterday trying to protect citizens]
  • Donald Trump Insists The National Anthem Must Be Sung in Anaheim (Video)

    05/26/2016 1:15:46 PM PDT · by Syncro · 47 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting/ You Tube ^ | Right Side Broadcasting
    "Wednesday, May 25, 2016: A Trump campaign rally in Anaheim, CA was about to get underway without the National Anthem having being sung. Mr. Trump called the lady who was supposed to sing up to the stage."First this happened:Event Organizers Told Donald Trump “No Time for National Anthem” Not something you "decide" at a Trump rally.Video Link
  • Trump Was Told There Was 'No Time' For the National Anthem. Here's His Live-TV Response VIDEO

    05/25/2016 2:50:58 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 111 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | 5-25-2016 | Justen Charters
    At a rally in Anaheim, California on Wednesday, Donald Trump was told there wouldn’t be time for the national anthem. What Trump did in response had the crowd roaring.
  • SD Padres in Hot Water Over National Anthem Mix-Up (Gay Men's Choir Bumped for Pre-Recorded Version)

    05/22/2016 1:55:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 61 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 22, 2016 | Kirk Kenney
    <p>The Padres have a PR problem on their hands after a mixup during the national anthem for Saturday night's game against the Dodgers.</p> <p>There were 100 members of the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus on the field to sing the anthem, but a woman's voice — believed to be that of Friday's anthem singer — was played over the PA system while the men stood on the field.</p>
  • Guard Stops Students From Singing National Anthem at 9/11 Memorial (Communist NYC)

    05/01/2016 3:41:25 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    Officials at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan said on Monday that one of their security guards should not have stopped a North Carolina middle school choir from singing the national anthem on the plaza last week. “The guard did not respond appropriately,” Kaylee Skaar, a museum spokeswoman, said. “We are working with our security staff to ensure that this does not happen again with future student performances.” About 50 students from Waynesville Middle School in western North Carolina were at the memorial on Wednesday and had just started singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” when a guard told them...
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ANTHEM DAY (National Anthem Girl)

    03/03/2016 7:44:03 AM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies
    http://www.nationalanthemgirl.org/ ^ | 3/3/15 | National Anthem Girl
    Written by Francis Scott Key, the Star Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States of America. On National Anthem Day, we celebrate and honor this song. Janine Stange, who has come to be known as "The National Anthem Girl," made history by completing her mission to sing the "Star Spangled Banner" in all 50 states in time for the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key penning the lyrics for the hallowed song on September 14, 2014.
  • Amazing Rendition of the U.S. National Anthem

    02/20/2016 3:36:26 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 33 replies
    Chonday.com ^ | Feb. 20, 2016
    http://www.chonday.com/Videos/anthofius3 500 high school choir students sing the U.S. National anthem in a high-rise hotel. Each night before curfew, they gather on their balconies to sing the Star-Spangled Banner from the balconies of the 18-story atrium at Louisville's downtown Hyatt Regency as part of the Kentucky Music Educators convention. You can’t help it but get goose bumps when you hear them sing.
  • Hillary would ban reparative therapy for minors, says top LGBT group in endorsement

    01/21/2016 7:29:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The nation's foremost homosexual and transgender political group has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying she has made banning reparative therapy and allowing transgender military service "a pillar" of her presidential campaign. “All the progress we have made as a nation on LGBT equality -- and all the progress we have yet to make -- is at stake in November," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. The HRC said that Clinton has made homosexual and transgender political advocacy "a pillar of her campaign and recently unveiled the most robust and ambitious LGBT...
  • Watch Lady Gaga Sing the National Anthem With Great Vocals, Only Moderate Gaga-tude

    02/07/2016 4:31:56 PM PST · by Lorianne · 119 replies
    Slate ^ | 07 February 2016
    video/adio at link
  • Lady Gaga to sing at Super Bowl, Grammys [More NFL Shark Jumping]

    02/03/2016 3:54:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    Times Live ^ | 2/3/16
    ....The National Football League announced that Lady Gaga would sing The Star-Spangled Banner at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in San Francisco, where British rockers Coldplay will be the halftime entertainment...
  • Super Bowl

    02/07/2016 3:34:53 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 84 replies
    Freerepublic.com ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | self
    The Star Spangled Banner version sung today was great. No stuff, no, "look at me" just pure awesome. Team wearing white will win. that is all
  • Lady Gaga Sings National Anthem (Vanity)

    02/07/2016 3:37:29 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 124 replies
    Yo-Yo
    In spite of fears to the contary. I thought Lady Gaga not only looked respecable, but she sang the National Anthem with respect.
  • Watch: Most Journos Fail to Stand for Anthem at Democratic Debate

    10/14/2015 5:52:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/15 | Joel Pollak
    LAS VEGAS — Hundreds of journalists declined to stand during the national anthem at the Democratic debate at the Wynn Las Vegas, with only 20 out of nearly 400 rising from their seats, some recognizable from conservative media outlets. There are differing views as to the proper convention for a televised national anthem, though some suggest that when the anthem is played at a public event, even on television, those present should stand–even if they are observers. At the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California last month, few journalists stood for the anthem
  • Jeremy Corbyn branded 'disloyal' after refusing to sing national anthem

    09/15/2015 1:10:35 PM PDT · by NRx · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09-15-2015 | Peter Dominiczak
    Jeremy Corbyn was on Tuesday branded “disloyal” for refusing to sing the national anthem on a day of chaos which saw one of his shadow cabinet ministers threaten to resign over the European Union. The new Labour leader faced heavy criticism for standing in silence while God Save the Queen was played during a Battle of Britain remembrance ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral attended by the Prime Minister, Defence Secretary and scores of military leaders. Former military commanders as well as Labour and Tory MPs said he was “dishonourable” for refusing to sing the national anthem. Mr Corbyn later insisted...
  • WATCH: BLIND TEEN WITH AUTISM PERFORMS NAT’L ANTHEM AT RED SOX GAME

    08/19/2015 4:02:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Breitbart TV
    A blind austic 14-year-old singer with autism delivered the national anthem before the Cleveland Indians-Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park in Boston and received a roaring ovation from those in attendance.
  • VIDEO: Ruger Version of the Star-Spangled Banner

    07/04/2015 6:35:26 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 4, 2015 | Dave Blount
    What could be more patriotic on the Fourth of July than playing the Star-Spangled Banner with a Ruger 10/22? Chris Cheng demonstrates:
  • Metallica’s James Hetfield + Kirk Hammett Perform National Anthem at NBA Finals Game

    06/15/2015 7:17:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    loudwire.com ^ | 6/15/2015 | Anya Zadrozny
    Game 5 of the NBA Finals took place Sunday night (June 14), and Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett were on hand to perform the National Anthem before the Golden State Warriors hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers. Watch footage of their performance above to see Hetfield and Hammett rock out on their guitars in honor of America.
  • Reporter refuses to apologize for texting during National Anthem: 'It's 2015'

    04/27/2015 10:04:21 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 60 replies
    Post Standard: Syracuse NY ^ | updated April 27, 2015 at 11:45 AM | By Geoff Herbert | gherbert@syracuse.com
    A reporter is under fire for texting during the National Anthem and refusing to apologize. Helena Andrews, who writes the Reliable Source gossip column for The Washington Post, was caught on video using her cell phone as the "Star Spangled Banner" played Saturday at the 2015 White House Correspondents dinner. Andrews appeared to be typing with her head down, glued to her smartphone's screen, while other attendees stood solemnly with their hands over their hearts until the patriotic song finished.... "Apparently someone saw me on TV 'texting' during the dinner. FTR (For The Record) I was taking notes. On my...
  • The Identity of Woman Texting During the National Anthem is Discovered – And Twitter Blasts Her

    04/26/2015 10:43:37 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 4/26/15 | KYLE BECKER
    A woman has gotten the attention of the country for texting during the national anthem at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Not only has it been discovered that this woman works at a major news outlet, she offered up an excuse for her behavior: She was just taking notes. The woman turns out to be a Washington Post columnist named Helena Andrews, and she writes for “The Fix.” She offered up an excuse for her behavior on Twitter, and then appears to have thrown in a bit of snark that did not go unnoticed: Her tweet drew a backlash from...
  • Singing the National Anthem at Walmart

    03/24/2015 9:18:56 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 24, 2015 | Mark Ammann
    Video Link Here
  • The national anthem from today's UK-UNC game will give you chills

    12/13/2014 8:46:29 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    cn|2 - KSTV ^ | 12/13/2014
    The matchup between UK and North Carolina is special every year, but today’s national anthem will give you chills. This is what it sounds like when 24,000 people sing together.
  • Heartwarming Video: Canadian hockey fans finish Star Spangled Banner after singer’s mic cuts out

    11/21/2014 2:26:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2014 | Guy Benson
    We interrupt this week’s deluge of executive amnesty and Grubergate coverage to bring you this heartwarming Friday afternoon palate cleanser. First, some brief background, from HuffPo: They may be our biggest rivals on the ice, but when it comes to honouring our American neighbours, Canadians don’t pass up on the opportunity to chime in. The video, filmed Nov. 18, shows the opening of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. the Nashville Predators hockey game. When Canadian singer Michelle Madeira began the American national anthem, her microphone failed. So what did the Canadian crowd do? They picked up right where she...
  • NBA Cavaliers' Dion Waiters Informs Media That He Is Muslim, Plans to Skip National Anthems

    11/09/2014 12:52:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 98 replies
    Northeast Ohio Media Group ^ | November 7, 2014 | Chris Haynes,
    Dion Waiters informs Northeast Ohio Media Group that he is a Muslim and plans to skip national anthems • Update: Dion Waiters clarifies remarks about his pregame ritual, will be there for anthems DENVER, Colo. – Prior to the Cavaliers getting set to take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, one of their players was missing from the pregame opening events. Dion Waiters was nowhere to be found when the national anthem was being sung. He was absent when the starting lineups were introduced. It was the first game of the season that he was coming off the bench. He...
  • Waiters denies skipping anthem for religious reasons; stands for it Friday

    11/08/2014 11:09:27 AM PST · by Kazan · 29 replies
    CBS Sportsline ^ | 11/7/2014 | Matt Moore
    UPDATE: There has been a Twitter denial (from Waiters), which is strange because the original story used a direct quote: Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters told Cleveland.com he recently informed Cavs ownership that he is Muslim and that he will abstain from joining his team during the national anthem, doing so Wednesday night in Utah -- though Waiters did stand with the Cavs during Friday's anthem at Denver. On Wednesday, the first game Waiters was coming off the bench for Cleveland, he was not on the floor during the anthem or when the starters were introduced. Waiters told the Northeast...
  • Hardy Perennial: Some Prog Sissy Whines that the Star Spangled Banner is Too Militaristic

    09/15/2014 5:50:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | September 15, 2014 | Ace
    In Politico Magazine, but discussed at the National Review. Our anthem is too militaristic? Um, we're not even in the top fifteen. Here are the first few stanzas of the French national anthem. I've bolded my favorite parts. Let's go children of the fatherland, The day of glory has arrived! Against us tyranny's Bloody flag is raised! (repeat) In the countryside, do you hear The roaring of these fierce soldiers? They come right to our armsTo slit the throats of our sons, our friends! (Refrain) Grab your weapons, citizens! Form your battalions! Let us march! Let us march!Let their impure...
  • Francis Scott Key's Fourth Stanza

    09/15/2014 8:46:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/15/2014 | Thomas McGinley
    Two hundred years ago today, it was the unlikely convergence of a physician and a lawyer that produced the most recited poem in American history. Its inspiration occurred just a few miles from Fort McHenry, located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the site of one of our nation’s most important military conflicts. [SNIP] Key, not surprisingly gloats over the failure of the British in the third stanza which was mostly dropped after they became our allies in the 20th century. But the poem/song’s most powerful stanza is its last.  In the fourth stanza Key proclaims the primary reason for the republic’s...
  • 'Star-Spangled Banner': Anthem was once a song of drinking and sex

    09/14/2014 5:18:53 PM PDT · by shove_it · 59 replies
    LATimes ^ | 13 Sep 2014 | Michael Muskal
    ~snip~ Key was on a British ship, part of a U.S. delegation to negotiate a prisoner release. He was kept on board to prevent the American forces from being tipped off about the forthcoming bombing by the British. He was allowed to return to Baltimore on Sept. 14 and was so inspired by the U.S. pluckiness that he wrote a poem, "Defence of Fort M'Henry," which he published on Sept. 20, 1814. ~snip~ Neither Key's early hymn nor the Barbary War is widely taught in American schools anymore (except for the reference in the Marines’ Hymn: “To the shores of...
  • Politico Lead Story: 'Is It Time to Ditch the Star-Spangled Banner?'

    09/14/2014 4:44:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 13, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    There is apparently no more important story or issue right now at the Politico than Ted Widmer's question about our national anthem: "Is It Time to Ditch the Star-Spangled Banner?" It is currently the lead item at the web site, complete with a huge picture of the American flag. The "beheading by ISIL of a British aid worker" and Wisconsin's court-granted ability to implement voter-ID in the fall elections are both apparently less important. - See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2014/09/13/politico-lead-story-it-time-ditch-star-spangled-banner#sthash.B4XsZOqY.dpuf
  • On its 200th anniversary, five myths about ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

    09/14/2014 11:45:13 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 42 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | Sept 11, 2014 | Steve Vogel
    This weekend marks the 200th anniversary of the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Over the years, many debates have surrounded the national anthem — involving its meaning, its quality and the circumstances under which Francis Scott Key came to write it. Before you hear “Oh say, can you see” at the next ballgame or school assembly, make sure you’ve dispelled these myths first. 1. ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ was written about an insignificant battle in an insignificant war. The nation’s future was at stake in 1814, with the US on the brink of defeat in the third year of the War...
  • O Say Can You See? Celebrating 200 years of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

    09/13/2014 4:44:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jane Hampton Cook
    “O say can you see . . . ?” is the famous question Francis Scott Key asked 200 years ago when he wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner,” our national anthem. What comes to mind when you hear those lyrics? How do they stir your patriotic soul? Key wanted you to see what he saw, hear what he heard and feel what he felt. O say, can you? We can remember that the British military burned the White House and U.S. Capitol on Aug. 24, 1814. British Rear Admiral George Cockburn, who set Washington ablaze, believed there wasn’t a “place on the...
  • Francis Scott Key (born 235 years ago, today)

    08/01/2014 8:09:14 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 26, 2007 | RockbridgeAcademy
    A short documentary from Rockbridge Academy on the author of America's "Star Spangled Banner". Produced by ADG Creative. Francis Scott KEY American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner" Born: on August 01, 1779 in Carroll County, Maryland, USA Died: on January 11, 1843 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA Francis Scott Key was born to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy (Charlton) and Captain John Ross Key at the family plantation Terra Rubra in what was Frederick County and is now Carroll County, Maryland. His father John Ross Key was...
  • 13 Most Over-The-Top Diva Renditions Of The National Anthem

    07/04/2014 7:21:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    MTV ^ | 07/04/2014 | by John Walker
    With today being the Fourth of July and all, I feel it’s my civic duty to unite us, if but for a short time, with the one act of blind patriotism we can all get behind: counting down the most over-the-top, overwhelming renditions of the national anthem, as performed by Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, and the rest of your favorite divas of pop music. (In no particular order, of course, so please don’t tweet me death threats. Thanks!) To clarify, by national anthem I mean “The Star-Spangled Banner” only. (As in, the actual, official national anthem.) That...
  • Star Spangled Banner sung in a minor key

    04/30/2014 8:44:31 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 21 replies
    dump.com ^ | 4/30/2014 | Chase Holtholdic
    Cool and haunting but very respectful version of our National Anthem sung in a minor key.
  • Kentucky All State Choir - National Anthem - Hyatt Louisville 2013

    02/07/2014 2:23:09 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | february 7, 2013
    Every night of the All State Choir conference at about 11pm, everyone comes out to the balconies of the 18 story Hyatt hotel to sing the National Anthem :)
  • Super Bowl National Anthem 2014: Highlights of Renee Fleming's Rendition

    02/03/2014 9:34:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    The Bleacher Report ^ | 2-2-14 | Matt Fitzgerald
    Renowned operatic soprano Renee Fleming did a beautiful, unique rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before kickoff of Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday, Feb. 2, between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. Fleming was a polarizing selection to sing the American national anthem because of her style. The precedent has been to have pop stars do their take on the historic tune. Often the piece can become glamorized, with too much ornamentation, vocal runs or spins of originality. To deliver an epic performance on this grand of a stage at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., it took nothing more than Fleming's...
  • Opera singer Renee Fleming chosen to sing anthem at Super Bowl

    01/27/2014 7:10:03 AM PST · by rhema · 48 replies
    Wash. Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2014
    Renée Fleming has hit some important pop-culture markers in the past few months. In September, she went on David Letterman’s show to sing the Top Ten list. Now, she’s going to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Musical attention at the Super Bowl usually focuses on the halftime show, but since this kind of attention is so rare in classical music these days, and since Fleming is the first opera singer ever to be accorded this, well, honor, the announcement has caused quite a stir.
  • National Anthem - Star Spangled Banner in "hard rock"

    01/12/2014 3:00:48 PM PST · by workerbee · 21 replies
    A link sent to me by a family member. A unique rendition of the national anthem and worth the listen, IMO.
  • ESPN panelist: Why are we playing a war anthem like “Star-Spangled Banner” before sporting events?

    11/08/2013 8:36:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 8, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via the Blaze, a possible sneak preview of the left’s next sports-related cause celebre once they’re done making “Redskins” unfit for polite conversation among the enlightened. To be clear, it’s not all pre-game patriotic music that this guy objects to, just the national anthem, and not because it’s the national anthem but because it’s a “war anthem.” The theory, I gather, is that the glory of victory in sports reflects on the song, which in turn reflects on the subject of the song, which in turn conditions people to think that war is awesome and a big game. But all...
  • ESPN Analyst: 'Star Spangled Banner' a 'War Anthem,' Shouldn't Be Played Before Games

    11/08/2013 5:54:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 99 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 7, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On ESPN’s Around the Horn, frequent guest Kevin Blackistone of the Dallas Morning News said that football games should not include the singing of the national anthem beforehand, as that added to the “military symbolism.” He actually called the Star-Spangled Banner a “war anthem.” Blackistone was addressing controversy over Northwestern University’s American flag-themed football uniforms, designed to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project. In a show segment titled “Buy or Sell,” Blackistone said that he would “sell” the uniforms:
  • The Moment a Soccer Crowd Turns a National Anthem SNAFU Into a ‘Chilling’ Example of Patriotism

    09/30/2013 1:40:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com/ ^ | september 30, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    During Friday’s Sporting KC Major League Soccer game, technical difficulties plagued what was supposed to be a performance by Dr. Cameron Smith. His moment to shine was thwarted by a faulty public address system and two misbehaving microphones. So that’s when the fans in Kansas City decided to step up and deliver a rousing rendition of the song themselves. The result? As one person who caught it on video put it, “chilling.”
  • National Anthem- NFL Kickoff

    09/06/2013 7:58:01 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 36 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/5/2013 | NBC
    Posting for two reasons... 1. Beautifully done...no stylizations or runs. (also, yeah I watched some of The Voice this year and knew this kid would win) and 2. Anyone else notice some of the players not exactly being respectful as the anthem was being sung, i.e. Ravens players jumping around on the sideline, no hands over heart.
  • Switzerland to Replace 'Psalm'-Like National Anthem With a Secular One

    08/09/2013 9:38:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/09/2013 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Switzerland announced a national competition this week that will search for a new national anthem to replace its current one, which government officials say has too many references to God and is too old-fashioned. "The real problem is above all the text," said Lukas Niederberger, who is part of the Swiss Society for Public Utility (SGG), the completion organizer in charge of looking for a new anthem. "Officially the anthem is a psalm, a prayer, but of course we have an open society, religiously neutral. We have atheists, no single god, so this anthem is a difficulty," he told BBC...
  • Anthem singer at NBA Finals target of racial slurs [2,500 Media Articles About 24 Twitter Posts]

    06/15/2013 5:24:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance before Game 4 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on Thursday night.
  • Sarah McLachlan sings US and Canadian National Anthems

    05/20/2013 2:33:25 PM PDT · by MarkBsnr · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | hgfdsaalk
    This shows one of the very best renditions of both the Canadian and American National Anthems. At a hockey game. In Vancouver. No mangling allowed.
  • Singer performs 'Star-Mangled Banner' at hockey game in Canada

    05/20/2013 7:50:45 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2013 | Fox News Staff
    Halifax Mooseheads goaltender Zachary Fucale turns away a shot with the help of defenseman Austyn Hardie as Portland Winterhawks center Brendan Leipsic presses sduring the first period of a junior hockey Memorial Cup game Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Liam Richards) Jazz singer Alexis Normand garnered a penalty before a Saturday hockey game in Canada after slashing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” SI.com reports. Normand delivered an unforgettable version of America’s national anthem during a Memorial Cup round-robin game between the Halifax Mooseheads and the Portland Winterhawks in Saskatoon. According to SI.com, Normand made it through...
  • Madison Rising - The Star Spangled Banner

    05/04/2013 5:02:46 PM PDT · by Bratch · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 24, 2012 | Madison Rising
    Published on May 24, 2012 Available on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/star...Available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Star-Spangl...Other music by Madison Rising: http://www.amazon.com/Madison-Rising/... Visit the Madison Rising store at: http://www.madisonrising.com/store.php Oh, say can you see By the dawn's early lightWhat so proudly we hailed At the twilight's last gleamingWhose broad stripes and bright stars Thru the perilous fight,O'er the ramparts we watched Were so gallantly streamingAnd the rocket's red glare, The bombs bursting in airGave proof through the night That our flag was still thereOh, say does that star-spangled banner yet waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave Because...
  • Beyonce forced the U.S. Marines to fake it to.

    01/22/2013 6:44:23 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 1/22/2013 | Geofrrey Ingersoll
    So not only did Beyoncé lip sync her performance, but she essentially forced the Marine Corps band to pretend to be playing their instruments. Kristin DuBois, a spokesperson for the band, said "the Marine Band did perform live throughout the ceremony but we received last-minute word that Beyoncé wanted to use the recording.” Jessica Chasmar of the Washington Times writes: The Marine Corps Band has confirmed that it, along with Beyonce Knowles, faked Monday’s national anthem at President Obama’s second Inaugural. Band director Colonel Michael J. Colburn conducted the Star-Spangled Banner energetically, but the band members were actually mimicking blowing...
  • Beyonce lip-synced 'The Star Spangled Banner,' Marine Corps Band says

    01/22/2013 12:49:50 PM PST · by dennisw · 36 replies
    .foxnews ^ | 1=22
    Halfway through her rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at President Barack Obama's inauguration on Monday, Beyonce dramatically did away with the earpiece that singers use to hear themselves and their bands in a live setting. One viewer likened it to the gutsy move Luke Skywalker made in the dramatic chase scene in the original "Star Wars," tweeting: "Taking out the earpiece is Luke turning off the targeting system in the Death Star trench." But now a rep for the United States Marine Band says Beyonce was not even singing the song live. She was lip-syncing. The rep said that...
  • High School Hockey Teams Told to Dump National Anthem

    11/12/2012 10:07:25 AM PST · by massmike · 27 replies
    http://radio.foxnews.com ^ | 11/12/2012 | n/a
    Nearly 200 high school hockey teams in Pennsylvania have been advised to eliminate the national anthem because it takes too much time to perform and costs too much money. “We are recommending the national anthem not be played or sung or whatever it is,” Ed Sam, commissioner of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League told Fox News. “It has absolutely nothing to do with patriotism at all. That’s the furthest thing from the truth.” Schools were notified of the directive in an email from the PIHL. He said teams are only allotted a certain amount of time to play matches. Sam...
  • MLB Playoffs: A's v. Tigers

    10/09/2012 2:41:10 PM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 26 replies
    My Sister ^ | 09OCT2012 | V.Nitty
    Y'all, watch the start of the game tonight for the National Anthem. My neice's husband is featured. He's really good.