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Renée Fleming Delivers National Anthem At Super Bowl XLVIII

This past Sunday’s Super Bowl (XLVIII) was one to remember with various highlights and lows that happened throughout the whole duration. With many so concentrated on the different teams’ performances, along with the commercials, the music of the Super Bowl helps create the explosive atmosphere of this once-a-year event. The American National Anthem is also one of the pieces performed …

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Star-Spangled Banner To Be Displayed At Smithsonian

The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. is doing something that is believed to have never been done before – showcase the original, handwritten manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the flag that inspired the lyrics. These pieces of history have been displayed separately for many years. The flag has been housed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History since the …

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Here’s Metallica Performing The Star-Spangled Banner

Metallica frontman/guitarist James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett played “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Giants/Dodgers game a few days ago, in a segment that in some ways felt like it could have been the intro to a Metallica album of yesteryear (think “Fight Fire With Fire,” “Battery,” or “Blackened”). Unfortunately, what followed was just a baseball game and not five …

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Alicia Keys’ Anthem: Twitter Reacts

With all the talk of public performances of “The Star Spangled Banner” lately, one would expect Alicia Keys to be a little nervous about performing the song–and an updated version of it, at that–at the Super Bowl. “I’m really excited about it, I can’t even lie,” Keys said last week. “I have to rehearse it totally, as if it’s a …

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