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Is it time to scrap the singing of national anthems at sporting events?

TORONTO — It can rile, it can rally, it can inspire or enrage — the pre-game tradition of singing the national anthem is integral to professional sports for good reason, say athletes who draw inspiration from the crowd-rousing ritual. 998 more words


UkePrints - Jake Shimabukuro - The Star Spangled Banner

Released in 2006, Shimabukuro’s 5th solo studio album Gently Weeps is a masterpiece album featuring Shimabukuro’s strengths as both a player and as an arranger. Comprised of solo ‘ukulele arrangements and a few bonus tracks from a movie he scored titled  337 more words


Jimi Hendrix Plays The Star-Spangled Banner!

On August 18, 1969, Jimi Hendrix performed the greatest version of The Star Spangled Banner on record.  Jimi, who has been awake for three days when he performed his version of the National Anthem, later said, “We’re all Americans … it was like ‘Go America!’… We play it the way the air is in America today. 6 more words


The Rocket's Red Glare

As I enjoy the long, fun weekend that celebrates American independence, I find myself trying to console my inconsolable dog who is terrified of loud sounds like thunder, fireworks and gunshots. 222 more words


A Flag in the Dark

Inspired by Francis Scott Key’sThe Star Spangled Banner.

Is there a more helpless feeling than being close enough to witness the carnage but far enough away to be of any use? 580 more words

Happy Independence Day 2016!

Wishing everyone a very happy Independence Day!
Have fun and be safe, y’all! :D

(I wish I had a better video to share with y’all, but I had to share this one because I think this truly is my favorite rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner.   17 more words

The Star Spangled Banner

The Star Spangled Banner

by Francis Scott Key (1779-1843)

As a national anthem, the familiar first verse of Francis Scott Key’s

is known to many, but how many know the complete original poem? 327 more words