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Nets Anthem Audition

Brooklyn Residents Audition To Perform National Anthem At Nets Playoff Games

The Brooklyn Nets have launched a search for the borough’s best.

04/14/2014

Projections of the Boston Marathon memorial ribbon are seen on the ice during a pre-game tribute to the Boston Marathon bombing victims before a game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on April 17, 2013. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Bruins Fans Sing National Anthem During Emotional Pregame In Boston

A win for the Bruins would have been an uplifting end to the city’s emotional return to major sports after the Boston Marathon bombing. Simply playing the game — and singing the national anthem — was good enough.

04/18/2013

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Brooklyn Cheese Purveyor To Sing National Anthem At Nets Game

Patrick Watson, the owner of Stinky Bklyn in Carroll Gardens, will face about 15,000 sports fans Monday night at the Barclays Center.

04/15/2013

Beyonce performs the National Anthem to conclude the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.      (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Did Beyonce Lip-Sync ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ At Obama Inauguration?

If you thought Beyonce’s performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” was flawless, that’s because parts of it were pre-recorded.

01/22/2013

Luke Bryan with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Luke Bryan A ‘True Southern Gentleman’ As He Re-Defends National Anthem Performance

Fresh off his performance of the National Anthem at the MLB All-Star Game, Luke Bryan appeared on Good Morning America‘s Summer Concert Series on Friday (July 13th). Robin Roberts called Luke a ‘true southern gentleman,’ as he humbly defended his performance. Following the interview, Luke had NYC’s Central Park early morning cowgirls swooning as the crowd joined in when he performed his recent number one smash hit single, “Drunk On You!”

07/16/2012

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan Explains His National Anthem ‘Cheat Sheet’

‘I had a few key words written down’ admits Luke Bryan, regarding his performance of the National Anthem during Tuesday’s MLB All Star Game.

07/11/2012

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The Fray’s NCAA Title Game National Anthem — Like It Or Spike It?

Many predicted Kentucky would win the title before this season even began. But The Fray’s pre-game national anthem? Let’s just say that was less predictable.

04/03/2012

Whitney Houston sings the national anthem prior to Super Bowl XXV on January 27, 1991. The Giants won 20-19. (credit: George Rose/Getty Images)

Keidel: When Whitney Houston Sang To Us

This isn’t meant to trivialize Houston’s death by recalling a football game. On the contrary, we rely on sports for context, like her music, bookmarks in our pockmarked lives.

WFAN–02/13/2012

AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

Tyler’s Version Of The National Anthem, Not Idol Worthy

What would Steven Tyler, the American Idol judge, think of Steven Tyler, who sang the national anthem at the AFC championship game on Sunday?

WFAN–01/22/2012

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Mary J. Blige Out, Lady Antebellum In For National Anthem Before Jets’ 9/11 Opener

In a release Thursday, the Jets said the NFL informed them of the change to their pre-game plans because Mary J. Blige had “a conflict.”

WFAN–09/08/2011

Singer Christina Aguilera before botching the national anthem at Super Bowl XLV. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Cyclones Offer Aguilera Shot At National Anthem Do-Over

Christina Aguilera has been invited to sing a do-over. The Brooklyn Cyclones are offering the Staten Island native a chance to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” before one of the minor league baseball team’s home games this summer.

WFAN–02/08/2011

Singer Christina Aguilera performs during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Pregame Show at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

S.I. Born Aguilera Apologizes After Super Bowl Flub

Christina Aguilera says she flubbed a line as she belted out the national anthem at the start of the Super Bowl on Sunday night after getting lost in the moment and losing her place.

02/07/2011