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In Celebration of Our National Anthem's Bicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The War of 1812 didn't gain America much, as a country. It didn't address the complaints that led the Americans to declare war in the first place. We didn't conquer Canada. But we did gain a certain amount of what can be called our "national identity" after the war. Right at the heart of this was a new patriotic (and popular) song.

Crooner Popular In The 1950s Dies

AP | Posted 05.19.2014 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Vale, the beloved crooner known for his high-tenor voice and romantic songs in the 1950s and early 1960s, has died. He was ...

Purple Hazed

Doug Bradley | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Jimi Hendrix would have turned 70 years old this week! That thought alone boggles the mind, because for those of us who came of age with him and his music, Jimi will forever be in his 20's -- hot, alive, defiant and "kissing the sky" as he fell to the ground.

'Land of the Free?' Francis Scott Key, Composer of National Anthem, Was Defender of Slavery

Jefferson Morley | Posted 07.03.2012 | DC
Jefferson Morley

Francis Scott Key, the Washington lawyer and poet who wrote the "Star Spangled Banner," is the most unknown famous person in American history. What does Key's forgotten story mean as the 200th anniversary of his most famous work approaches?

Everyone Hates The Fray

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.03.2012 | Entertainment

The Fray, the band that brought you the seminal hit "How To Save a Life," performed the National Anthem at the NCAA Championship game last night, and ...

'The Star-Spangled Banner' Goes on Tour

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Traveling in an armored vehicle with a two-car, six-motorcycle police escort, the original manuscript of "The Star Spangled Banner" cruised in style down a Maryland highway last week.