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National Anthem

Talking With Capital Cities' Sebu Simonian, a Chat with Michael Maguire, The Who's Tommy Revisited, and the Teacarina

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Aren't we all the sum of our experiences, whether good or bad? In my case, I am fortunate to have had a plethora of life experiences that combine to help me deal with the multitude of issues a family lawyer has to address."

National Anthem Opens NASCAR Season to Mixed Reviews

C. Brian Smith | Posted 02.24.2014 | Sports
C. Brian Smith

Madison Rising, the self-proclaimed "most patriotic rock band in America," kicked the NASCAR racing season off on Saturday with what many are calling ...

WATCH: 'America's Most Patriotic Rock Band' Ruined The National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.22.2014 | Sports

Madison Rising bills itself as "America's Most Patriotic Rock Band" but it clearly does not believe in originalism when it comes to interpreting the n...

Choir Sings National Anthem From All 18 Stories Of A Hotel, Internet Collectively Weeps

Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts

It was the All State Choir conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Night fell and the competitors returned to the Hyatt hotel to rest up for the strenuous...

Betting the Banner XLVIII

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Betting websites are is reporting on activity leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl -- bets placed not on the actual game but on the length of the national anthem. They report that it will log in between 2:15 and 2:25.

5 Things You Need to Know About Opera Before This Super Bowl

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Jennifer Rivera

Some people seem to have a problem with the fact that there's an opera singer singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. So here are several pieces of information you should know about opera before you see Renee Fleming belt out the national anthem Sunday.

Religion and Politics Do Mix

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

It has long been said there are two topics that should be avoided in "polite company," that is, at social gatherings, parties, service clubs, during i...

Colossians 3:1-11: It's the Name on the Front of the Jersey That Matters

David A. Sánchez, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Religion
David A. Sánchez, Ph.D.

So what does this baseball and national ritual talk have to do with the current immigration debate in the United States? Concisely, I am intrigued that a New York born, Puerto Rican is told to go back to Mexico in response to his performance of God Bless America.

Marc Anthony, Racism, Supremacists, Oh My!

Michael Solis | Posted 09.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Michael Solis

The next time you decide it's your place to denigrate an entire population, make faulty assumptions about people's backgrounds or assert your self-perceived supremacy, remember that you are exposing the emptiness of not just your thoughts, but of your human dignity.

It's Official: Worst National Anthem Ever

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.19.2013 | Entertainment

The list of artists who've aced the national anthem is impressive, but the ones who've butchered it are probably more fascinating. And according to a ...

Oh Say Can You Hear?: Parshat Va'etchanan

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The Jewish national anthem -- "Shema Yisrael" -- appears in this week's Torah portion. Why do we cover our eyes, and what should be going through our minds as we say the words?

Weeklings!: Pick the Number-One Song of Summer 2013 (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Is it Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' sweet "Same Love"? Is it Miley Cyrus' not-so-sweet "We Can't Stop"? What about Mariah Carey's Twitter-ready "#Beautiful"? I rank the 10 biggest songs of summer 2013 and pick a winner -- and I give Ke$ha the greatest nickname she'll ever, ever have.

Kids Aren't Sure What Ramparts Are Either

Posted 07.04.2013 | Parents

We are "proudly to all of the states and the uniteds" after declaring independence from Canada, according to the cute kids Jimmy Kimmel asked to expla...

The Sweet Call of the National Anthem

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 09.02.2013 | DC
Richard C. Harwood

Some people held their right hand over their heart. Many had taken off their ball caps. And standing there amid the crowd, I could hear the soft strains of folks singing the words to our national anthem.

WATCH: If This Doesn't Put You In The Holiday Mood, Nothing Will

Posted 07.01.2013 | Good News

It's time to get in the Independence Day mood! That means barbecues, fireworks and, of course, the Star Spangled Banner. The latter might not be t...

Patriotic Washing Machine Is No Laughing Matter

Posted 06.21.2013 | Comedy

YouTube user Tim Rutledge is much like any other hardware consumer, except in that he probably actually read the manual for his washing machine. Turns...

WATCH: Sebastien De La Cruz Rocks National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.14.2013 | Latino Voices

This 11-year-old can wail. Sebastien De La Cruz, of “America’s Got Talent” fame, opened up game three of the NBA Finals Tuesday night with a ...

Rob Delaney Belts Out The National Anthem

Posted 04.29.2013 | Comedy

Stand-up comedian and Twitter user extraordinaire Rob Delaney found out that getting to sing the National Anthem is as easy as tweeting at the Dodgers...

True Change Requires More Than Belting out the National Anthem

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Americans, in time of such great tragedy, can be truly awe-inspiring in their unity and resolve. But is that enough? Is it enough to belt out the national anthem for a few days and then return to business as usual?

WATCH: Bruins Fans Sing Emotional National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.18.2013 | Sports

Amidst heightened security, the Bruins hosted the Sabres on Wednesday night in Boston's first major sporting event since the bombings at the Boston Ma...

O Say, Can We Sing?

Elise Sax | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports
Elise Sax

Suddenly I'm a pariah in the stands. Suddenly I'm the embarrassment, and I'm not even doing anything differently. In fact, everybody else has changed. So, what is making people stare at me at the beginning of each game? What is making my son shh me? Our National Anthem.

Should 'Ignition (Remix)' Be Our New National Anthem?

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment

R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" turned 10 recently, and a group of intrepid fans have found quite the way to celebrate the occasion: Change the national...

Super Bowl 47: Too Much Patriotism?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Just like not supporting an unnecessary war does not make one un-American, enjoying all-American traditions at a sports event does not make one a warmonger.

WATCH: Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Wacky Thoughts On Beyonce Lip-Syncing

Posted 01.24.2013 | Media

Elisabeth Hasselbeck had a somewhat bizarre reaction to the controversy surrounding Beyonce allegedly lip-syncing the National Anthem on Inauguration ...

Who Had The Best Inauguration Performance?

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON — Beyonce drew a loud cheer at the inauguration Monday even before her impressive rendition of the national anthem. But in the role s...