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Best Super Bowl music ever

Sunday night in the midst of Facebook and Twitter posts about the Super Bowl, I made a comment that engendered some very mild protest: while the game was a snore, Super Bowl 48 did feature the best collective music of … Continue reading

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Renee Fleming will have Super Bowl fans cheering ‘BRAVO!’

One of the best stories I ever heard from the stage in Lexington came when violinist Robert McDuffie came to town, I believe with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Singletary Center for the Arts.  Introducing his encore, he recalled … Continue reading

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Beyoncé lip-synced at the inauguration? This is news?

I don’t know if The Kinks ever lip-synced a performance of their song Predictable, but it would have been appropriate considering the reaction any time a high-profile, big-arena performance is done with pre-recorded help. The latest brouhaha comes following Beyoncé’s rendition of … Continue reading

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Mary J. Blige will sing national anthem at Derby

Read more: Ashton Kutcher tops list of Barnstable Brown Gala celebrities. After presenting the Star-Spangled Banner in a country and pop voice the past few years, the Kentucky Derby will take a soulful turn before this year’s Run for the … Continue reading

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National Anthem: Everybody Sing!

This is the post in which I will actually advance an idea from my sister – trust me, no one will find this more bizarre than her. Anyway, she chimed in on a Facebook chat about the latest horrendous rendition … Continue reading

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Derby keeping national anthem country

For the second straight year, the Kentucky Derby is going to have a celebrity sing the Star-Spangled Banner, and like the inaugural turn last year, a country star will have the honors. Lexington and Louisville NBC affiliates (WLEX and WAVE, … Continue reading

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LeAnn Rimes to sing national anthem at the Kentucky Derby

Big-time sporting events have long had star musicians perform The Star-Spangled Banner with sometimes spectacular (Jennifer Hudson) and other times less-than-sterling (Roseanne) results. The Kentucky Derby, however, has avoided that trend, instead hanging its colorful hat on the annual sing … Continue reading

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