Posts Tagged ‘national anthem’
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National Anthem Shivering In Fear As Alicia Keys Promises Wow Factor

Jeff Prince
Pop singer Alicia Keys is promising something new and different when she performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl in two weeks. “I’m really excited about it, I can’t even lie,” K...

Super Bowl Songstress Reclaims Dignity – Oops!

Jeff Prince
The pressure was on Christina Aguilera during the opening number of last night’s Grammy program. Aguilera took a pounding the previous Sunday after 111 million viewers of the  Super Bowl in Arlington watched her forget l...

Super Bowl’s Musical Ouch

Jeff Prince
During the Civil War, the Northern troops burned crops on Southern plantations but didn’t bother with the fields of black-eyed peas. Northerners considered the peas as cattle food — inedible to humans. Black-eyed p...

Van Cliburn ‘Jazzes’ Up National Anthem

Jeff Prince
Last Friday, I blogged about Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy gushing in anticipation of Van Cluburn’s scheduled performance of the national anthem at Cowboys Stadium. That performance wasn’t yet avai...

Van Cliburn National Anthem At Cowboys Stadium

Jeff Prince
Van Cliburn’s rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner is waxed upon in a rather uncharacteristic gushing manner by Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy in today’s paper. I was going to post a YouTube video o...

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys, B.J. Thomas

Jeff Prince
Traveling in East Texas yesterday afternoon, I “enjoyed” the Cowboys vs. Deadskins game on the car radio. The game was expected to make my afternoon drive more pleasant. Oops. It was like listening to a three-hour train wre...