Oh, Say Can You Sing

Dear “The Star-Spangled Banner,” why are you so hard to sing? WHY. This time last year, we brought you the exciting story behind our national anthem but we didn’t go into the technical aspects of performing the song. Which, as a performing arts center, we should. So, as we all celebrate America’s independence this Thursday, let’s... Continue Reading →

The Song Goes on ‘Til the Break of Dawn

Now gallantly streaming on Spotify and Amazon Prime, America’s national anthem is a relatively new idea that found its legal place in our national identity as late as 1931. Imagine the White House burned to cinder. The Capitol collapsing into smoke and char. The lane between the two a soot-choked corridor of smoldering federal buildings.... Continue Reading →

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