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2014-03-20 20:21:44

Fireworks by Grucci commissioned to mark climactic crescendo of Star-Spangled Spectacular BALTIMORE, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Star-Spangled 200, Inc. (SS200) announced that it has commissioned Fireworks by Grucci, to produce the Star-Spangled Spectacular Fireworks on September 13, 2014. Grucci is a 5(th) generation family-run business that holds the Guinness World Record for the largest fireworks display ever recorded. The pyrotechnic fireworks display will be visible...

2014-01-24 12:22:09

A Historic Journey For a Priceless Document Plus Spring 2014 Events At The Maryland Historical Society BALTIMORE, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Star-Spangled Banner, penned by Francis Scott Key in 1814 during the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry, is the most popular piece of patriotic American music ever written. In the summer of 2014, for the first time ever, the original 1814 manuscript will travel from its permanent home at The Maryland Historical Society...

2014-01-08 08:25:07

2014 Also Marks National Museum of American History's 50th Anniversary and Centennial of Its First Ladies Exhibition WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will commemorate several major milestones in 2014: the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, the country's most famous flag, and the moment when it signified the survival of the young nation in 1814; the centennial of the First Ladies exhibition at the...

2013-07-18 16:25:11

Lead Singer and Veteran Dave Bray Speak Out NEW YORK, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a dream and an honor of musicians and rock bands to be on the cover of Rolling Stone! But following the release of the music bible's latest issue, patriotic rock band Madison Rising's lead singer felt obligated to comment on the choice of who they choose to glorify on the cover and the implication and message this sends to young people. (Photo:...

2013-05-03 12:22:41

Also in May, join The Washington Post's Steve Vogel As He Discusses His New 1812 Book, Through the Perilous Fight BALTIMORE, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Historical Society presents "Woman of Two Worlds:" Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy, an exhibition that brings 1812 Baltimore vividly to life. As a gorgeous 18-year-old, Elizabeth Patterson set the gossipmongers atwitter with her revealing empire dresses at local society...

2012-09-24 06:23:13

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: Press breakfast and exhibition preview for "Not Lost in Translation: The Life of Clotilde Arias," which opens at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History during Hispanic Heritage Month. WHEN:...

2012-07-10 02:25:36

LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's uncommon to release a single on July 4th, but when the song in question is Shelea's inspired take on "America the Beautiful," it makes perfect sense. The singer, who recently performed at The White House for President Obama and the First Lady as part of the Gershwin Prize Concert honoring Burt Bacharach and Hal David, wanted to mark Independence Day with a grateful tribute to all those serving in America's Armed Forces. "We owe these men and...

2012-04-05 06:21:18

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy will commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and The Star Spangled Banner starting in April. Commemoration events will take place at War of 1812 historic sites across the nation and during Navy Week celebrations in other locations. The U.S. Navy first demonstrated itself as a force to be reckoned with during the War of 1812. This bicentennial presents an opportunity to reflect upon how, in 1812, the Navy...

2012-02-09 10:16:00

Dozens of International Tall Ships and Navy Warships to Anchor in the Waters Where "The Star-Spangled Banner" Was Penned BALTIMORE, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international parade of ships will sail into Baltimore on June 13 for Star-Spangled Sailabration, the national launch of the three-year commemoration by the U.S. Navy and the State of Maryland of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Star-Spangled Sailabration...

2011-11-17 08:30:00

Dozens of International Tall Ships and Gray Hulls Expected for Baltimore Festival Commemorating War of 1812 BALTIMORE, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baltimore will have all hands on deck next June when more than two dozen U.S. and international naval vessels and tall ships descend on Baltimore's Inner Harbor for Star-Spangled Sailabration, the national launch of the War of 1812 Bicentennial. The announcement was made today by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Baltimore Mayor...