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2014-09-14 04:20:17

Star-Spangled Spectacular Draws Huge Crowds to Baltimore BALTIMORE, Sept. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vice President Joe Biden, Governor Martin O'Malley and an extensive roster of celebrities and elected officials joined visitors from across the United States as they flocked to Baltimore's famed Inner Harbor and the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine last night to take part in the centerpiece events of the week-long Star-Spangled Spectacular. The celebration of the...

2014-09-13 12:20:27

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, Sunday, September 14, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Dr. Mark Harris, Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance, and Bishop E.W. Jackson will hold a 4:30 p.m. ET news conference to preview Star Spangled Sunday, a live simulcast event at the First Baptist Church of Charlotte. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080930/FRCLOGO The simulcast,...

2014-09-03 08:29:09

Madison Rising updates National Anthem to raise awareness of upcoming September 14th bicentennial and reignites the interest of the younger generation in the song that celebrates the land of the free and the home of the brave NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Madison Rising, America's most patriotic rock band, is on a mission to make great rock music and send a message that American culture is alive and well. As part of that mission, the band, led by navy veteran and former...

2014-08-18 12:24:13

Two-hour live broadcast, co-hosted by Jordin Sparks, with performances from Kristin Chenoweth, Melissa Etheridge, Denyce Graves-Montgomery, Little Big Town, Pentatonix, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, STOMP, and Train NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at 8 p.m. ET on PBS....

2014-05-06 16:26:21

Aloe Blacc, Renée Fleming, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight Support Celebration of Flag's 200th Anniversary WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Notable celebrities are supporting the National Museum of American History in celebrating the Star-Spangled Banner's bicentennial. Artists such as Aloe Blacc, Renée Fleming, Warren Haynes, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight are encouraging Americans to take part in the coast-to-coast celebration. "Raise it Up! Anthem for America" on...

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...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.