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Watch Vermin Supreme Lead a Megaphone Rendition of  'The Star-Spangled Banner'

Watch Vermin Supreme Lead a Megaphone Rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' >>

As if you needed another reason to vote for him, Libertarian hopeful Vermin Supreme has since switched parties in hopes of landing the nomination. At a recent International Students for Liberty Conference, Mr. Supreme led the crowd in a Hendrix inspired rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, all entirely on a megaphone.

Smithsonian Institution and Sheet Music Plus Collaborate to Sell Rare, Historic Music

Smithsonian, Sheet Music Plus Collaborate to Sell Rare, Historic Music >>

The online retailer of music manuscripts, Sheet Music Plus, has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to sell digital versions of the scores from the Smithsonian's collection. This will include 400 titles that went online this week, including heavies like Liszt, Berlin and Harry Tierney. In the running with more than 100,000 other titles in the Sam DeVincent collection of illustrated American sheet music, the works were donated to the Smithsonian in 1998. They were chosen, per "The New York Times," "For their cultural or historical significance." "There is early ragtime, several versions of the 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' and turn-of-the-century military marches dedicated to President Theodore Roosevelt. Patriotic anthems from several war eras also abound, with titles like 'I Will Give My Life to Uncle Sam, but I'll Leave My Heart with You,'" it concluded. And as always, part of the profits from the sheet-music sales will go to support the Smithsonian's archival work. Also, to note, the entire DeVincent collection is available to researchers, free upon request, at the archives.

University of Maryland Football Team Prints 'Star-Spangled Banner' Lyrics on Uniforms for West Virginia Game

Maryland Football Team Prints 'Star-Spangled Banner' on Uniforms for West Virginia Game >>

What is more American than American football? How about putting the lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner on your jerseys as you sack your quarterback? Well, University of Maryland, you've won. Now what's you prize?

"The Star-Spangled Banner," Marvin Gaye >>

In honor of America's 237th birthday, Classicalite takes a look back on some of the more, err, idiosyncratic renditions of this great country's national anthem.

"The Star-Spangled Banner," Jimi Hendrix >>

In honor of America's 237th birthday, Classicalite takes a look back on some of the more, err, idiosyncratic renditions of this great country's national anthem.

"The Star-Spangled Banner," José Feliciano >>

In honor of America's 237th birthday, Classicalite takes a look back on some of the more, err, idiosyncratic renditions of this great country's national anthem.

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