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Friday, September 12

OH SAY CAN YOU SING: ‘THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER’ IN POPULAR MUSIC (OPENING DATE)

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 0

11:30am

On Friday, September 12, 2014, The GRAMMY Museum will unveil its newest special display, Oh Say Can You Sing: ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in Popular Music.  Residing on the Museum’s third floor, the display will celebrate 200 years of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Including Whitney Houston’s jumpsuit worn during her famous Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 1991, sheet music from arrangements by Rickey Minor, instruments and more, the display is a contemporary exploration of our national anthem, originally penned by Francis Scott Key in 1814.  Visitors will also enjoy video footage of Jimi Hendrix’s iconic performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” from Woodstock 1969.  Oh Say Can You Sing: ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in Popular Music will be on display for a limited time, closing October 12, 2014.

In addition to the display, the GRAMMY Museum has created educational programs for both students and educators, encouraging both to explore a different side of popular music and culture. 

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