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High Culture Belongs at Inaugurations

patrioticgalwithphd Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 7:30 AM
His choices of "entertainment" for his coronation was one that his pathetic mass of followers could relate to. OBAMA MAMMAS would consider this type of "entertainment" high-class. Sad!!!
In the days since the second Obama inauguration, I've been thinking about Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce. No, not the great lip-synching controversy, but the choice of popular entertainment for a solemn national rite.

That Beyonce apparently lip-synched her beautiful rendition of the national anthem is a triviality. It's cold on the steps of the Capitol and even the greatest singer might have trouble sounding good in those conditions. Kelly Clarkson apparently sang live (and perhaps paid a price in quality). Four years ago, at Obama's first inauguration, a quartet consisting of Yo-Yo Ma, Yitzhak Perlman, Gabriela Montero and Anthony McGill (it sounds...