Who knew singing an old British drinking song
drinking songcould cost you $25? Add a little originality to "The
entertainers, amateur or professional, must adhere to "performance standards"
at any event sponsored by public schools and state universities.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" became the national anthem in
1931 and is universally considered hard to sing. Some would even say, in a few
cases, even harder to listen to. Have you had the displeasure of listening to
the "uh-oh" version performed by Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis? Or, maybe the sped-up, crowd-disapproving rendition in 1990 by
comedian Roseanne Barr? I'm sure these qualify under the "performance
standards" laid out by Sen. Becker.