Four-time Grammy Award winner Renée Fleming kept the national anthem classy before Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2. She was backed up by members of the United States armed forces and kept her no-frills version simple and to the point. It wasn't the most memorable "Star Spangled Banner" rendition we can remember, but it did the trick.FULL ENTRY
Opera quartet Il Divo is in Boston for a two-night stand at the Wang Theatre June 2-3. The group, which has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and released the album "Wicked Game" in 2011, is in the middle of a world tour. You can get more information about the Boston shows and the rest of the tour here.
On May 31, Divo member David Miller answered questions from fans in a live chat on Boston.com. Press replay to check out what he said!
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