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UK players say support, criticism from decision to kneel during national anthem not distraction

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Olivier Sarr knew there would be opinions after the Kentucky Wildcats kneeled during the national anthem in Gainesville. “We understood that our gesture would have consequences,” Sarr said Monday. “We just want people to understand. We knew that some people would be mad about what we did, but we just want people to understand that it’s a peaceful way to protest...

Lexington Legends to hold auditions for national anthem, ‘God Bless America’ performers

The Lexington Legends are looking for singers, soloists or groups who will perform either the national anthem or God Bless America at Legends’ home games in 2019. The Legends will hold this year’s tryouts at Fayette Mall near Dillard’s Feb. 16-17. The sessions will run from noon to 2 p.m. on Feb. 16, and from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 17. “With Opening Day in 63 days, we are looking...

Lexington Legends announce National Anthem, Take Me Out to the Ballgame tryouts to be held Feb. 17-18

It’s time for talented singers and musicians to step to the plate and earn a spot in the Lexington Legends’ lineup — the lineup of performers who will sing or play the National Anthem before Legends’ home games in 2018. The Legends will hold this year’s tryouts at Fayette Mall near Dillard’s on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18. The sessions will run from 11:00am to 2:00pm...

Legends holding tryouts for prospective national anthem performers at Fayette Mall in February

Singers and musicians will have a chance to earn a spot in the Lexington Legends’ pregame lineup for 2016 when the Legends conduct their national anthem tryouts in February. The Legends will hold this year’s tryouts at Fayette Mall on Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14. The stage for tryouts will be set up in the wing of the mall near the Cheesecake Factory across from Vera Bradley. The Legends...

Want to sing the national anthem at Legends
game? Tryouts this weekend so sign up now

  Who will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before each Lexington Legends home game in 2014? That will be decided Feb. 15 and 16, when the Legends hold their annual national anthem tryouts at Fayette Mall.   The Legends, in partnership with ESPN Sports Radio 1300 and WLEX-TV, will hold the tryouts in the wing of the mall near Dick’s Sporting Goods. Each participant will...

National Anthem tryouts for Lexington Legends 2014 season held Feb. 15-16

Who will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before each Lexington Legends home game in 2014? That will be decided Feb. 15 and 16, when the Legends hold their annual national anthem tryouts at Fayette Mall.   The Legends, in partnership with ESPN Sports Radio 1300 and WLEX-TV, will hold the tryouts in the wing of the mall near Dick’s Sporting Goods. Each participant will sing or...