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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 sing or play the anthem, and those selected by the judges will perform the anthem before one of the Legends’ 70 home games during the 2014 season. Individuals, groups and instrumentalists are welcome to audition.
The tryouts will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16.
Chris Cross, host of “Sports Huddle” weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on WLXG, ESPN Sports Radio 1300, will serve as host for Saturday’s session along with the Legends’ own Tyler Walker. On Sunday, Cross will be joined by Ryan Lemond of Kentucky Sports Radio.
Judges will include LM Communications Group general manager Craig Olive, ESPN SportsRadio 1300 program director and talk show host Jake Davis, WLEX-TV news reporter Ivory Hecker, and Cumulus Broadcasting marketing and promotions director Mario Anderson. Legends’ staff members will also serve as judges.
“The national anthem audition is an exciting event for us,” said Sarah Bosso, the Legends director of community relations and special events. “It’s a signal that the baseball season is drawing near. We love seeing the talent our fans bring, and we enjoy having our media partners assist us in setting the stage for a fantastic season.”
For more information, or to reserve a time in the tryout lineup, call 859- 422-7855. All participants must complete a registration form, which is available online at www.lexingtonlegends.com. Walk-ups are welcome based on availability, but early registration is encouraged in order to secure a spot.
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