REVIEW:  What a relief, I don't have to diss any kids tonight as regard the anthem. I kind of feel badly about Saturday night, but they really did suck. For this evening, the Bradley Center brought in some leather sportscoat-wearing lounge stylist by the name of Jerry Stephani, who crooned the anthem tastefully and soulfully. He had great dynamic range, but wasn't obnoxious about it. Very nice, a classy if not loungy rendition.

* Veronica Rusnak Feb 14th 2006