Beth Novey Beth Novey is a producer for NPR's Arts Desk.

Hillary Clinton dances with her husband President Bill Clinton at an inaugural ball in January, 1997. Last week, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win the presidential nomination for a major American party. Somehow, we are still talking about her shoes. Doug Mills/AP hide caption

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"The Star-Spangled Banner" spans one and a half octaves. Above, Samu Manoa, Scott Lavalla and Cameron Dolan of the USA Eagles sing the anthem before the opening qualifying match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Scott Cunningham/Getty Images hide caption

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Celebrating A Star-Spangled Anthem ... That's Really Hard To Sing

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Book Your Trip with NPR this summer. We've got recommendations for literary travel by train, plane, car, bike, boat, foot, city transit, horse, balloon, rocketship, time machine and even giant peach. iStockphoto hide caption

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Book Your Trip: Because Reading Is About The Journey

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