You won't believe how close Glenn's orchestral performance came to being "one of the biggest disasters" in music history

Glenn's currently on a bus from Dallas to California, having been grounded due to the way air travel is exacerbating some of hishealth issues. He wasn't feeling great all weekend after a few days of cross country travel. And, to add insult to injury, this past Saturday just so happened to be the Dallas performances of ‘To Be American’ – the show Glenn has been working on with the Millennial Choir and Orchestra (MCO). While the shows went off without a hitch, on radio this morning, Pat and Stu recounted a slight bit of chaos that accompanied the hours leading up to the performance.

“We met these guys a year and a half or so ago, and we fell in love with them,” Pat said of MCO. “Glenn had the conductors over-to his house… They were planning to do an American sort of show, but they were concerned that sometimes they turn out a little cheesy… So they got together to make sure it wouldn't be, and they came up with this presentation where Glenn would show these historical artifacts of America, and they wrote the music around the artifacts. So it’s just tremendous. It's just awe-inspiring.”

Two performances of ‘To Be American’ were scheduled for 5pm and 8pm on Saturday at the Meyerson Symphony Center, and Pat explained that he got a call just hours before show time that Glenn was not feeling well.

“I was planning to be at the 5:00 performance anyway, and it's Glenn saying, ‘Hey, I'm not feeling very well. Can you be here just in case I can't make it through?’ I said, ‘Yeah, sure. I will be at 5:00 anyway. I will just stay for both shows,’” Pat said. “I get there thinking, ‘I could read a teleprompter.’ I'm no Barak Obama, but I could read a teleprompter, right?”

As it turns out, however, simply reading a teleprompter would not be in the cards.

“I get there. I go into the green room. And, I don't know, it’s 15 minutes before the performance now because I only found out at the last minute, and I haven't planning to be there hours ahead of time. So I’m like is the script on prompter,” Pat recalled. “No… His assistant Joe was telling me, he just wrote some notes. He wrote some notes in Glenn's chicken scratch. I look at the notes, and it's like ‘flag story.’ What the hell am I supposed to do with that?”

The way the show had been prepared, Glenn essentially had 5 to 7 minutes at a time to tell various stories while the orchestra played behind him. Needless to say, there was no way Pat was going to be able to ad-lib that kind of performance. Fortunately, Glenn was able to pull through for both of the evening’s shows.

“There was one stretch that the seven and a half minutes. And I'm like, ‘No. You can't be seriously expecting me to jump in and ad lib my way around your artifacts’… Can you imagine,” Pat asked. “That would have been one of the biggest disasters ever in the history of a symphony hall performances. I mean, synchronized to music, written specifically for the stories he only knows, as told by me. You tell me how great that would have been.”

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America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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