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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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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