The 43-year-old operatic tenor shot to fame as the singing policeman in the aftermath of 9/11. A patrolman by day, Rodriguez used to perform at Lions, Moose, and Elk lodges at night. After the terrorist attacks, N.Y.C. mayor Rudy Giuliani asked Rodriguez to belt out the national anthem at a Yankees game. Rodriguez was soon singing at the White House, Madison Square Garden, and the 2002 Winter Olympics. Tonights show features inspirational standards like God Bless America. Youll remember me as the person who lifted the country and gave it consolation at the time it needed it, Rodriguez says.
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