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    Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:43:13

    Anita Baker to Perform National Anthem at NBA Finals Tonight - She also collaborates with Snoop Dogg on upcoming album due this Fall

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    • Snoop Dogg - GRANADA HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Rapper Snoop Dogg attends the 2nd Annual Celebrity Flag Football Game benefiting Athletes VS. Cancer at Granada Hills Charter High School on September 7, 2014 in Granada Hills, California.
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    Multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning R&B legend Anita Baker will perform the National Anthem in front of a global audience tonight, Thursday, June 10, prior to the much anticipate Game 4 of The Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. Baker's can't-be-missed performance will be televised live on ABC in the U.S. and to a worldwide audience in 215 countries and territories beginning at 9 PM ET.

    In other Anita Baker news, the Detroit native is currently in the studio recording her forthcoming album due out in the Fall. Baker will be producing the album with Nathan East, Daniel Moore, George Duke and others. The album will include collaboration with Snoop Dogg on a "big, lush" version of Curtis Mayfield's "Give You My Love," which Baker promises "is going to raise eyebrows." The rest of the album will be original material. Wait, Anita Baker going mano y mano, vocally-speaking, with Snoop? For real? I cannot wait to hear that one. Cultures and generations will most certainly collide.

    Who will win Game 4? Lakers or Celtics? They're both like the Yankees of the NBA!



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