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Glee Cast Member for MLB All Stars

07/12/2010
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MLB have announced a special performance by Glee star Amber Riley as part of the pre-game ceremony honoring the 30 PEOPLE "All-Stars Among Us" prior to the 2010 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 13, which will be broadcast on FOX beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. ET).

Amber Riley will then perform the U.S. National Anthem prior to the All-Star Game and the Canadian Anthem will be performed by the Canadian Tenors. MLB Hall of Famer Rod Carew will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Later in the game, multi platinum singer/songwriter sensation Colbie Caillat will perform "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch. The 81st Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD and Le Reseau des Sports, and around the world by Major League Baseball International. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Game coverage.

On Monday, July 12, American rock band Train will perform their worldwide smash hit single "Hey Soul Sister" from their latest album SAVE ME, SAN FRANCISCO, as well as their classic hit "Calling All Angels". MLB Network will broadcast "Calling All Angels" at 4:55 p.m. PT (7:55 p.m. ET) and ESPN will broadcast both "Hey Soul Sister" and the Home Run Derby beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. ET). The band features Patrick Monahan (lead vocalist), Jimmy Stafford (lead guitarist) and Scott Underwood (drummer), all of whom are avid baseball fans. Before Train's performance, local Southern Californian Taylor Longbrake will perform the U.S. National Anthem.

On Sunday, July 11, Ashlyne Huff will perform the U.S. National Anthem prior to the 12th annual XM All-Star Futures Game. The game will begin at 3:00 p.m. PT (6:00 p.m. ET) and can be viewed live on ESPN2, ESPN2 HD and MLB.TV. XM will provide satellite radio play-by-play coverage of the XM All-Star Futures Game on XM 175 in addition to its other comprehensive live coverage from Anaheim.

Amber Riley stars as "Mercedes Jones," the "New Directions" dynamic diva-in-training, on the Golden Globe and SAG award winning FOX musical comedy GLEE. Riley got her first break when Ryan Murphy cast her in the pilot "St. Sass." Although the pilot was not picked up, she was able to use that experience to land a role on the television series "Cedric the Entertainer Presents." Riley has performed in numerous theater productions including "Alice in Wonderland," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Into the Woods" and "Mystery on the Docks" with the Los Angeles Opera.

The Canadian Tenors - Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira and Fraser Walters - have performed to over a million people on five continents. The Canadian platinum-selling quartet are riding high with their self-titled Decca debut CD, which is the best-selling classical album thus far of 2010, the album held the #1 position on Billboard's Classical Crossover Chart for nineteen impressive weeks in total. Their continued success comes hot off the heels of their first PBS concert special, "The Canadian Tenors Live," which premiered in June and is available on DVD.

Multi platinum singer songwriter Colbie Caillat was one of the first talents to emerge out of the social media explosion, and more than 80 million fans check in regularly with her on myspace.. She has recorded one of the most played songs of all time, "Bubbly", from her 5x platinum debut album Coco, and followed it up with the #l album BREAKTHROUGH. She is a national spokesperson for the Surfrider Foundation, is active in 'green causes' and campaigns for animal protection organizations.

Over the course of 15 years, Train has made its mark on music history with their Grammy-Award-winning song "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" and chart-topping singles "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels." Since forming in San Francisco in 1994, the multi-platinum selling band has traveled a long, successful and sometimes arduous journey. Following their 2006 release, For Me, It's You, the band took a three-year hiatus, and in that time, Train has, for all intents and purposes, experienced an epiphany as a whole. Now, with their fifth album, Save Me San Francisco, Train has channeled their early days, revisiting the roots rock sound that has made the band such a tour de force and, in turn, the band is united stronger than ever before.

Taylor Longbrake is just 13 years old and has been singing for the Los Angeles Angels since she was seven. Taylor dedicates lots of her time to her favorite non-profit organization, Childhelp, which works to help victims of child abuse and neglect. She is honored to be their first Celebrity Youth Ambassador.

Ashlyne Huff's first self-titled CD debuted at #25 on the iTunes pop chart and her first single, "Heart of Gold," was featured on "The Hills" and is included on the Platinum-selling NOW 33 album. Ashlyne is the first artist signed to the new, innovative music marketing and recording company Liquid Digital Media a division of Anderson Companies one of the nation's largest distributors of music, movies and books servicing retail stores throughout the U.S.


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