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Lauren Hart

Lauren Hart (born January 10, 1967) is a professional recording artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is best known for singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "O Canada" prior to Philadelphia Flyers games, the team for which her father Gene Hart was the long-time television and radio announcer for 29 years, and also performing a duet of "God Bless America" with a taped version of Kate Smith on several occasions, especially big games, among them games in the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals. When the 2004-05 season was cancelled because of a lockout, Hart was able to continue her duties with the Flyers AHL affiliate the Philadelphia Phantoms. In a 2005 Hockey News poll, she was voted the best anthem singer in NHL history.[1]

Hart grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and graduated in 1985 from Cherry Hill High School West.[2]

Hart performed "God Bless America" during the first intermission of the 2012 NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012.

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  1. ^ Caldwell, Dave (January 15, 2007). "With Each Anthem Sung, Family's Philadelphia Legacy Carries On". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-01.
  2. ^ Bauwens. "Public High School Guide 2016", Suburban Family, August 2016. Accessed October 29, 2018. "Varsity Blues and Legally Blonde actress Ali Larter walked with the West class of 1991, and local celebrity Lauren Hart—the daughter of Flyers legend Gene Hart and the voice that kicks off every big Flyers game with the national anthem—graduated in 1985."

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