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Newman was raised in the Michigan towns of Rochester and Grand Blanc, and studied music at Oakland University. She is best known for being "the voice" of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings, regularly performing the national anthem before the team's home games at Joe Louis Arena. She has toured with Bob Seger and Kid Rock.
Newman has four previously released CDs and is currently working on her fifth (Jan 2010). The EP for this album has been released Titled "How Far We've Come", and is available through CDBABY.com and electronically through iTunes. The single "Christmas Eve on Woodward Avenue" has become a traditional favorite for many Detroit radio stations, and has been included for many years as part of the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade.
Karen is also very well known for her annual Christmas concerts which began with the regional hit "Christmas Eve on Woodward Avenue", a tribute to her hometown Detroit. Karen's CD releases include a complete Christmas and Holiday Album.
Karen has done numerous television commercials for local and national companies and has served as celebrity spokesperson for "Diabetes Care Education Association", and works with numerous local charities in and around Michigan.
Karen and her family live in a suburb of Detroit.
- Karen Newman on Myspace
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