Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Anita Baker at Radio City

On Sunday night I was most present to see one of my all-time faves, the incomparable Anita Baker!
My aunt Deanne introduced me to Anita's music when I was much younger and from the moment I heard it, I fell in love with that voice! For years Anita Baker's music has been the soundtrack to different aspects of my life, so I was super excited to see her perform live!
Let me tell you (in case you didn't know): ANITA BAKER IS PHENOMENAL!!! First of all she looks fantastic!! That is one beautiful woman!! She is funky with just the right amount of sass, and I am loving her carefree but trendy haircut!
Secondly, she sounds EXACTLY like her albums!!! God has truly blessed that voice. She is the epitome of elegance, she exudes warmth and love, and is everything I imagine our living legends to be!
It was absolutely astounding, and I think you could tell that I enjoyed every bit of it, n'est pas? :)

Anita Baker, on right, with Barry Eastmond on piano

I particularly loved how gracious she was to a fan, Greg, who'd brought her flowers. Security brought Greg to a halt as he approached the stage with the bouquet, but Anita asked them to let him through. The pic above shows Anita admiring the flowers on top the piano. 

Music truly brings people together. In the audience was Bill O'Reilly, Sherri Shepherd, and even Bebe Winans, whom Anita invited onstage to perform with her.
My fave guest though, was that walking chocolate scrumptiousness they call "Tyrese" ! LAWD, did God take his time with that man! He performed a new song with Ms Baker, which should be getting radio play soon.

Anita Baker and Tyrese.

I wish I could've gotten better pics, but I didn't want to risk taking my camera and getting put out! Not see Anita??? Oh no, Radio City would have been shut doooowwwwwwwnnnnnnn!!!