[JPL] René Marie received standing O for her suite of patriotic songs

Arturo Gomez arturo at kuvo.org
Thu Aug 28 14:01:07 EDT 2008

Wed night jazz89KUVO and WWOZ concluded our 4th consecutive nights of
broadcasts and streams of live concerts, it took place at Dazzle for the
world debut of Two Skirts and a Shirt, a musical with poignant lyrics, René
Marie, Carla Cook had only rehearsed the show twice, one with the excellent
trio that backed them up yet it sounded as if they had been performing
together for years, their voices were perfect compliments to each other.
Besides all of the trio formatted songs, they each had a chance to go solo.
René performed the complete patriotic suite that concluded with her
rendition of the Star Spangled Banner melody with the lyrics of Lift Every
Voice and Sing, as she neared the conclusion the audience began standing up,
cheering her on and applauded her and as it ended exploded into a rousing
standing O with boisterous support so loud and for so long that it moved
René to tears......

The first set of 3 was filmed for a documentary by donnie l. betts who is
the filmmaker that gave us the Oscar Brown Jr documentary


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