RE: [JPL] René Marie, 15 months after anthem flap.....

Jackson, Bobby Bobby.Jackson at
Fri Sep 25 17:58:26 EDT 2009

Thanks for sharing Arturo,

Creating the piece about the Rene Marie controversy was one of the more gratifying experiences I've had as a broadcaster.  It's nice to see this follow up story.  Please pass along my kindest regards to Rene.



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Subject: [JPL] René Marie, 15 months after anthem flap.....

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Here's the link to today-Friday's Denver Post with a front page story on Denver based René Marie 15 months after her controversial singing at the Denver State of the City address at City hall annex. She reflects on all that has occurred since and chats about the one woman stage play she premiers next week. She has previously portrayed Dinah Washington in a one woman stage production to rave reviews.

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