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Rene Marie pays tribute to Eartha Kitt at Creative Alliance
Rene Marie pays tribute to Eartha Kitt at Creative Alliance

Every performance by jazz singer Rene Marie is an act of validation. Sixteen years ago, she faced an ultimatum from her then-husband — abandon music or get out. She chose the latter course, and went on to enjoy an international career. Her musical journey continues as Marie brings her Eartha Kitt tribute to Creative Alliance this weekend. Given her self-confidence and dynamic personality, Marie is a natural to delve into the legacy of the sexy, indelible Kitt. Although Marie can purr seductively through a song, she doesn't try to imitate Kitt. It's the woman's spirit she seeks to honor on "I Wanna Be Evil — With Love to Eartha Kitt," an album released...

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