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Jazz performer René Marie to speak on campus

February 11, 2015

René Marie—whose latest album, "I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt)" was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award—will speak on the Stephens College campus in conjunction with the “We Always Swing” Jazz Series.

During the evening presentation, Marie will perform some of her songs while also sharing her uniquely personal story. The event, which will kick off Women’s History Month at Stephens, begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2, in Windsor Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. There will be a Meet and Greet immediately after.

Marie is a singer, actress and writer—a performance career she started after she turned 40. Married at 18, a mother by 23 and a Jehovah’s Witness, Marie left that life when her husband warned her to stop singing or leave.

She has since become known for being a woman of great strength, shining attention on important social issues in America. Her latest a tribute to Eartha Kitt is her 10th album. Visit her website here.

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