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Detroit Songstress L’Renee reaches out and gives back

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L’Renee has been busy on tour as a background singer with super soul crooner Kem, playing 32 cities with more being added every day. With a break in her schedule she’s kicking off a new non-profit 'L’Renee GirlPOWer' and taking time to give back to her community and to young girls in particular in an uber fabulous way!

Saturday April 30 L’Renee will be hosting an event she calls “Friday.”

She will be treating a dozen 10-13 year old girls to lunch and a movie all while being chauffeured around town in a limo. The festivities will be sponsored by City Wings of Detroit, Entertainment Express of Dearborn, and L’Renee Musique.

The exciting day will include lunch at City Wings Restaurant in Midtown Detroit, personalized swag bags for each girl, and wrapping up at the Emagine Theatre in Novi.

When asked why the event was named Friday, when it was taking place on Saturday, her answer was just as charming as she is, L’Renee stated, “It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, I call it Friday when you talk, laugh, joke and let your hair down with family and friends. The most important thing is having fun and knowing that you’re surrounded by loved ones. It’s something my family does, and I wanted to provide that experience for young ladies who may not have that in their lives.”

She went on to say, “The goal of the day is to promote self-esteem in young ladies… This will be my first time doing something like this, however it’s something I’d like to do on a regular basis and get more sponsors and community leaders involved in.”

I can’t imagine how she found time to arrange this event while performing on a national tour, but it’s great to know that even miles away from home L’Renee always keeps her heart in Detroit.

I recently called L’Renee to congratulate her on the tour and for organizing such an awesome event and I got a chance to sneak a couple of questions in for you guys!

? What is it like being on your first tour?

Exuberating, exhausting, exciting, crazy, and busy. What I love the most is always seeing something new and experiencing the culture, architecture and cuisine of different places. It’s an amazing experience it makes you cultured and it changes your life!!

? Besides your music, what's in your CD player right now?

I have a huge playlist, but some of what you will find is:

Kem "Intimacy III" (for obvious reasons since I'm on tour with him...and the music is just flat out that good!)

Wiz Khalifa (Black and Yellow is my junk! Lol)

Stevie Wonder (anything I can get my hands on)

Karen Clark-Sheard (she's an amazing vocalist with exceptional flare)

K'Jon ("On the Ocean" still gives me chills)

You have a lot of albums out! Walk us through your musical evolution...

2006 "Special Song"LP (debut)

2007 "Second Chances"LP (sophomore)

2008 "Jazz"LP (live Jazz recording)(sold out)

2008 “Merry Christmas” (sold out)

2009 "Europe"LP (third original music release)

2010 "Karaoke"LP (karaoke compilation of fan favorites)

?The question we all want to know... What’s 'next for L’Renee?

More music, bigger performances, greater opportunities and magnificent journeys!!

Well L’Renee please know that all of Detroit is rooting for you and we can’t wait to see what’s on the horizon.

For more info about L’Renee please visit:

L'Renee's Facebook!

If you are interested in being a sponsor for another “Friday” event hosted by L’Renee contact:


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