Arie-marie __ Gospel w/ Pop feel
‘Fallin’ by Alicia Keys / Full Cover by Arie-marie . . .
‘If I Ain’t Got You’ by Alicia Keys / Cover Snippet by Arie-marie . . .
‘Lovin’ You’ by Minnie Ripperton / Cover Snippet by Arie-maire . . .
[NEWS] STANDING IN THE HOT SUN __ Downtown Tampa … May 6, 2012. It’s a special story, the finding of Arie-marie, but all the Cinderella Slipper™ Girls stories are special. The CEO of Hit Records attended a music talent show on MLK Blvd in downtown Tampa for the inner-city kids held in the parking lot of a coin laundry – but, no kids ever showed up. Well, except for one 14 year old boy. He had waited 3 hours in the hot sun just to get a chance to sing. But, Hit Records really doesn’t work with male singers. When his grandmother came to pick him up she mentioned that her grand-daughter could sing like Whitney. Below is a recording of Arie’s first time ever in a recording studio.
‘I’ll Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston / Full Cover by Arie-marie . . .
And the slipper was a perfect because she has an ex-felon parent and was raised by her grandmother living in the inner-city in a very rough section of Tampa with drug dealers lining the street only a block away. When we first spoke with Arie she was working in a downtown parking garage after graduating from high school. After becoming part to the Hit Records Artist Development Program she enrolled in Hillsborough Community College. She now wants to attend a 4 year school and will be touring the University of South Tampa and University of Tampa to pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminology.
Aire is our our Cinderella Slipper™ Girl who dresses in t-shirts and combat boots who sports a booming voice. Arie is a fresh breath, a young lady that is more interested on what’s on the inside than the outside.
[NEWS} November, 2012 . . . . News FLASH! Arie-marie says she wants to sing Christian songs – she is very spiritual. In fact, she got the cold sweats when we asked her to do a ‘Cover’ of a particular pop artist’s song. There is a uniquely intriguing story here, but more to come out later on this surprise.
‘Yesterday’ by Mary Mary / Cover Snippet by Arie-marie . . .
[NEWS} February 15, 2013 . . . . Straz FLASH! Arie-marie is back at the Straz Performing Arts Center in downtown Tampa. Last year she was invited to sing a tribute to Whitney Houston. This year, this Sunday evening in fact, she will be performing in the Teco Theater at the Patel Conservatory from 6-9pm with Drama Queen Productions.