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Marlana VanHoose sings national anthem at Republican National Convention

Marlana VanHoose sings national anthem at GOP convention

Marlana VanHoose, who has been blind since birth and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, sang the national anthem at the opening day of Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
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Marlana VanHoose, who has been blind since birth and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, sang the national anthem at the opening day of Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

A Johnson County native sang the national anthem during prime time at the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Marlana VanHoose sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” at about 8:10 p.m. The Republican National Convention invited VanHoose on Sunday to perform.

VanHoose, who has been blind since birth and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, has sung the national anthem before numerous University of Kentucky sporting events, and she sang it at an NBA finals game last year.

The Artists Music Guild said VanHoose is negotiating to sing the national anthem at other political conventions.

McKenna Horsley: 859-231-3197, @mckennahorsley

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