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October 7, 2002                                                                                                            210.541.0491

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jennifer peña TO PERFORM HIT SONG at WHITE HOUSE RECEPTION HOSTED BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH and First lady laura BUSH in honor of hispanic heritage month


Jennifer Peña joins artists and dignitaries at special reception to be held on October 9.


Woodland Hills, CA—Jennifer Peña, the emerging Latin music superstar who has held the number one spot on Billboard Magazine’s “Hot Latin Tracks” chart for an impressive eight weeks, has been invited to perform at a special White House reception in observance of Hispanic Heritage month.


Presenting the pop version of the Rudy Perez written-and-produced hit single “El Dolor de Tu Presencia (The Pain of Your Presence),” from her Univision Records release “Libre (Free),” Jennifer is thrilled at the invitation to participate in the annual ceremony along side U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush and top Administration officials such as U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin, Peace Corps Director Gaddi Vasquez and U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Hans Hertell.


“It’s incredible. I’m actually a little nervous”, says Jennifer. “I’ve never been asked to perform in front of the president and I’m happy that he takes the time to recognize Hispanic Heritage month this way.”


Jennifer will join Miss Universe Justine Pasek, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Nelson Figueroa and Texas Rangers catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez for a star-studded commemoration of this important annual White House tradition. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 9th at 1 p.m.


Still in the midst a whirlwind international tour, Jennifer Peña has spent eight weeks at the top of the radio charts with the song she will showcase at the Washington reception. 


Libre, released in June, remains among the ten most popular albums sold in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and is now certified Platinum.


For more information or to request an interview, please contact Univision Records at (818) 577-4700 or (210) 541-0491.