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Tri-State area has talent on show at The Apollo

February 15, 2007|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

Talent will range from a 10-year-old songstress to an 80-something stand-up comedienne complaining about the dating scene, said organizers of The Apollo Civic Theatre's third annual talent show.

Scheduled for Saturday, the show will feature 22 acts, with a grand prize of $200 and other prizes, said Dorothy Keyes, a producer for the show.

Keyes said there also will be prizes given out to best male and female vocalist, best dance performance and best band or musical act.

"This is one of the biggest fundraisers for the theater," Keyes said.

Judy Malone, the theater's publicity chairwoman, said competition is going to be stiff this year. Keyes said the show will be family-oriented, with performances by Daffy Daisey, an octogenarian comedienne, and a one-armed guitarist.

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There also will be a few newcomers.

Savannah Brown, 10, who has sung at a Hagerstown Suns game and has sung for the mayor of Frederick, Md., said this will be her first time ever competing.

"(This show is) kind of different," said Savannah, a fifth-grader at Williamsport Elementary School. "At the mayor's, I knew there was no one else I had to be going against."

She will be singing "Over the Rainbow" from "The Wizard of Oz."

"We think that song will show off my range and show off my voice," said Savannah, who added that Christina Aguilera was one of her musical idols.

While Savannah said she'll be entering new turf at the competition, she said she knows how to overcome her nerves.

"I'll just think about all the things I can do. I just cheer myself on. I believe in myself," Savannah said. "And I know even if I mess up, my family will still love me."




If you go ...



WHAT: Third annual Talent Show

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

WHERE: The Apollo Civic Theatre

COST: $7 to $12

MORE: Call 304-263-6766 for tickets. For more information about the show, go to Apollo-Theatre.org.

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