3RD ANNUAL “LINCOLN COUNTY’S GOT TALENT!” FINALE
FEBRUARY 4TH, 7:00 PM, Newport Performing Arts Center
A fund-raiser for the Homeless Youth Alliance of Lincoln County
On Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., the curtains of the Newport Performing Arts Center will open once again for “Lincoln County’s Got Talent!” Finale. This youth talent competition has steadily gained popularity with an increased participation of gifted contestants, dedicated volunteers and exuberant audience for three consecutive years.
“Lincoln County’s Got Talent!” Finale is the primary annual fund-raiser for the Homeless Youth Alliance of Lincoln County, which provides housing assistance to families with youth. The Finale will showcase 10 acts, ages 7 through 18, on the big stage as five distinguished judges and a full house of family, friends, local residents and coastal visitors are entertained by our outstanding homegrown talent.
Lincoln County certainly does have talent and especially within the population of our youth. North County brings three accomplished singers: Evan Church will accompany himself on the piano with Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed.” Emily Roberts will become a singing cowgirl with Wynona Judd’s “What It Takes.” Faith Wood will sing a lively JaneDear Girls’ song, “Wildflower.”
Four of South County’s own will appear on stage. Saoirse Crone will sing “Part of Your World” from “The Little Mermaid.” Jason Mickel, guitarist extraordinaire, will perform his original piece, “Breaking Down the Walls.” Kaden Parker has the Michael Jackson look and the moves down for “Billy Jean.” Tryston Wolf is dance perfection as Usher in “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love.”
West County presents Cherry Shen, an exchange student from China, who will perform piano mastery with “Shan Bei Min Ge Zhu Ti Bian Zou Qu.” Flannelwolf, a band comprised of Connor Price, Ethan Bear and Grayson Bear, will get down with “Tighten Up,” by The Black Keys.
Hailing from East County is a new band called Disparity comprised of gifted musicians Gage Pursifull, Leland Loomis, Fulton Miller and Bryan Diaz, complemented by a bold lead singer, Corie McBride. They will rock out with Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock ‘N Roll.”
Returning to the stage for special performances will be previous years’ First-Place winners, Vocalist Pat Magada, 2010, and Mike and Kristy Morris’ band Squeezeplay, 2011. Other guests include celebrated local youth pianist, Milo Graamans, who will perform a medley of fan favorites. The evening program includes other surprise guest performers to round out a night celebrating our talented youth. A closing group song, Michael Jackson’s “We Are the World,” will bring the curtain down for the evening, hopefully with renewed determination for all of us to lend a hand to those in need.
Tickets are on sale now at the Newport Performing Arts Center: adults $16, seniors and students $12. Call 541-265-ARTS (2787) to buy and hold tickets for pickup. Take this opportunity to bring canned food, which will be collected at the door for the Newport Food Pantry.
Net ticket sales of this fund-raiser are used to provide rental and utility deposits for homeless families with children. The Homeless Youth Alliance of Lincoln County, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, also assists the applicant with locating housing, moving and obtaining furnishings. Please call 541-765-4558 to learn more about our organization, apply for assistance, or to volunteer. “LCGT! Top Ten plus Friends” concert fund-raisers will be held during 2012, featuring our talented performers. Visit our website www.homelessyouthalliancelc.org for venues, dates and times and more.