Dee Neely presents: Spotlight Talent Show — ‘Shining a Light on Talent and Positivity in Our City’

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 16, 2017

6 p.m. Saturday. Nov. 18 at; doors open 5:15.

A panel of five expert judges will determine who wins the grand prizes — for adults $500; for youth $200.

There will also special performances, door prizes and concessions.

Held in Varick Auditorium on the campus of Livingstone College.

Tickets at the door are adults $15 and children $8, college students $5 with ID.

Miss Black America 2016 Nicole Lyn will be performing at the show.

Youth competition contestants:

Kei’Mya Steele (age 11)- rapper/dancer

Mia Mason (age 12)- soloist

Ja’ire Springer (age 16)- dancer

Sharize Ali (age 11)- rapper/dancer

Kaniya Matthews (age 13)- dancer

Adult competition:

Katelynn Furman- soloist

Destiny Stone- soloist and keyboard

Emily Avalos- soloist

Robyn Rivers- spoken word/poetry

Perry Brooks- rapper

Lily Bennett- soloist

Jim Sharkey- soloist

Jordan St Denny- soloist

Carlos Franco- guitarist

Joey Monfort- dancer

Judy Shives- soloist

Rodney Murphy Jr.- soloist

Alisha Vann- soloist

John Wood- soloist

Michael Sandler “King Keyz”- soloist/rapper

Grace Vince- soloist

Lucinda Jones- soloist

Alan Murray- soloist

Other special performances include a Dance Battle: You’Nique Starz vs Triple Threat Dance & Charm

Plus special celebrity guest Big Mike, from the group Day 26.

The panel of judges includes Caroline Stephenson, Satomi Mack Martin, Timika Peterson and Travis Phillips.

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