FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 12, 2006
Spotlight on KC Talent Show is Oct. 21
The City of Kansas City, Mo., will hold the second Spotlight on KC Talent Show Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Exhibit Hall in Municipal Auditorium, 301 W. 13th St. in Kansas City, Mo. Prizes include cash prizes and additional opportunities to perform in the community. Sho Tyme of Paseo High School is the special guest performer.
The competition was open to youth ages 12-18 and the contestants were required to attend free entertainment workshops.
The auditions, workshops and the talent show have been coordinated by the Youth Advocacy Office (City Manager's Office).
The following are this year's contestants for the Spotlight on KC Talent Show:
-- Kambre Lewis, Charisse Presley and Teja Bell – Grandview High School
-- Johnny B. Hardaway -- DeLaSalle Education Center
-- Andrea Goering -- Ruskin High School
-- Ruby Dibble -- Academie Lafayette
-- Laneisha Neely -- Lee's Summit High School
-- Elijah Cushon -- Raytown South High School
-- Davin Williams -- Southeast High School
-- Jazmine Morris -- Hickman Mills High School
-- Leilani Riley -- Bishop O'Hara High School
-- Ronnell Buchanan -- Northgate Middle School
-- Dominique Mitchell -- Central High School
-- Warren Harvey -- Lee's Summit High School, and Elaina Levingston -- Lee's Summit North High School
-- Camellia Odah -- The Pembroke Hill School
-- Bayley Kate Hartman -- Central Heights High School
-- Zachariah Bradley -- Winnetonka High School, and Eric Bowens -- Sunny Vale Middle School
-- Montell Kyle -- Hickman Mills High School
-- Erica Baker -- Hickman Mills High School
-- Kemet Coleman -- University of Missouri-Kansas City
-- Frederick Wesley
-- Latoya Green -- Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
-- Natoshia Coleman -- Park Hill South High School.
The performers will be judged by Tyrone Aikens, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey; Robert Hill, Disney; Gregory McPherson, McPherson's Holding Group and Allen University; and Ben Chavis of Russell Simmons Hip Hop Summit Action Network.
Tickets are available at the Municipal Auditorium box office and from Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.com). Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Media inquiries about the Spotlight on KC Talent Show should be directed to Thalia Cherry, youth advocate in the City Manager's Office, (816) 513-1378.