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Performers needed for UMFK talent review

November 18, 2005

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent is seeking the talents of local performers for its annual Campus Community Talent Review planned for December 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fox Auditorium.

The review has become a local tradition that brings together some of the region's most gifted performers for an evening of quality entertainment.

Performers will compete for cash prizes in two categories. A first place award of $150 and a second place award of $50 will be given to each of the top performers in the UMFK student and community member competitions.

A panel of local celebrities will serve as judges.

Preference will be given to acts that include accompanied vocal performance, dance routines, and instrumental performances that exhibit adequate planning and rehearsal. All performers must be of high school age or older. No lip synching or full band acts will be allowed. Each act should last no more than five minutes, so singers should limit themselves to one song.

A rehearsal session for all performers will be held in the Fox Auditorium on December 8 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Each performer will be given a brief time slot to review technical aspects of their performance.

Available equipment for performance will include a sound system, microphones, cassette and CD players, full or half stage setups, general lighting and karaoke capability.

Scott Voisine, director of student affairs and Chuck E. Closser, Jr. professor of oral communication and performing arts, will again be the emcees for the talent review adding their own sense of humor and entertainment to the event.

Anyone interested in performing must sign up no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2 with Lisa Roy, in the student affairs office at 834-7513.

Acts will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. The show will be split half community and half university talent with a total of about a dozen acts. The organizers of the show reserve the right to accept or reject any act based on quality or technical requirements.