Sunday, October 24, 2010
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
FURTHER INFORMATION:           STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, PAULA GREEN (626) 914-8873, CITRUS COLLEGE FOUNDATION (626) 914-8825

 

Citrus College Foundation to Sponsor Talent Showcase

Performers, take note:  If you have talent, the Citrus College Foundation is looking for you to participate in an exciting new event benefiting Citrus College and its students. 

Talent in the San Gabriel Valley will be showcased in Valley’s Got Talent, a fundraiser and talent competition being hosted this winter by the Citrus College Foundation.  This program replaces the Foundation’s long-running food and wine tasting event, “A Taste of Autumn.”

Modeled after some of today’s most popular television programs, this special show is designed to highlight the best amateur singers, dancers, and musicians in the area.  At the same time, proceeds from ticket sales will contribute to funds that will benefit Citrus College students.

“In addition to the opportunity for local talent to be discovered, Valley’s Got Talent will also provide outstanding entertainment in support of Citrus College students,” said Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president of Citrus College.  “It will be a memorable experience for both the performers and the attendees.”

Interested performers are encouraged to submit their registration forms now for an opportunity to participate in this exciting event.  The deadline to submit applications is November 1.  Auditions will take place December 15 and 16, at which point 20 finalists will be selected to perform and compete for a grand prize of $1,000.  The first runner-up will receive $500 in cash.

In addition to performing before an expected audience of 1,400 people during the Valley’s Got Talent show on January 30, 2011, the finalists will also be mentored and critiqued by Hollywood professionals.

“We’ve lined up some record producers, actors, and songwriters who will not only judge the finalists in the competition, but who will also work one-on-one with them and coach them to success,” said Robert Slack, Citrus College dean of fine and performing arts and Valley’s Got Talent performance coordinator.

To purchase tickets for Valley’s Got Talent, or access a registration form, visit www.citruscollege.edu.  Ticket prices are $20 per person. 

“This is a unique opportunity for talent in the Valley,” said Tom Gerfen, president of the Citrus College Foundation.  “Citrus College has educated and mentored talent for decades, including the world-famous Citrus Singers and Jazz Band.  These student programs have helped propel some outstanding talent to professional careers.  The January 30 event is an opportunity for people, young and old, to share in that success.”

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
FURTHER INFORMATION:           STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, PAULA GREEN (626) 914-8873, CITRUS COLLEGE FOUNDATION (626) 914-8825