From Harford Center for the Arts:
Bel Air, MD (April 9, 2010) Harford’s Got Talent finalists have been chosen and one person is a finalist in both the Performing and Visual Arts categories. Finalist Samuel Howlett sang a hip hop song that he wrote and created “Red Car”, an oil and acrylic piece of art. This multi-talented young man is a 17 year old student at Edgewood High School. The finalists in the Performing Arts category include:
*David Breth- Illusionist
*Mark Edwards-Classical Guitarist
*Samuel Howlett-Hip Hop Singer
*Harford Ballet Company-Kathryn Henschen, Lindsey Hinchliffe, Natalie Muneses, Rachel Cockerham, and Kaitlyn Green
*Upper Chesapeake Chorus “A Capella 15”-Linda Brown, Mary Gray, Diana Jurist, Carol Klein, Deb McCallum, Lacey Moore, Peg Nichols, Sue Peretti, Irene Richardson, Beth Rupert, Diane Sengstacke, Beth Thatcher, Debbie Verbillis, Vicki Walton, and Linda Wood
*Becky Titelman -Vocalist
*Jeff Willig- Guitarist and Vocalist
*Eric Zuber- Pianist
*Emma Zyriek- Vocalist
Visual Arts Finalists include:
*Carol Albert- Acrylic
*Samuel Howlett- Acrylic and Oil
*William Turner-Pen and Ink
Harford County can vote for their favorite performers at the Amoss Center on May 1st and the audience will determine the winners for the performing and visual arts awards. There will be a $1,500 Performing Arts Award and a $500 Visual Arts Award.
Tickets are $24 for adults and $15 for those 15 years or younger. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and attendees can view the visual arts finalists and cast their votes for the winner. The audience will enjoy an array of entertainment at the event. The Good Company Recorder Consort will perform from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and there will be a performance by the Havre de Grace High School Jazz Ensemble. Entertainment will also be provided by the Crooner & the Comic: A tribute to Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis with Eric Richardson and Matt Macis. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. and celebrity judges will also be on hand to add to the festivities. They include Billy Boniface, Harford County Council President; Jack Gerbes, Director of the Maryland Film Office; and Karen Green, Recreation Specialist, Havre de Grace Activity Center, Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation. The Honorary Chair is Dr. James LaCalle, President of Harford Community College and the emcee is Wayne Thibeault, Principal of Patterson Mill High School. The Kelly Group, a tax and accounting/asset management firm will oversee the ballot process and voting at the Harford’s Got Talent event.
The competition was open to individual performers and group performers (up to 15 people), and visual artists, age 13 and older who live, work, perform or study regularly in Harford County or who have done so in the past. Performers were judged on artistic expression, choice of materials, level of difficulty, technical ability, presentation, stage presence, and charisma. Finalists for visual artists were judged on subject, choice of materials, use of media, technical ability, presentation, and artistic excellence.
Harford’s Got Talent sponsors include Comcast, Harford Community College, Harford Mutual Insurance, ShopRite, Harford County Government, GWWO, Inc. Architects, Harford’s Heart Magazine, PollyAnna Publishing, 2 K Marketing, KidsTV News, and the Aegis. Contact Lyndi Richards for sponsorship information at lyndi@CenterForTheArtsHarford.org . Call (410) 838-2177 to order tickets and visit www.CenterForTheArtsHarford.org. for additional information.