February 22, 1990 |
Like the balloons surrounding them on stage, area young people rose to the occasion Saturday for a talent show in Coatesville. Though the acts were few, the entertainment was high-spirited as they performed for about 100 relatives and friends at the Young Women's Christian Association. Among the hits was a hula dance by the local Girl Scout troop, which brought a little bit of Hawaii to the Y with the dazzling leis, skirts and headbands. While they danced, the girls - under the leadership of Yvette Crichton - mouthed the words to an accompanying record.
January 15, 1987 |
A televised talent show to raise funds for the Marple Township Public Library will be held Feb. 22 with entertainment provided by amateur performers and local celebrities. The program, Televent, will be shown on community service Channel 10, available in Marple and Haverford Townships, from 2 to 6 p.m. It will be staged at Marple Newtown Senior High School. Auditions for the show will be held at 7 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Appointments for auditions are required, said Maureen Muehsam, co-chair of the program with Walt MacDonald, television traffic reporter.
January 23, 1992 |
Jamar Jackson was dressed to the nines as he clicked up to the stage in his tap shoes and sequined bow tie at the LaMott Community Center's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Talent Show. And when "La Bamba" began playing from an old stereo atop a dated RCA television, the 8-year-old Jackson began to strut his stuff. "Heel, toe, tap. Heel, toe, tap," he whispered to himself. As the music picked up, so did Jamar, strutting back and forth across the stage and bearing a smile that filled the auditorium of the community center, at Willow and Sycamore Avenues.
October 13, 1991 |
"Tis the "Season of the Arts" in Cherry Hill, and the township will celebrate on Friday with a variety/talent show starring township residents. The free event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Cherry Hill municipal building on Mercer Street. Free refreshments will be available. "Season of the Arts" is one of four seasonal art events sponsored each year by the Cherry Hill Arts Advisory Board, a volunteer arm of the township government that tries to encourage cultural pursuits in the municipality, according to publicity chair Elena Winter.
August 13, 2004 |
Baton twirling, flute tooting, tap dancing, classical piano playing, and operatic singing will have a place on prime-time television after all. The Miss America talent competition, which ABC banished last month from its Sept. 18 pageant broadcast, has been partly restored to the two-hour show, the Miss America Organization said yesterday. The evening's final two contenders will perform their two-minute routines before the judges in a reality-TV-style competition. The winner takes all - the tiara and title of Miss America 2005.
March 9, 2005 |
Dee Snider, the WMMR-FM (93.3) DJ and former '80s big-hair rock demigod, is making dreams come true for Pennsylvania kids at Hamburg Area High School. Well some of them, anyway. The former Twisted Sister frontman, whose "We're Not Gonna Take It" is a touching teen coming-of-age-and-rebellion classic, got angry when The Man tried to cancel a talent show next month at the Berks County high school. Authorities cited worries about injuries if kids moshed while the bands rocked out. (Moshing is what those darn kids do when they don't know how to dance, or are listening to music that demands spasmodic thrashing about.
May 2, 1988 |
"Jesus is love / He's up above / He'll do anything to keep your love," Daven Rowe chanted as he strutted back and forth in front of the communion rail at the Murphy A.M.E. Church in Chester. When 12-year-old Daven finished his gospel rap Saturday, the 100 people attending a talent show in the church stood up and cheered. Daven's rap, the only one in a show that emphasized gospel singing, won him first place among 25 contestants. The music director of the Grace and Truth Delegation, a Chester gospel group that sponsored the talent search, couldn't have been happier.
June 19, 1993 |
So there was Ms. Morales peeling off her shirt to reveal a slinky black tank top, and Mrs. Tuff prancing around showing some serious cleavage, and Tiffanie and Heather's mom shaking her stuff in a black sequined dress, and you just cannot possibly imagine how embarrassing it all was. "Teachers are supposed to be smart," 12-year-old Jennifer Williams said reprovingly. "Not silly. " Hey, kids, lighten up. Silly was the whole point. It was a talent show with a twist yesterday at East Camden Middle School.
February 23, 2013 |
By day, Jannie L. Blackwell is an oh-so-serious Philadelphia City Council member, known for helping the homeless people who show up at her office and for overseeing her West Philadelphia district like a fiefdom. But Thursday night, she was "Jannie from Cheyney. " Clad in a black-and-white Adidas track suit, bulky gold chain, and sunglasses, the councilwoman - a graduate of Cheyney University - and several staffers did their own version of the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight. " "And in conclusion / I'd just like to say / I'm Jannie from Cheyney / have a blessed day," she rapped.
September 19, 1986 |
You've dreamed of it for years. You finish your song, and, for one millisecond, there is silence. Then the audience breaks into wild, thunderous applause. You take your bow. They beg for more. And as you start your rendition of "My Way," they drop dimes, quarters, yes, even dollar bills into your clarinet case. So that last bit doesn't really figure in your wildest dreams. But you have thought of performing before an audience, haven't you? Then the "Great Street Entertainer Contest," at tomorrow's first Arch Street Festival, is your chance.