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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Press Release: Reaching for the Stars Audition Phase at the Armory!

For Immediate Release
From: Arts at the Armory

The Center for Arts at the Armory hosted an incredible group of talented vocalists this past Thursday, May 10th as we kicked off the first night of live auditions for Reaching for the Stars, our singing competition.  Our three esteemed judges have a combined 60 years of on-stage and on-air musical experience and really brought an element of professionalism and style to our contest.  Jimmy Del Ponte, Holli Banks and Gordon Michaels presided over the evening, as hopeful singers threw their hats in the ring for the opportunity to land on the big stage in our Finals on June 22nd! Winners from May 10th include Jamaal-Clark Turpin, Tavonna Miller and Hillary Simpson. Following please find the event listing. Registration still open for May 17, 24, and 31!

Reaching for the Stars Audition Phase!
Seeking serious vocalists for a singing competition starting May 10th at Arts at the Armory in Somerville.

This series will take place over 4 weeks of live auditions and will be followed by semi-finals (12 participants) and finals (6 participants). 
Contestants will be judged in 4 categories and will have 90 seconds to perform an a capella number.
1st Prize: $500, two song demo at Q Division and solo performance at the Arts at the Armory Café.
2nd prize: $100.00 and two free 45 minute voice lessons with Gordon Michaels.
3rd prize: gift certificate to the delicious Arts at the Armory Cafe.

How to Enter
$30 one-time audition fee
Audience tickets available! $5/show

Audition Dates: May 17, 24, 31
Semi-Finals: June 14th
Finals: June 22nd
Celebrating Arts and Culture in Somerville, Arts at the Armory is an award-winning non-profit organization that offers artistic, cultural, educational, and community programming to residents of greater Somerville in its Performance Hall, Cafe, and Gallery spaces. Arts at the Armory's award-winning Cafe is open Monday through Wednesday, 9 AM to 6 PM, Thursday through Saturday, 9 AM to 10 PM and Sundays 10 AM to 5 PM serving coffee, espresso, and delicious food.  It is the only cafe in Somerville that serves craft beer and fine wine. Free parking is located in the rear of the building.  Arts at the Armory is located at 191 Highland Avenue between Davis and Union Squares in Somerville, Massachusetts. To find out more, visit

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