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12 local singers compete in NEPA Sings! fundraising competition in Kingston on April 12

12 local singers compete in NEPA Sings! fundraising competition in Kingston on April 12
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From a press release:

After holding auditions last month, the Wilkes-Barre nonprofit organization Court Appointed Special Advocates of Luzerne County will host its NEPA Sings! competition on Thursday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m.

12 local performers were selected to compete in the finals, which will take place at the Kirby Center for the Creative Arts (260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston) on Wyoming Seminary School’s Upper School campus. Tickets for the event, which are $25 and include a one-hour cocktail reception before the singers take the stage, can be purchased now via Eventbrite.

The first place prize includes two tickets to “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway in New York City with round trip transportation provided by Martz Trailways, as well as the opportunity to perform the winning song on “PA Live!” on WBRE-TV. The second place prize includes two tickets to a show at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre and a $100 gift certificate for dinner at a local restaurant.

The evening will also feature special live performances by Lorenzo Medico and Kira Krakovesky, and CASA of Luzerne County will honor Eberhard and Mary Louise Faber with its inaugural Service Achievement Award.

The competition will be emceed by Dave Kuharchik, host of “PA Live.” Bringing their expertise to the event is a panel of local celebrity judges: Doc Medek from Froggy 101, Kennedy Kai from 97.1/95.7 BHT, State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, and former Broadway performer, New York Jets cheerleader, and now professional dancer and choreographer Lauren Timek. The presenting sponsors are PNC Bank and Geisinger Health Systems.

The show will benefit CASA of Luzerne County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides community volunteers – Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASAs – for every one of the 424 Luzerne County children removed from their homes because of abuse or serious physical neglect. They serve as the voice of abused and neglected children so that these kids will be safe, secure, and given the opportunity to thrive.