(l-r) Mercy Kowalski?s high-energy solo dance moved her off the stage to the audience floor, which brought spontaneous applause and cheers and the Second Place prize in the Lower Division for $100. Mesmerizing choreography and original costume won Ian Kearns-Brown the ?Best of Show? and a $500 First Place prize in the Upper Division of the Parad?so Talent Show on Saturday, May 9. See a full photo feature about Parad?so in the June issue of The Mountain Pioneer.
By Katy Penland
A near-capacity crowd of 250 filled the cafetorium of Frazier Mountain High School Saturday night, May 9, to cheer those participating in the third annual Paradíso Talent Showcase and Competition.
The show was produced by Focus Central.
Paradíso 2009 Winner—Upper Division (ages 14-25): $500–Best of Show: Ian Kearns-Brown for his contemporary dance solo, which he also choreographed; $400–Second Place: Frazier Mountain High School Drumline; $300–Third Place: Logan Kelly for his guitar solo.
(ages 13 and under): $200–First Place: Jake Westover for his drum solo; $100–Second Place: Mercy Kowalski for her dance solo; $80–Special Judges’ Award to Erin Kearns-Bown for her modern dance solo.
For more information on Focus Central and to learn how you can help it help local youth achieve their artistic dreams, please call Teresa LeGault at 245-5554.
This is part of the May 15, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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