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Cabaret in Albion to hold first singing competition

Photos by Tom Rivers: Amy Sidari, owner of The Cabaraet at Studio B in Albion, is organizing “$ing” – a singing competition on July 14. Auditions will be July 10.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 June 2017 at 9:56 am

ALBION – Calling all singers. The Cabaret at Studio B is holding it first singing competition on July 14.

Auditions are July 10 and are open to singers of all ages. The participants need to be solo singers performing prerecorded music. The performers in auditions will advance to the finals on July 14.

The competition at the Gotta Dance by Miss Amy studio (at the corner of Liberty and West Bank streets) includes a $100 grand prize and the thrill of performing before a live audience.

“I would love to be blown away by that jewel in the rough,” said Amy Sidari, owner of Gotta Dance and the Cabaret.

Singers in Orleans County and beyond are welcome to audition for $ing.

Judges in the preliminaries include Albion vocal teacher and musical director Gary Simboli, vocal instructor and Lake Plains Players director Lance Anderson, and professional singer Marcy Downey.

“I’m looking for that surprise factor,” Sidari said.

Simboli and Downey have been regular performers at the Cabaret since it opened in 2013. (They will be performing in a July 8 variety show at the Cabaret.)

Simboli said the singing competition will be a showcase of the singing talent in Orleans County. Singers outside Orleans also are welcome to audition.

“This is another type of entertainment we can offer our community,” Simboli said.

For more information, contact Sidari at (585) 354-2320.

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