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Young Norwalk Talent Reaching For The Stars In Local Talent Contest

Taylor Hemphill, Alexis Askew, Nahjeera Miller, Toni Yarrell, L’Eashia Langley, Isabella Bardos and Clare Noelle King (front row), Davante Thomas, Cedric Thigpen, Donyae Carter-Smith, Christopher Thigpen, and David Daniel will compete in talent show.
Taylor Hemphill, Alexis Askew, Nahjeera Miller, Toni Yarrell, L’Eashia Langley, Isabella Bardos and Clare Noelle King (front row), Davante Thomas, Cedric Thigpen, Donyae Carter-Smith, Christopher Thigpen, and David Daniel will compete in talent show. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn., -- Two young Norwalk singers and a dance troupe will be reaching for the stars and cash prizes when they perform on stage in front of accomplished entertainment judges at the "Darien’s Got Talent" event.

Singers Isabella Bardos and Clare Noelle King, as well as a dance group consisting of Donyae Carter-Smith, Christopher Thigpen, Toni Yarrell, Alexis Askew, Najheera Miller, Cedric Thigpen, Domonique Carter-Stanley, Morgan Henry, Le'Ashia Langley, David Daniel, Davante Thomas and Elisha Yarrel will participate in the contest.

The fundraiser for the Darien Arts Center offers three top prizes for both adults and children and takes place at 7 p.m. June 25 at Darien High School, 80 High School Lane.

Bardos and King will showcase their vocal talents in the children’s category for ages 16 and younger, while the dance group, a combination of the Lambs of God and F.U.T.U.R.E. dance troupes will perform a mime and praise dance in the adult category of the finals show.

In addition to awarding prizes based on talent, the Darien Arts Center has added a fun new way to be a winner in its talent show. Contestants can compete to help raise awareness and money for the center. The public is encouraged to vote online as many times as they wish, for their favorite contestant(s) in order to elect the winner of the Darien’s Got Talent 2016 People’s Choice Award. The contestant or group with the most votes will be awarded the a trophy at the conclusion of the finals.

Tickets for the contest are $35 for adults and $20 for students at darienarts.org. VIP tickets are $125 and include front row seating and entry to the post-show party. Family sponsorships are $500 and include five VIP tickets. Patron sponsorships of $1,000 include two season tickets to DAC Stage productions in addition to family sponsorship benefits.

For more information, call (203) 655-8683. The Darien Arts Center is a nonprofit organization that offers educational programming in dance, visual arts, theater and music, as well as special events and live productions. The center is at 2 Renshaw Road, Darien, behind Town Hall.

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