Fourth Annual ‘Fame’ Talent Show Set For Thursday, April 3, On UNK Campus

Jami Schaffnitt
coordinator of student activities at the Nebraskan Student Union, 308.865.8523

The University of Nebraska at Kearney will showcase student talent in the fourth annual “Fame” Talent Show at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room.
        “It’s a great way for students to get involved and show off their talents. We have so many talented students on campus, and LPAC wants to shine the spotlight on them,” said Jami Schaffnitt, UNK coordinator of student activities. “It’s fun for people to attend the show to cheer on their favorite talent and be entertained by the many skilled students we have on campus.”
       Cash prizes of $400, $200 and $100 will be awarded to individual winners, and group winner prizes will include $500, $250 and $150. Contestants will be judged based on four categories: talent, showmanship, appearance and crowd response. A time deduction will be enforced for those whose acts run over the allotted time.
       Last year, “Fame” had approximately 350 people fill the Ponderosa Room to watch 20 students put on a show. This year’s “Fame” Talent Show will host 15 acts which will include such talents as singing, playing instruments, comedy magic routines and dancing.
       Acts will include:
·        Black and White, dance – Tervel Dlagner and Marty Usman, both of Arlington, Texas
·        f(x), musical entertainment – Troy Ehmke of Beatrice and Dayvid Cardenas of Lexington  
·        Swing dancing – Reba Bierman of Arnold and Bryan Frost of Overton
·        Dancing – Valerie Burrows of Chadron and Criss Salinas of Schuyler
·        Singing and playing the piano – Xia Wan of China
·        Fingerstyle guitar instrumentalist – Collin Grimes of Grand Island
·        The Amazing Duet, singing – Phillip Zuehlke of Grand Island and Shawna Beeler of Woodland Park, CO
·        Handbell solo – Amber Davis of Hastings
·        Tiny Boys, dance – Satoru Nishimoto and Yoshikatsu Noda, both of Japan
·        Singing with Oud instrument – Magueramane Mohamed of Kearney  
·        Comedy magic – Spencer Wolfe of Lincoln
·        Vocal solo – Kaitlyn Noone of Logan, Kan.
·        Vocal solo – Kristen Miller of North Platte
·        Dance – An-na Lee of South Korea
·        Stepping and strolling, dancing – Lamda Theta Nu Sorority Inc.

       The “Fame” Talent Show is hosted by Loper Programming and Activities Council (LPAC), and funded by UPFF. The event is free and open to the public.