The Washington area public has selected the 10 finalists for the Fifth Annual DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition. These talented DC high school students will showcase their artistic abilities at a special performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. That evening, a panel of celebrity judges (see below), along with help from the audience, will help select the grand prize winner who will receive a $10,000 DC-CAP college scholarship that will be applied toward their first year of college. In addition, all finalists will receive college scholarships. The event is part of DC-CAP’s A Night of DC-CAPital Stars Gala celebration, which will honor outstanding academic achievement and excellence in artistic abilities of college-bound students from the District of Columbia.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7 pm
WHERE: Eisenhower Theater
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566
WHO: Celebrity Judges:
- Patti LaBelle, Grammy Award-winning singer, author and actress
- Amber Riley, actress and singer best known for her role on the hit FOX series “Glee”
- Jordin Sparks, American pop and R&B recording artist, songwriter, actress and 2006 “American Idol” winner
Donald Graham, Gala Co-Chair, Chairman of DC-CAP
Catherine B. Reynolds, Gala Co-Chair, Board Member, DC-CAP
Deborah Lehr, Gala Co-Chair, Board Member, DC-CAP
10 Finalists from DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition
Honorees: The Late Joseph L. Allbritton, Allbritton Communications and DC-CAP Board Member; David Domenici, Co-Founder, Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools
BACKGROUND: In its fifth year, the DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition showcases outstanding artistic abilities of college-bound DC public and public charter high school students. This citywide talent search began with a series of auditions in October 2012. During the month of January 2013, the top 41 auditions were posted on DC-CAP’s Web site for the public to view and choose their favorites in vocal, instrumental or dance categories.
From the more than 6,500 online tallies and input from a local panel of independent professional vocalists, dancers, musicians and educators from the metropolitan area, the top 10 finalists were selected and will perform at the Kennedy Center on March 26. Learn more atwww.dccap.org/gala
The DC College Access Program (DC-CAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and enabling all District public and public charter high school students to enroll in and graduate from college.