Morton College Annual Student Talent Show Slated for May 1

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English: Emmylou Harris playing guitar and singing at a 2008 Woodland Park ZooTunes concert, Seattle WA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Morton College, one of suburban Chicago’s community colleges and the second-oldest in Illinois, announced the date for their annual Student Talent Show to usher in the warm months before this semester ends and the summer begins. Students will begin performing at 6pm on Thursday, May 1, in the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center on the campus at 3801 S. Central Avenue.

Signed up to perform a wide range of acts, including singing, guitar, rapping, poetic readings and dance exhibitions, will be

Carisa Gonzalez and JACS (singing)
Briana Chacon and the Loop (singing)
Jonathan Chacon (guitar and singing)
Zues (group ensemble)
Neethi Kavadi (singing)
Blanca Acevedo (dance group)
Shannen de la Valle (singing)
Andrea Salcedo and Pickerty 3rd (guitar group)
Dr. Anthony Jenkins (singing and piano)
Crystal Marquez (singing)
Eric Mendoza (singing)
Stephanie Aguilar and Jonathan Ramirez (dance)
Francisco Gutierrez (singing and guitar)
Enrique Elias and Karina Sandoval (singing)
Alexis Sandoval (guitar)
Luis Vidal (rap/singing)
Guayni Quesada and Omar Ruiz (singing)
Vincent Colon and Jamie Rojas (singing and guitar)
Marlene Valadez (poetry)
Chaos Dance Team (dance)
Diego Irizarry (singing)

These 22 acts will compete for the top three prizes before what is expected to be a capacity crowd in the JPAC. Each performer was screened through an audition process in front of a judging panel to qualify for the show. Morton College students Faviola Anaya and Cam Mantia will serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies.

Admission is free. Donations for Morton College’s HOPE Scholarship Fund, helping students unable to receive federal financial aid, will be accepted.

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