MAC Now Accepting Auditions for ‘Apollo Live!’ Student Talent Competition

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By Mike McKissack

The McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage is now accepting auditions for the second annual “Apollo Live!” Student Talent Competition.

Prospective contestants must submit a 30- to 60-second audition video by midnight on Monday, Feb. 6, to MAC Director Diana Martinez at Click here to download an application for the competition.

In celebration of Black History Month and in recognition of the famed “Live at the Apollo” performances hosted at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, this competition is open only to current students at COD. Contestants can compete in a variety of performance areas, including dance, gymnastics/acrobatic, music, singing and spoken word. Featuring prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 for the top three performers, the competition will be held on Monday, Feb. 27, in the Belushi Performance Hall. Blues, Gospel, Motown and R&B performances are encouraged.

Click here to view a video of last year's "Apollo Live!" competition.

For more information, click here or contact competition Associate Producer Mandy Rakow at (630) 942-3018.

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