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September 25, 2008
By Jon Fortenbury
Those who have always wanted to be on stage but possess no musical talent whatsoever will finally have the chance. The “No Talent Show” event is a lip synching competition that actually makes the possibility of looking cool while pretending to have talent a reality.
The “No Talent Show” event will be held Oct. 3 on the University of Nevada, Reno campus in the Student Union Theatre at 7 p.m. The grand prize for first place is $350. Second place will receive $100 and third place will receive $50. Tickets to attend the event cost $5 and all proceeds will benefit the Center for Student Cultural Diversity.
“The point of having the ‘No Talent Show’ is that it will be fun for our students and bring a sense of community for the center,” said Ellen Houston, counselor coordinator for the Center for Student Cultural Diversity.
Anyone can attend the event, but only students, faculty and staff of UNR and Truckee Meadows Community College can enter the competition. The entry fee for each solo act is $25 and each group act is $75. Group acts aren’t allowed to exceed six performers. Most musical equipment will be provided.
Tickets and entry forms for the event can be purchased at the front desk of the Center for Student Cultural Diversity. That’s also where the completed entry form, payment and CD of the performance music must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 26.
“It’s going to be a good time,” Houston said. “It’s going to be funny. Where else are you going to see a no talent show? You have to try it out at least once.”