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Tickets on sale for Kishwaukee Kiwanis Talent Show

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:48 a.m. CDT
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Upper Octave, a brass band made up of DeKalb High School band students Noah Brooks, Chris Allen, Maddi Hoth, Joseph Rathke, Devonte Merrick, Colton Kammes and Dylan Propheter. is one of the talents that will perform at the Kishwaukee Kiwanis Show on April 1 at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb. Tickets are on sale at www.egyptiantheatre.org.

The Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb will host its first community talent show at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb.

Lisa Small, the club’s treasurer, said the idea for the talent show came from the success of a similar event hosted by Kiwanis Club in Joliet.

“We hope to make the talent show an annual event with a lot of community participation,” Small said. “We want to host an entertaining evening for our audience and a fun event for the community.

Some of the musical acts in the show include Upper Octave, a brass band made up of seven DeKalb High School band students; the Webster Family, who sing in four-part harmony; the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Adult/Youth and Children’s choirs; pianist Hannah Buckle; soprano Lorraine Langer; and singer/songwiter Ben Kohli.

Reserved seat tickets for the show cost $10 to $15 and are available through the theater box office, www.egyptiantheatre.org, and from any Kishwaukee Kiwanis member. Children younger than 10 will be admitted free

Before the event, there will be a meal at Faranda’s Banquet Center, 302 Grove St. in DeKalb. Gold Circle tickets for the dinner and show cost $75.

All proceeds from the talent show will be used to support the Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club’s projects and children’s programs in the community.

“The show is a way for people to raise funds for a local group that helps the community,” Ralph Sherman Jr., show director said. “I like to think of the event as a ‘fun’draiser.”

For more information, visit www.kishkiwanis.org/kishwaukee-kiwanis-show or email KishKiwanis@gmail.com or rsher1312@aol.com.