USI students Gabriel Grady and Brittney Tyler perform at Live at the Apollo on October 13.
Photo Credit: USI Photography Services
University of Southern Indiana's Live at the Apollo was held Saturday, October 13 in Carter Hall of the University Center. The campus-wide event showcases students using their talents in skits, songs, dance, instrumental numbers, monologues, and other creative acts. There were 26 contestants this year, with prizes awarded to the most impressive acts. The winners are as follows:
Individual Rhythmic Interpretation: Dance and Instruments
1st place –Bre’Auna McCoy
Individual Lyrical Interpretation: Songs
1st place– Racia Murry
2nd place– Alaisha Johnson-Rhone
3rd place –Haley Pierce
Individual Artistic Interpretation: Rap and Poetry/Spoken Word
1st place – Aaron McCullough
2nd place –Briante Melton
3rd place –R.C. Lehman
Group Rhythmic Interpretation: Dance and Instruments
1st place—Trix Stix (Zachary Watson and Randy Hagy)
Group Lyrical Interpretation: Songs
1st place –Quiet Spirit
2nd place– Adrian Small and Danny Sconiers
3rd place– Torchlight (John Roy Lituiler, Jr.; Daniel Harris; Lee Poag)
Group Artistic Interpretation: Rap and Poetry/Spoken Word
1st place– Britney Tyler and Gabriel Grady
2nd place– CoolKiid and Day-Lite (Eric Jones and Day-Ell Foster)
Theatrical Interpretation: Monologues, Stand-up, Dialogues, Etc.
1st place– Jesse Walker Bush
2nd place– Warren Stokes
3rd place– Trix Stix
The 2012 Live at the Apollo judges were Montoi Dixon, Evansville Community Member; Brad Dotson, USI alum; Stephanie Cunningham, USI Counseling Center staff counselor; Marty Ransom, former USI Live at the Apollo participant; Melissa Chavez, current USI student; and Kurtis Kelley, current USI student (Tally Judge).
Live at the Apollo: A Campus Wide Talent Revue! has been sponsored by USI’s Multicultural Center for over ten years. The annual talent show is seen as USI’s biggest celebration of diversity within the student body.