Live at the Apollo is a campus-wide event that showcases University of Southern Indiana students using their talents in skits, songs, dance, instrumental numbers, monologues or other creative acts. The 2012 Live at the Apollo: A Campus Wide Talent Revue! will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 13 in Carter Hall of the University Center. The talent revue is sponsored by the Multicultural Center.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend Live at the Apollo to view the performances and cheer on their favorite performers. Single tickets are $5 for the general public and USI students can purchase tickets for $3 in advance; $5 at the door.
Two students who are performing a group lyrical interpretation as the “Alabama Slammers,” are Alejandro Espinosa, a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, and a junior international studies and Spanish major,and Garret Wardell, a Crown Point, Indiana, native and sophomore business administration major.
Like many of the other acts at Live at the Apollo, Espinosa and Wardell’s performance reflects creative genres and ideas. “We’re playing our own version of ‘Wagon Wheel’ by Old Crow Medicine Show,” said Espinosa. “Garrett and I are dressing as southern folk and using an acoustic guitar instead of a banjo.”
“I hope that everyone comes out to see us and the other students perform,” said Wardell. “Our main goal is for everyone to enjoy the acts and have a good time!”
Group and individual performances will be at Live at the Apollo in the following categories: lyrical interpretation (songs); rhythmic interpretation (dance and instruments); and artistic performance (rap, poetry, and spoken word). A category solely for individual performances is theatrical interpretation. Individuals are performing monologue, stand-up comedy, and more.
USI’s Multicultural Center has sponsored an annual student talent show for many years.The name of the student talent show was changed to USI’s Live at the Apollo in 2002.
Kacheyta McClellan, assistant director of MCC, encourages students and employees to come show their support. “Live at the Apollo is USI’s very own exhibition of student talent,” McClellan said. “This year is bound to be the best yet.”
Cash prizes are available for the most impressive performances. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places in both the individual and group categories:
Individual First Place - $150 Group First Place - $300
Individual Second Place - $125 Group Second Place - $250
Individual Third Place - $100 Group Third Place - $200
There are 26 contestants this year performing music acts, stand-up comedy, dance, and more.
For more information on Live at the Apollo, contact Loriena Maldonado at 812/465-7188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Credit: USI Photography Services