The Craig Concert Association is scheduled to host its annual talent show at 7 p.m. Saturday inside the auditorium at Moffat County High School. Irene Losolla sings "When You Lie Next To Me" by Kellie Coffey during the 2007 talent show auditions.

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The Craig Concert Association is scheduled to host its annual talent show at 7 p.m. Saturday inside the auditorium at Moffat County High School. Irene Losolla sings "When You Lie Next To Me" by Kellie Coffey during the 2007 talent show auditions.

Bright lights, big stage

Variety of acts slated for Craig Concert Association's annual talent show

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All of this year's talent show acts are musical performances. Musical genres on display include rock, blues, jazz and classical. Sonja Gumba, of Craig, sings an original song titled "Come Back" as part of the 2008 talent show auditions.

Talent lineup

Below are the performers scheduled for Saturday's talent show at MCHS:

• 4 Chorders, a vocal quartet of Karla Watson, Meghan Rudd, Jeanne Stalcar and Denise Whitney

• Shayna Allen, piano soloist

• Tami Ahlmer, a vocal soloist

• Steve Ghirardelli, a vocalist and solo guitarist

• Northwest Guitar Duo, classical guitarists Jim Vorhies and Jim Simpson

• Bridget Manley, a vocalist and solo guitarist

• Bill Ronis, a vocalist and solo guitarist

• The Denim Girls, a vocal guitar duet of Nicole Ferree and Caitlin Harjes

• Bobby Kular and Jim Campbell, a vocal guitar duet

• Brian Ghirardelli, Rich Foster, Andy Cohle, vocal, guitar, bass and drum band

• Francisco Reina, a vocalist and solo guitarist

• Mike Martin, piano soloist

• Marynda White, a vocalist and solo pianist

• Charleah Firestone, harp soloist

• Rob Johnston, vocal soloist

• Bryan Smith, a vocalist and guitar soloist

• Bob LaFord, a vocalist and guitar soloist

If you go

What: Craig Concert Association's annual talent show

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: auditorium, Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane

Cost: free

A single fact, above all others, remains constant for the Craig Concert Association's annual talent show, an event scheduled for later this week.

That is, as publicity chairperson Julie Dempster said, how impressed organizers are with the quality acts that perform on stage each year.

"It's always very well attended because, obviously, of all the local talent we have here," Dempster said. "It's really incredible how much we have in our small town."

About 20 acts are scheduled for this year's talent show, set for 7 p.m. Saturday inside the auditorium at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. They are all musical acts, with performers ranging in age from pre-teen to adults, and musical genres including classical, blues, rock and folk, among others.

The talent show is one of several performances the Concert Association, a nonprofit volunteer organization, sponsors from fall to spring each year. In addition to the talent show, the Concert Association also brings in five acts to perform.

They are all family-friendly, Dempster said.

"It's good talent that comes in," she said. "They're professional, most of them tour the world. We're never disappointed."

However, with great entertainment comes a price for the Concert Association.

The performers can charge anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000 for a performance. The organization pays for the performances through its primary fundraising campaign, it's April membership drive.

Without a membership, a ticket to an individual performance costs $20. By contrast, a season pass membership is much cheaper - just $30 for an adult, good for all five of the Concert Association's performances.

After Saturday's talent show, the next Concert Association performance is scheduled for Feb. 14 at MCHS, when comedian Robert Post takes the stage.

Joshua Roberts can be reached at 875-1791, or jroberts@craigdailypress.com.

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