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Musical showcase features local teens
At North Crawford High School
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A showcase featuring the musical talents of area high schoolers will be held in the Performance Center at North Crawford Schools on Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by friends and supporters of North Crawford’s Foreign Exchange Student Program, the event will feature high school and homeschool students from the North Crawford School District.

“Expect the unexpected,” was co-organizer Michael Steinmetz’s suggestion. He and Jen Klekamp, the community coordinator for the foreign exchange program, are the two responsible for making the show happen.

Students will perform one to two pieces each, consisting of solo and ensemble acts.

Foreign Exchange student Vitor Araujo is one of the performers. He will perform Brazilian music on the guitar and cavaquinno (better know in the U.S. as a ukulele).

The current lineup includes vocalists Barbara O’Brien, Danielle Spiller, Sheri Schwert, and Jo Collins, songwriting and performance by Jordan Mercer.

Two bands will play – ‘Obey,’ a rockabilly indie blues band comprised of Ray Kradle and Elan Martin, and ‘The Wallflowers’ featuring Casey Spencer, Corey Spencer, and Elan Martin.

“It is hoped that an appearance (and performance) by several members of the North Crawford High School jazz band will happen,” Steinmetz.

There is still time for more students to join the lineup.

“This is a strictly noncompetitive show,” Steinmetz continued. “It’s about having fun, getting to hear other peoples music.”

The event is open to people of all ages. Free will donations are being sought. All funds raised will go to the North Crawford Foreign Exchange Program.