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Students to showcase their talents on South

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South student Chris Thompson sings and plays guitar for the Feb. 11 South talent show tryouts, taking place in the SSTU Dining Hall.

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By Gerrit Goodwin/campus news editor

Student development associate Ana Garcia is excited to see what local students have to offer in the Feb. 11 South Campus talent show.

South student Chris Thompson sings and plays guitar for the Feb. 11 South talent show tryouts, taking place in the SSTU Dining Hall.Katelyn Townsend/The Collegian
South student Chris Thompson sings and plays guitar for the Feb. 11 South talent show tryouts, taking place in the SSTU Dining Hall.
Katelyn Townsend/The Collegian

“As staff and faculty, we rarely get opportunities to see student events because we get so busy,” she said. “I’m excited to see students coming together as a campus, not only for entertainment but to support each other as well.”

Garcia said the talent show will be held in honor of Black History Month and was put together in large part by the African-American Student Organization with the collaborative effort of student activities.

“We have a lot of talented students on campus, and we wanted to have a venue where students can display those talents,” she said.

South Campus student Rachel Lampson is eager to show off her talents.

“I used to sing all the time and wanted to try it in front of a crowd,” she said. “The problem is I always had stage fright but just with performing. I’ve been forced to get up and give a speech in front of 300 people before, so I know I can do this.”

Lampson said that she will perform one of her favorites, “Dreaming of You” by Tejano singer Selena.

In addition to the student performers, Garcia said two local artists will provide the opening performance.

“Phoebe Cervantes is a Dallas native who performs locally,” she said. “She performs Motown, jazz, praise and worship and gospel. Gospel and praise and worship will be her focus for the opening performance.”

Theo Bray, a Fort Worth actor and former TCC student who now performs on the national arena, said he would also contribute to the talent show with his award-winning performance of the monologue “Soldier with a Secret” by George C. Wolfe.

“‘Soldier with a Secret’ comes from the stage production The Colored Museum and satirizes the issues that many African-Americans dealt with,” Bray said. “The monologue addresses the broken promises made to African-Americans after the Spanish-American War and the Vietnam War when African-Americans were promised equality and integration for their service but instead returned to a country that still persecuted them.”

The talent show will be held Feb. 11 in the SSTU Dining Hall with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

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