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    Tucson’s best show off their talent

    Cheerleaders theyre not... Cloggers is the proper term.
    Cheerleaders they’re not… Cloggers is the proper term.

    Are you ready for the abundant talent Tucson has to offer? Finally, it has a showcase, a stage for the singers, dancers, musicians and actors of this city to really show what they are made of, and it arrives Saturday.

    The “”All Tucson Talent Show”” features a 90-minute lineup including around 20 acts, roughly half of which are by adults and half by children. On the list are the “”Stars of the Desert,”” a singing and tap-dancing group; the “”Coyote Country Cloggers”” from Saddlebrook; Hannah Pomquist, a talented harp player; and several monologues from budding actors.

    The event is organized by the Berger Performing Arts Center with the help of Michael Allen. Allen, who has a history of work in showbiz in New York and Las Vegas, wants to bring some of those cities’ entertainment cultures to Tucson.

    “”In this talent show, there’s no winner,”” Allen said. “”People just get a place to perform and do their thing. It’s not a competition. You just do it because you enjoy it.””

    Some of the kids in the show are remarkably talented “”like a pair of sisters, Tia and Tara, who will be singing country western. They’re awesome,”” Allen said.

    The talent show is purely to show the ability of these Tucson residents, not to judge or award any prizes. Allen is proud of this aspect.

    “”The problem with entertainment today is that it’s all about winning and losing,”” he said. “” They make fun of everyone below the winner. This talent show is unlike every TV show, like ‘American Idol,’ because it is just for fun. I like that.””

    The “”All Tucson Talent Show”” promises a night of upbeat entertainment that will get you tapping your feet and clapping your hands. It may even inspire you to get working on a performance piece for next year’s show. The show takes place at the Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 E. Speedway Blvd., at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.

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