Reach for the Stars to return in July

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced last week the “Reach for the Stars Teen Talent Search” is returning Eisenhower Park this July.  

Two winners from prior year competitions have moved on to American Idol fame: Kevin Covais in 2003 and Robbie Rosen in 2009.  

“The exciting Reach for the Stars Teen Talent Search, one of the highlights of the year for the teens in our community, will once again be held at Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park,” Mangano said.  “There are many gifted young people here in Nassau and I encourage all interested teens to use this competition as a platform to showcase their talents and shine like a true star!”

Applications may be obtained at any Nassau County Park, museum, or library, and can also be downloaded from the Nassau County website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov.  Applications have also been distributed throughout the community.  All applications must be accompanied by copies of proofs of age and Nassau County residency, as well as photo ID, and must be postmarked by May 20, 2013.  Originals of all proofs of ID must be presented at audition.  A $25 application fee also applies.

The competition is for solo vocal talent only.  One hundred and 20 contestants will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis from applications received.  All contestants must be at least 13 but no older than 19 years of age on the day of the finals, July 1.  

Auditions and Finals will be held at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, operated by the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums.  

Further information and applications may be obtained by calling the Parks Events Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visiting the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

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