Anniston’s 130th Birthday Celebration!
Friday, July 19th at
Grand Prize ($1,000) Voices of the South
Voices of the South is the performing chorus of the Central Alabama Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. We claim a deep heritage of talented men and chapter accomplishments as we draw men from across central Alabama to the joy of good singing and the preservation of an American art form. The chorus comes together as a family each week for rehearsal and fellowship. Rehearsals are open to all visitors, and we encourage men who are interested in a cappella singing to join us!
2nd place ($500) Judy Shealy
Judy Shealy has been an avid performer in our community for the past 12 years. Most recently she was seen as Nona in Jacksonville Opera Theatre’s production of Baby Shower. Her favorite past roles include Amneris (Aida), Mrs Lovett (Sweeney Todd), Annie (Annie Get Your Gun), Rizzo (Grease), Mary Magdalene (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Edwin Drood (The Mystery of Edwin Drood). She received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Jacksonville State University where she was a section leader for 3 of the ensembles and choreographer for Encore! Show Choir. Professionally, Mrs. Shealy has performed with Texas Legacies in Canyon, TX and also spent 3 summers performing with Storybook Children’s Theatre. Judy received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from JSU and is currently a practicing Registered Nurse in our community. She lives in Alexandria with her husband, Blake, and children, Sawyer (7) and Sophie (5). They attend Covenant Life Ministries where she gets to use her gift of singing to join together with other community members in worshipping our God and spreading His love.
3rd place ($250) Roger Dale Parks
Roger Dale Parks is a performer from Alpine, AL. He is a singer and guitar player. Roger was voted top male vocalist at Sloss Furnace and the winner of Pell City Idol. He has performed for the Miss Talladega Speedway Beauty Contest, Regular Follies at Ritz Theater in Talladega, AL, and for the Pell City Players Holiday play. He sang the National anthem in Washington, D.C. for the National Postmaster conventions. Roger enjoys performing at local town festivals and benefits all over the southeast.
CAST Fan Favorite Award (CAST Season Tickets, $100) Maggie Beam
Maggie Beam is a 23 year old Anniston native and the daughter of Jim and Rhonda Beam. This singer, musician, songwriter, and photographer is extremely excited about participating in this years Anniston’s Got Talent! From an early age, she has been singing and performing in front of whomever will listen. She has been playing guitar since she was 10 and has been seen playing and singing in various establishments, most recently at T’s Unique Cafe in Golden Springs. A vocal performance major at Birmingham Southern, she studied voice with Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, and prior to that, with local teacher Jennie Wall. You’ve probably seen her performing with local community theater CAST, including Oklahoma! and Crimes of the Heart, as “Meg”, as well as several of the Cabaret dinner theaters at Garfrericks Restaurant. A musical artist by night and photographer by day, Maggie owns BleuBird photography and specializes in weddings and portraiture. She very passionate about music and the arts, and she wants to thank everyone for their unending support.