TARBORO — A talent show, a musical showcase to raise money for Relay for Life, an educational community forum, and an art exhibit reception are among the local offerings on tap this weekend. Tonight’s talent show will feature music and dance performances by local high school students, Saturday morning’s community forum will highlight a local project increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS, Saturday afternoon and evening’s Rocky Hock Opry will entertain audiences for a good cause, and Sunday afternoon’s art exhibit reception will showcase Hobson Pittman’s romantic early 20th Century paintings.
A talent show that fell victim to inclement weather has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. today at the Keihin Auditorium on Edgecombe Community College's Tarboro campus. The M.I.L.A.N. Girls' Club of Edgecombe Early College High School will hold their first fundraiser, “The Share the Dream Talent Show.” M.I.L.A.N. is an acronym for Making Intelligent Ladies Academically Noble.
“We are hoping that the community will fill up every seat to support these talented artists,” says the show's director and creator, Jacquie Jeffers.
The show will showcase the talents of Early College as well as Tarboro High School Students. Performers include: punk rock band Tempest with members Josh Boyd, Peter Butler, Caleb and Carter Rose; guitarist Jamie Johnson and singer Katie Williamson; guitarist/soloist Isaac Best; mime by Bernard Sharpe; modern dancer Timiya Murphy; Salt and Peppa on the Side; and gospel duo Christian Lamm and Noya Pitt will sing Mary Mary’s “God Has Smiled On Me.”
Nikeya Cherry will open the show with Rhianna’s smash single “Diamonds.” Tarboro High School will be represented by the rap group The Blahqlyst (Black List) and the drama club. Everett Silver, host of WNCR's "It's All That" and "Tri County Talk Live!" will emcee and perform.
Vendors will sell a variety of goods in the Mobley Atrium outside the auditorium and attendees will have a chance to win door prizes.
Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door beginning at 5:30 p.m.