RMAC Talent Search Draws Accolades, Large Crowds At Fort Tilden
|Lyuba Shchybchyk Rose, a soprano who trained in Russia, and who has graced a number of professional productions, was the winner of the Rockaway Music And Art Talent Search, held Sunday evening at Fort Tilden. She was awarded her $1,000 prize by John Musumeci and organization president Barbara Eisenstadt.Local Mary Eileen Kiernan is a 17-year-old sophomore from Breezy Point.
Al LoVoi from Breezy Point has taken part in many local shows. The judges for the event included, from left, Jerry Cardone (Old Blue Eyes concerts), Judith Rozer (soloist with a number of companies), Jodee Timpone (music teacher at PS 114), Marty Penzer (music teacher at PS 183) and Kenny Vance (of the Planotones).The eventual winner, Lyuba Shchybchyk Rose is both a soprano and a talented pianist. She recently made her American debut with the New Rochelle Opera Company. She is widely celebrated in the Ukraine, where she has performed on television many times.Nicole Mangano, 19, has been performing with the Rockaway Theatre Company for three years.
Jonathon Hare is a lyric baritone from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Anthony Tolve has performed many times in the tri-state area. He is currently enrolled in the opera workshop at the Julliard School.Wendy Garfeld is a soprano who graduated from McGill School of Music and has performed many light operas and musical shows.Milagros Cruz is a soprano who sings with the Pacific Opera Company.
The judges confer. They say it was tough to pick a winner.Pia Toscana, 16, is a junior at LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts.Lia Jewelz specializes in R & B and Hip Hop.The Arverne By The Sea crew sit with Jate and Sandy Doreemus. “Creative Energy” carries on the doo-wop tradition. “Velvet Rose,” a local a cappella group, is made up of Apryl Green, Melissa Biffer and Adele Lleinrock.
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