The mostly young, enthusiastic crowd cheered on their peers at the May 20 show. Singing, dancing and the spoken word were all part of the 101 Community Council and the Goldie Maple Parents Advisory Council’s Unity in the Community Talent Show last week at Goldie Maple Academy. Five judges scored almost 30 acts to determine the first, second and third place winners. The winners were PAL Goldie Maple Academy Beacon Dancers (first place), dancer Charisma Dozier (second place), and singers/dancers Diamond V (third place).
Singer Taqusisha Malone, 9, was one of the youngest to perform in the show.
Diamond V, who came in third in the competition, was a favorite with the young crowd.
Dancer Charisma Dozier came in second. Photo courtesy Denean Ferguson
Duo Ladies of Soul was among the acts to perform early in the show.
The PAL Goldie Maple Academy Beacon Dancers were awarded first place in the competition. Photo courtesy Denean Ferguson
The judges included Assemblywoman Michele Titus, right, and Republican District leader Jane Deacy, left. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg
Guitarist and singer Robert Rodriguez.