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The Underground hosts youth talent competitions

By Staff | Jun 23, 2011

LAHAINA — Aloha, Make My Day Hawaii, a nonprofit memorial foundation with the mission to “Save the Music & Arts in Hawaii,” has launched a summer program for students.

The organization has teamed up with Deejay Blast and The Underground — Lahaina’s only underage club — to provide an opportunity for youth of all ages to show off their talents in front of professional judges.

Every Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the organization will offer free mentoring for modeling, acting, portfolios and how to package your talent professionally.

Then, from 7 to 9 p.m., the contest will be held. Professionals in all fields will judge and mentor the youth, as well as give them a place to gather and enjoy the arts this summer.

The community has donated gifts, including activities, dining, photo services and retail prizes from merchants.

The top overall winner each week will receive a professional website with Focus International Model/Talent Agency.

Winners on July 29 will compete to win a three-day model/talent seminar worth $550 and a spot in the “X Factor” (American Idol’s Simon Cowell’s project) in Honolulu.

Each night at 9 p.m., the dance party begins with tunes by DJ Blast and his large screen laser lights show for young people under 21 only.

The organization seeks anyone who will volunteer as mentors or judges, as well as donations from businesses.

For information, contact Bridgers at (808) 936-9358, e-mail debra@makemydayhawaii.org or visit www.makemydayhawaii.org.