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Try-outs for
Mendonoma Idol

Sunday, July 29, 2007, noon to 6:00 p.m.
Gualala Arts Center

Mendonoma Idol KTDE, The Tide radio in conjunction with the Gualala Arts Local Eyes Series is pleased to announce Mendonoma Idol 2007!

We are in hot pursuit of outstanding vocal talent on the Redwood Coast. If you have always dreamed of singing on stage now is your chance - tryout for Mendonoma Idol. Applicants are welcome in three categories: Junior Idol - 7-12 years, Teen Idol - 13-19 years, & Adult Idol 20 years and up. Tryouts will be held at Gualala Arts Center on Sunday July 29, from 12:00 - 6: 00 p.m.

It's easy to try out - come prepared with a 2-3 minute song that best demonstrates your singing ability and sing it a cappella for our panel of judges. The tryouts will be closed so you need not get too nervous as you will only be performing in front of our 5 judges. Twelve finalists in three divisions will be selected by our panel of judges at the tryouts. The contestants that did not make it as finalists will have the option of being part of the Mendonoma Idol Chorus that will perform at the event.

Mendonoma Idol, 2006 Finalists will perform for the public and compete for prizes and the title of Mendonoma Idol on Saturday, September 29, from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Gualala Arts Center. Winners in the Junior and Teen divisions will receive a $500 Savings Bond; the adult winner will receive $500 cash! All winners will make their radio debut on KTDE with a personal interview and Live performance, and we'll produce a CD of your winning song!

Don't wait, sign up now! Pick up an entry form at KTDE radio station, Gualala Arts Center, the Dolphin Gallery or Aquascape Plus, or download a Mendonoma Idol entry form here. Applications are also available at Completed forms must be submitted no later than July 15, 2007.

Don't miss this opportunity to see and hear some of our amazingly talented local vocalists. Tickets will go on sale in May. Regular tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show for adults; $10 in advance, $15 day of show for youth under 12. Premium, stage side café tables are $35 adults and $25 for youth under 12. The café tables comfortably seat three, maybe 4. Tickets are available for purchase at Gualala Arts Center, KTDE radio, Aquascape Plus, the Dolphin Gallery and Four Eyed Frog Bookstore in Gualala.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.