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KTDE, The Tide, and Local Eyes present:
Mendonoma Idol

Mendonoma Idol 2007: Finale
Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Gualala Arts Center
Mendonoma Idol 2007: Joselyn Malik Mendonoma Idol 2007: Gina Jimenez


Congratulations to Joselyn Malik (at left), the Junior Competition winner, and Gina Jimenez (at right), the Adult Competition winner. Each will have a chance to record their song and have it played on KTDE radio and be the reining Mendonoma Idol champions for 2007.

Gualala Arts Local Eyes Series, in conjunction with local radio station, KTDE 100.5 FM, "The Tide" are proud to present "Mendonoma Idol 2007."

On this night, $1,000 worth of prizes will be awarded! The junior Mendonoma Idol 2007 will walk away with a $500 savings bond, and a check for $500 will be awarded to the adult winner.

Contestants in the Junior competition are Joselyn Malik, Suzanne Kritz, Elise Allen, Davina Rose Allen, Shayna Wilson, Iliana Sanchez, and Rachael Kritz. Competing for the Adult prize are Candace Moore, Paige Fulkerson, Gina Jimenez, Phil Atkins, Veleda Buck, Tim Johnson, Laurie Kreger, and Ana Sanchez.

This year's judges are Jan Harris, Gayiel Von, Haidi Hatfield, Bill Brown aka Willie B., and Lynn Bevier. Returning as the Host and Master of Ceremonies will be Liz Redfield aka "The Lizzard in the Radio" whose "Lizzard's Lounge - crank it up & rip the knob off" can be heard week days from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on The Tide, KTDE 100.5 FM. The production is being co-directed by Amie Heath, KTDE Station manager, and Tony Ariola, host of Teo's Tunes.

This year will also feature a choral performance sung by all the contestants, as well as solo performances by last years' winners, Keelyn O'Brien and Haidi Hatfield. Musical accompanists are Don Krieger, Wayne Harris, and Sue Bohlin. Like last year's event, Mendonoma Idol 2007 will help raise funds for much needed equipment upgrades for the radio station.

Tickets available now & going fast at the Gualala Arts Center, The Dolphin Gallery, Aquascape Plus, and The Tide Radio Station. General seating tickets are $20 for Adult & $10 for children under 12 years old. Or get up close with ringside seats with cabaret table seating for $35 for adults & $25 for children under 12 years old. Last year's Mendonoma Idol event sold out, so get your tickets today!

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

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