WNIT's 2014 Michiana's Rising Star talent competition coming to downtown Elkhart

A regional competition to find the next winner of Michiana's Rising Star will be at the Lerner Theatre in Elkhart on Saturday, April 19.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 7:32 p.m.

ELKHART — Actors, musicians and other performance artists will showcase their talents at WNIT Public Televisions 2014 Michiana’s Rising Star competition.

The Lerner Theatre in downtown Elkhart will host one of the regional competitions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19. The event is free.

Contestants will compete at four regional events in April and May that will be broadcast on WNIT channel 34 in July. Top performers from each of the four regions will compete at the WNIT studio each evening from Aug. 3 to Aug. 8 to determine the grand prize winner of Michiana’s Rising Star.

The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and appearances on WNIT programs.

Judges will include area arts professionals, media personnel, professional performers and local celebrities. The public will also be invited to text in to vote for their favorites.

Follow Elkhart Truth reporter Angelle Barbazon on Twitter at @tweetangelle.

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