Hoosier Star competition is Sept. 7

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The LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra proudly presents the 14th annual Hoosier Star competition on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Civic Auditorium in LaPorte. Ten finalists will be competing for the title after winning a preliminary round this past March.

Hoosier Star is divided into two categories: Youth – 17 and under, and Adult – 18 and older.

The finalists are:

— Youth Division: Jamileh Cornejo – LaPorte; Joseph Giuliani – LaPorte; Rebecca Lane – Portage; Ella Moon – Crown Point; Raul Palma – LaPorte

— Adult Division: Laura Carns – Hebron; Billy Cox – Hobart; Clara Hooton – New Carlisle; Tim Hester – Wheatfield; Joseph Stewart – Michigan City

These 10 finalists will compete in their divisions for the title of 2019 Hoosier Star. The adult winner receives $1,000. The youth winner receives $500. Each finalist will sing a song of their choice with the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Alastair Willis. “I am thrilled to be back collaborating with the LCSO and fantastic statewide talent for this year’s Hoosier Star!” Willis said.

The 2019 Hoosier Star competition is made possible with support from Horizon Bank, NIPSCO, LaPorte Hospital and V. Michael and Cherri Drayton.

Finalist bios and tickets are available at www.HOOSIERSTAR.com or at one of these ticket outlets: Roxy Music Shop, 1012 Lincolnway, LaPorte; LaPorte Civic Auditorium, 1010 Ridge Street, LaPorte; LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau/Marquette Mall, 4072 S. Franklin St., Michigan City

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Food and drink from Indiana Deli, Ivy Tech, Little’s Chocolates and a cash bar will be available.

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