MENIFEE'S GOT TALENT

2021 Online Edition

This is an annual Arts Council Menifee event normally taking place every Spring.

As you all know, life has not been normal for awhile and we did not have a 2020 talent show. 

THANK YOU PERRIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

This year our show was only possible with the generous help and support from the Perris Union High School District for providing the venue and the expertise of the staff, employees and students of the district, along with our ACM volunteers and, of course, our very talented performers. 

Perris Unified High School District

Superintendent: Grant Bennett

Executive Director of Technology: Joseph Williams

Heritage High School Staff

Principal: mark Harrell

Theater Teacher: Greg Newman

Video Production Teacher: Nicholas Kalantar

Video Production Students: Evelyn Hernandez Barba and Sydney Mathews

and the Custodial Staff preparation of the facilities we used

Arts Council Menifee - "Bringing the Arts to Menifee and Local Artists to the Public"

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John Anderson, Pianist
John Anderson, Pianist

At 33:42 in the show, John Anderson plays Six Wives of Henry VIII, by Rick Wakeman. I'm 58 years old and have been playing the piano since I was 16. There were many years of struggling with addition and homelessness. I have been clean for 12 years and now live in Sun City with my wife. I love to play the piano.

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Ballet Folklorico of Menifee
Ballet Folklorico of Menifee

At 22:45 in the show, the Ballet Folklorico of Menifee, directed by Lorena Hancock, dance traditional and cultural folk dance of Mexico. This group of 12-16 year old performers have been seen throughout the Inland Empire, including many local Menifee events. Tonight's performers include: Sofia: 16 Jose: 14 Alicia: 13 Claudia: 13 Emanuel: 12 Esteban: 12

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Camden Brown, Singer/Performer
Camden Brown, Singer/Performer

At 14:00 in the show, Camden Brown performs Alexander Hamilton. I'm 9 years old and in 4th grade. I love to sing, act, play piano and guitar and make beats on Garage Band. I was one of the winners of the Boys and Girls Club "The One" competition in 2018 and have performed at various local community venues.

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Gavin Carney, Bassist/Composer
Gavin Carney, Bassist/Composer

At 50:20 in the show, Gavin Carney plays his original composition, Innate Idiosyncrasy. I'm a 26 year old bassist and composer, performing solo works on bass guitar. I also am the bassist for pop band Billy and the Rebels and the progressive rock band Macro.

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Megan Cortes, Singer
Megan Cortes, Singer

At 57:15 in the show, Megan Cortes sings Never Enough, from the musical Greatest Showman. I'm a mom of two amazing sons. Now that my boys are a little older, I'm trying to carve out some much needed me time to focus on my passion for singing and music.

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Saqueen Ghimire, Singer
Saqueen Ghimire, Singer

At 00:17 in the show, our first performer, Saqueen Ghimire, sings My Heart Will Go On, from the movie Titantic. I am a 10 year old girl from Menifee extremely interested in singing. I sing cover songs and recorded my own original song in Nepali language.

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Cheri Gilbert, Singer
Cheri Gilbert, Singer

At 43:36 in the show, Cheri Gilbert sings, New York State of Mind by Billy Joel. I moved to Menifee three and a half years ago and enjoy the karaoke scene. I won 2nd place in a Karaoke contest in the women's division for California which sent me to Las Vegas for Nationals.

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Jonathan Greenberg, MC
Jonathan Greenberg, MC

A pillar in our city, Jonathan Greenberg again is our Master of Ceremonies as he introduces each of our performers. Retired from the Perris Unified School District I continue to promote, educate and get involved in events like this in and around Menifee.

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James Allen Ivey, Singer
James Allen Ivey, Singer

At 01:07.04 in the show, James Allen Ivey sings a Frank Sinatra favorite, Nice and Easy. I'm 69 years old and a college professor at San Jacinto that sings classics as a hobby.

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We appreciate any donation you would like to make to the Arts Council Menifee

so we may continue to showcase the many talents we have here in our great city.