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David Conger

David Conger

This past Friday, February 10, at Harbor Point Club and Grill in Richardson we had week six of the Reach for the Stars competition. With Pete Cormican having a Party with Pete gig, Lonny Schonfeld, Dan Roark, and Tanya Houston were the judges. Several people who were to perform were taken ill. It’s been that kind of season for a lot of us.

Tanner Usrey, first place winner from week 5, who was to open the show, was one of those under the weather. The rules of the contest state that if a first place winner it unable to open the following week, he forfeits entry into the semi-finals. However, with illness being a valid reason for missing, Tanner will still advance. As will Joe Watson, second place winner from the previous week, who stepped up to come and open the show.

,Joe started the show with four songs, a mix of originals and cover songs. Ordinarily, it would be three songs, but with few competing performers, more songs were needed. Fill-in acts were Cheryl McGuire and Tomas Pineda, Jr. The judges even got into the act, as it were.

Lonny did a Louis Armstrong impression with What a Wonderful World. The only thing missing was the

Anthony and Cindy Lewis

Anthony and Cindy Lewis

handkerchief to wipe away the sweat on his brow. Comedienne Tanya got up on stage for a few routines. Dan closed the show with a few of his songs on ukulele and harmonica.

With only three competitors, David Conger came in first place, Cindy Lewis was second, and Sonja Wade was third.

Anthony and Sonja Wade

Anthony and Sonja Wade

Come on out Friday night for week seven. There is always a lot of good talent. Great music, good food, reasonable drinks,  and a friendly staff. If you would like to play as a fill-in performer or compete in the contest, call Anthony at 214-660-4799. There are spots open for this week. Come show us your talent!

Keep writing the songs that are in your heart.

Peace be with you.

Darren Rozell

Darren Rozell

Last Friday, the 27th of January, was the fourth week of Little Anthony’s Reach for the Stars Talent Review competition at Harbor Point Club and Grill in Richardson. Regular judges, Lonny Schofeld, Pete Cormican, and Dan Roark were in attendance. Tin Man Travis, winner of week three, opened the show. Deano Isaacs, winner of week one, followed.

Contestants for the evening were Barry Healey, Darren Rozell, Jordan “Copperhead Taylor” Bearden, Linda Stone, and Sonya Wade. Fill-in performers were Joey Alcatraz and Tomas Pineda, Jr. with Dan Roark closing the show.

Darren Rozell won and will open the show this Friday. “Copperhead Taylor”came in second, with Sonya Wade coming in third. Darren performed original songs, as did the first place winners of three of the four weeks. After the winners were announced, Tin Man played a couple more songs with Brad Blackwood on harmonica.

The show this week promises to be as good as the previous weeks. Come join us, eat some good food and hear

"Copperhead Taylor"

“Copperhead Taylor”

some great music. The staff is friendly and there are shuffleboard and pool tables.

If you want to compete, call Anthony at 214-660-4799. There might be a couple of spots left.

Keep writing the songs that are in your heart.

Peace be with you.

 

Judges, Dan Roark, Pete Cormican, Lonny Schonfeld, Tanya Houston (not pictured, Larry Cooper)

Judges, Dan Roark, Pete Cormican, Lonny Schonfeld, Tanya Houston (not pictured, Larry Cooper)

Last Friday, the 21st, was the third installment of  Little Anthony’s Reach For the Stars Talent Revue Competition at Harbor Point Club and Grill.  Tanya Houston, comedienne from Ft. Worth, and Larry Cooper, guitarist for Chet Atkins, were guest judges in addition to the three regular judges. Little Anthony, of course, was the MC, while Tomas Pineda, Jr. filmed the show for CI-TV. Opening the show was the first place winner from the 2nd week, Genaro Sendejas. He was followed by Deano Isaac, the 1st week’s winner.

Tin Man Travis

Tin Man Travis

Competing for the evening were John Mason, Jordan “Copperhead” Bearden, Tin Man Travis, James Idley, Cindy Lewis, Denise Alcarez, Ferdie Gonzalez, and Charley Younblood. Larry Cooper, Tanya Houston, and Sonya Wade were fill-in performers. Dan Roark closed the show.

John Mason

John Mason

Following Dan’s set, the winners were announced. Third place was John Mason, second place was Jordan Bearden, and first place was Tin Man Travis. Then Tin Man played another song to close out the evening.

Come on out and see the acts perform for week  four of the Reach For the Stars Competition. Tin Man will open the show. There are always interesting acts and a few surprises. Some of the acts are simply singers, some play an instrument and sing, and some, like Sendejas, Travis, and Mason, perform their original songs.

If you would like to perform, call Anthony at 214-660-4799.

Join us this week. The staff at Harbor Point is very friendly, the food is good, and the drinks are reasonably priced. There is also pool and shuffleboard while you listen to the music.

Keep writing the songs that are in your heart.

Jordan Bearden

Jordan Bearden

Peace be with you.

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