By Ann Butler
Phase 1 of The Durango Voice was held Feb. 25 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Henry Strater Theatre. Benefiting Manna, it was a great evening of entertainment, with music from Patsy Cline and Adele to Big Band and original compositions.
The judges – Kevin Bell, Caprice Fox, Jill Holly and Nuriya Akers – had their work cut out for them, eventually moving 13 singers into the finals. The judges will coach their singers over the next month before the April 1 finals, which I guarantee will be a hot ticket.
Finalists are Maya Johnson, Delaney Kehm, CV Wells, Celeste Moore, Janet L. Peterson (who sang one of my all-time favorites, “I’ll be Seeing You”), Kayla Christensen, Daniel Russell, Julie Hartline, Davin Wills, Elle Caldwell, Sophie Maja Hughes, Susan Givens and Gyana B. Gomar.
Tickets are $35, and are available at www.henrystratertheatre.tix.com.
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