Spotlight on Talent marks 37th year

While television talent competition shows, such as “America’s Got Talent,” “American Idol” and “Dancing with the Stars” draw massive audiences — a local event has those national programs beat in terms of staying power. This will be the 37th year that Spotlight on Talent has invited young people with assorted talents to show off their skills at a regional competition. Besides communities … [Read more...]

Winners announced for “Spotlight on Talent”

The “Spotlight on Talent,” a regional performing arts competition for people, has wrapped up its 36th annual competition. The final two shows were held on March 19 at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel High School. Hundreds of people attended each show to watch the contestants compete, according to a news release from Barbara Friedman, who oversees the competition. More than 230 … [Read more...]

Local teen moves on to next round on ‘American Idol’

Zach D’Onofrio has received a Golden Ticket, and his next national appearance on American Idol will be during Hollywood Week. The 17-year-old Wiregrass Ranch High School student impressed judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie with “The Way You Look Tonight,” a Frank Sinatra song. When he appeared before the celebrity judges in New York, the first thing he did was give each of them … [Read more...]