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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Talent show for people with disabilities

The public is invited to attend a free talent show featuring the performances of youth and adults with developmental disabilities.

"Highland Has Great Talent" will be Saturday, Aug. 14, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Highland Community Center, 14224 Bel-Red Road.  The event will also feature light refreshments and door prizes. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit specialized recreation programs for people with disabilities. 

The youngest performer will be Morgan Lawrence, Jr., a 13-year old violinist who dreams of becoming an "American Idol."  Lawrence, who has autism, first picked up an instrument at age four and can learn music just by listening to it.

The show will also feature the talent of singer Sherry Hegna, 42, who has a brain disorder.

Bellevue's Highland Center is producing the show to provide these and other youth and adults with an opportunity to showcase their talents, and to give the public an opportunity to see how extraordinary these individuals are.

The Highland Center provides people with disabilities opportunities for recreation, socialization and learning, so they can participate more successfully in the community. To do this, the center provides a wide range of classes in sports, drama, cooking, dance, art and special events. 

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Highland Community Center
14224 Bel-Red Road
PO Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Kim Indurkar
Phone: 425-452-6105
E-mail: kindurkar@bellevuewa.gov

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