You Got Talent?

I spent a month at the Center For Life, a center for integrative medicine here at UNM, and the people there are amazing, as is the work they do for their patients. This event should be a lot of fun, so please consider coming out and supporting the Center For Life.

You Got Talent Spotlights Top UNM Performers

In the spirit of Star Search and American Idol, UNM has tapped its most talented for a variety show that includes a jazz quartet, a classical pianist, dancing, vocalists and so much more.

Whittled from 45 auditions to 12 highly entertaining acts performed by UNM faculty, staff and/or students, You Got Talent? is slated May 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m. on UNM’s big stage, Popejoy Hall. Proceeds will benefit the UNM Health Sciences Center’s Center For Life Preventive and Integrative Medicine Specialty Clinic. Tickets are on sale now – $20 for the general public; $12 for students; and $10 for kids 12 years and under. A special package of 50 seats and attendance at the post-performance gala with judges and performers runs $100 per seat.

This cadre of exceptional finalists will be judged by New Mexico Symphony Orchestra Conductor Guillermo Figueroa; Dance Theater Southwest Director Patricia Dickinson; KOB-TV 4 Anchor Tom Joles; UNM Executive Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Paul Roth; and UNM Associate Professor of Music Dr. Patricia Repar. First place prize is $500; second place wins $300; and third place wins $200.

With generous support from Señor Pino Foods, New Mexico State Employee Credit Union and Sandia Oil Company, You Got Talent? promises to be a delightful evening of entertainment that will expand preventive and integrative medical services for patients coping with chronic diseases, and other preventable conditions.

For more information, visit http://hsc.unm.edu/som/cfl or contact the Center For Life directly at 505/925-4551.

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