Rockin' in Roxboro to benefit Kirby Rebirth
local area musicians will share their talents during Rockin’ in Roxboro, a
talent competition, on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Kirby Theater. The
event is being sponsored by Piedmont Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
national honor society to benefit the Kirby Rebirth: Upstairs-Uptown project to
renovate the second floor of the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex.
in the vocal competition will be: Precious Kenyetta Boyd, Joyce Merritt Deese,
Michael Dixon, Tina Powell Kennedy, David Ramsey, Robin Allman Riggins, Joey
Scott, and Leslie Wyatt.
contestants, who are donating their time and talents to the event, range in age
from teens to grandparents and offer differing styles and experiences. All share
a love for the arts and a desire to promote the arts through the Kirby Cultural
Arts Complex,” said Teresa Burch, a PTK member and chairman for the event.
competition will include three rounds, with three contestants being eliminated
in each of the first two rounds, leaving two artists to compete in the final
round. Prizes will be awarded to the winner and the runner-up.
will be judged by a panel of celebrities who include the reigning Miss North
Carolina Johna A. Edmonds, along with television and radio personalities Mike
Morse, host of WNCN-TV’s “My Carolina Today; Brian Shrader, WRAL-TV reporter
and anchor; and Cody Clark, WQDR radio on-air personality and music director.
dedicating Rockin’ in Roxboro to the memory of Doug Newell, in recognition of
his efforts to support the arts in Person County and specifically the Kirby
Cultural Arts Complex,” said Burch.
Roxboro Mayor Merilyn
Newell will offer remarks in response to the dedication of the event to the
memory of her late husband.
Master of ceremonies will be Ricky Hughes, a
detective with the Roxboro Police Department. Special performers will include
Chuck Dixon of Roxboro, who auditioned for the 2011 American Idol, and Jenna
Scott, daughter of contestant Joey Scott.
the event is $10 per person. Tickets may
be purchased in advance at the PCC
Bookstore on the Piedmont Community College’s (PCC) Person County Campus, the
Kirby Gallery, Footwear Plus, Tricia’s Espresso, and in the Academic Success
Center on PCC’s Caswell County Campus in Yanceyville, or by contacting Teresa
Burch at (336) 504-3862. Tickets also will be available at the door on the
evening of the event.
spearheading the Kirby Rebirth project to raise the funds needed to renovate
the second floor of the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex into usable space for
artists’ studios, galleries, rehearsal and meeting space. The first phase of
the project will include making the event accessible through the addition of an
elevator and new electrical wiring.