Talent in the Valley - image gallery

7 February 2012

FORT KENT - Many different dance and musical talents played to a full house of approximately 140 members of the audience on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Fox Auditorium on the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus.

The UMFK Alumni Association-sponsored event raised over $700 for the Fort Kent food pantry and for Alumni Association scholarships, and exceeded the Association's goal of at least 100 audience participants for the evening. Meranda Hafford Castonguay, the president of the Alumni Association, and Beurmond Banville introduced acts and provided short biography and summaries for the performers.

anville commented, "I always like these talent nights because you get to see how much talent there is up north."

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JIU PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO - Shown here are the members recreational dance team with JIU Performing Arts, owned by Sonya Charette-Bodo, performing for a full house at the Fox Auditorium in Fort Kent on Saturday night. - Daigle image


 

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JIU PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO - Shown here are the members of another recreational dance team with Charette-Bodo's studio. Susan Bouchard-Devoe and Elden Devoe's two daughters are visible in the foreground. - Daigle image


 

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JIU PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO - Shown here are the members of a competitive dance team with JIU studio.- Daigle image


 

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JIU PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO - Shown here are the members of another competitive dance team with JIU studio. - Daigle image


 

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COURTNEY BIRT - A University of Maine at Fort Kent student shows her skills with the piano and vocal accompaniment. - Daigle image


 

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OLD-TIME MUSIC - From the left, Curt Harvey, Bruno Hicks, who work at UMFK, and Toby Saucier, who also plays with Blistered Fingers, a bluegrass band, are shown here. - Daigle image


 

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FUTURE OPERA SINGER? - Melanie Saucier, an 11th grader at Fort Kent Community High School who will be singing at the annual Franco-American Day at the State House again, showcases her vocal talents at the UMFK Alumni Association Talent Show. - Daigle image


 

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IGLESIAS' HERO - Jared Carney, a local musician who plays with the Rock Dox and The Checkers, plays solo for the crowd of about 140 members at the Fox Auditorium. - Daigle image'


 

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LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM MEETS SCOTT JOPLIN - Charlie Ouellette, a local pharmacist who plays bass for a blues band, plays a selection written by one of the members of Fleetwood Max and by a popular rag-time composer, Scott Joplin, which Ouellette dedicated to his father in the audience. - Daigle image


 

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DYNAMIC REFLECTIONS - Shown here is one of the members of a dance team with Naomi Dionne and Dinah Cyr's studios. - Daigle image


 

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DYNAMIC REFLECTIONS - Shown here are the members of a dance team with Naomi Dionne and Dinah Cyr's studios. - Daigle image


 

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DYNAMIC REFLECTIONS - Shown here is Caitlin Collins, one of the members of Dynamic Reflections. - Daigle image


 

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RAPTURE - From the left, Benita Ouellette, Marilyn Ouellette, and Lena Coriveau are shown in this photo. Benita Ouellette and Lena Corriveau both work at UMFK; 'Rapture' is the name of the group, which features harmonies and positive, Christian-oriented lyrics. Benita spoke for the group, and said, 'The scholarships are terribly important for students to maintain and continue their education. This is very important and we're happy to be a part of it.' - Daigle image


 

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MERANDA HAFFORD CASTONGUAY - The President of the UMFK Alumni Association is shown here helping to raise funds for the Greater Fort Kent Area Ecumenical Food Pantry and for student scholarships. - Daigle image


 

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THE ACADIAN SINGERS - Don Levesque, Roger Damboise, and Charlie Stewart entertained the audience with songs in French and English. They had the audience in stitches with a one of their


 

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FKCHS WARRIORS DANCE TEAM - Shown here are the members of the team, choreographed by Sonya Charette-Bodo. - Daigle image