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Karla Trevino and Eric Sebastian Galindo won the first “Oak Cliff’s Got Talent” Extravaganza talent show sponsored by the Oak Cliff Lions Club and held in the Bishop Dunne auditorium The two danced to “Jarabe Niyarit” and their Ballet Folklorico wowed the crowd.

Oak Cliff Teens Prove They Have Lots of Talent!

A duo of dancers dazzled the crowd with their Ballet Folklorico and won the $500 top prize

Eric Sebastian Galindo and Karla Trevino won the first “Oak Cliff’s Got Talent” Extravaganza talent show sponsored by the Oak Cliff Lions Club and held in the Bishop Dunne auditorium on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

The two danced to “Jarabe Niyarit” and their Ballet Folklorico wowed the crowd.

Second place went to singer/songwriter/guitarist Emma Kitto who sang her original song, “Little Whispers.” Her strong vocals and excellent guitar playing earned her the $250 second prize.

A dance troupe from W.E. Greiner Middle School, Dance Company 1, directed by Susan Savarese, came in third with their rousing rendition of the Latin Fusion song, “Let’s get Loud,” by Jennifer Lopez.

Other acts included classical pianist Claire Braddick, playing Rachmaninoff Prelude, Justus Clark reciting an original poem title, “Click Clack Pow,” and two Bishop Dunne students, Rubin Leos and Heath Kuykendall, singing a duet made famous by Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., “Me and My Shadow.” Kaci Mills and Valery Tinajero also sang solos for the appreciative crowd made up of Oak Cliff Lions Club members, students from a dozen Oak Cliff area schools, and parents and friends of the talented performers on stage.

The Extravaganza included a raffle drawing for a $2,500 VISA card. Second prize was a weekend at a lake house and third prize in the raffle was a $200 gift certificate to the Dallas Grilled Cheese Company in Bishop Arts.

Celebrity judges volunteering their time for the first-of-its kind event were Michael A. Jenkins, past president of Dallas Summer Musicals, and president of Oak Cliff-based Leisure and Recreation Concepts Inc., or LARC, Michelle Metzger, former Miss Texas and a current Public Relations executive and Talent Scout James Casaerez.

Funds raised from the evening will go to support local charities and International Lions Club charities.

The Oak Cliff Lions Club meets weekly at noon in Weiss Auditorium except for the “Zoo Day” once a year on the first Wednesday of June.

The club also hosts a monthly Farmer's Market in Oak Cliff. See the Farmer's Market Facebook page for more information or contact Sara Kitto: sara.kitto@oakclifflions.org

Carol Donovan carolcdonovanpc@aol.com John P. McCall john@attorneymccall.com for more information.

To attend a luncheon and for more information see: www.oakclifflions.club