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An Evening of F.A.M.E. annual competition raises $5,500

Foundation of Artists Mentored in Entertainment held its third annual competition, An Evening of FAME, on May 22, at Columbia College, Stage Two Theatre.

The 150 guests raised $5,500 through donations, tickets, and the silent auction.

The event featured guest performances by Taylor Mallory, Level Next Music recording artist; Sheridan Archbold, award-winning opera singer; and John Gurdian, F.A.M.E. creative director. Guest judges were Lili-Anne Brown, artistic director, Bailiwick Chicago; Fabrice Calmels, lead dancer at Joffrey Ballet; Kate Garassino, executive director, Bailiwick Chicago; Dustin Hamilton, co-owner Intrigue Dance & Performing Arts; and Domé Lorusso, choreographer, Black Eyed Peas, Fall Out Boy, Jennifer Hudson.

Carolyn Carney and Katie McGinnis won scholarships to further their careers in vocals and dance respectively.

F.A.M.E. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing struggling artists with the tools needed to create, grow and promote their talent through offering financial assistance and mentorship while keeping the entertainment and arts alive in Chicago. FAME was founded by Lily Liu, president of Lily’s Talent Agency.

For more information, visit fame-chicago.org or call (312) 601-2353.

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