Where: Jubilee!, 46 Wall St.
When: Friday, March 15, 7 p.m. $10. http://avl.mx/qy.
Why: We all know that Asheville brims with talented people. You can catch musicians, poets, actors and comedians pretty much any night of the week. But why venue-hop when the area's most talented artists will be in one place, at one time, to show off their skills?
The second annual Asheville Talent Slam will bring together a wide range of acts for an America's Got Talent-style contest. Everything from a didgeridoo/stomp box player to roots rock singers to a talking dog will grace the stage. This year's emcee will be singer-songwriter Erika Jane (pictured, left), who tours with the popular band Red Honey, and judges include local theater veteran John Hall (right).
Last year's first place winner was 14-year-old Hannah Grady, who sang Time to Say Goodbye as recorded by Sarah Brightman. There's no telling who will take home the contest's hefty cash prizes this year, but one thing's for sure: Asheville's got what it takes to launch a constellation of stars.
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