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September 3, 2010

Puttin� on the Hits lip sync contest approaching


Looking for an evening of good music and high-energy entertainment, then plan on attending Cowley College’s 21st annual lip-sync contest, Puttin’ on the Hits. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 16 in the Robert Brown Theatre on the main campus in Arkansas City. Tickets are $2 and may be purchased in the Humanities Office inside the Brown Center or at the door.

Sixteen acts will have three minutes apiece to entice the crowd with their song and dance routines. Students will compete for cash prizes, while the staff, faculty and administration category is going to be set up as a showcase of their talent.

The event, which began in the late 1980s, is one of the highlights of the fall semester at Cowley.

“It should prove to be another exciting year of Puttin’ on the Hits,” theatre and theatrical services director Scott MacLaughlin said. “The event really showcases our campus and the family atmosphere we have here. It’s nice for people to see a different side of the college that they don’t normally get to see.”

Last year, Shaelynn French and Ian Sutton won the first place prize of $50 in the small group category, while Act One was awarded $50 and the first place prize for the large group category.

Among the faculty and staff that performed at last year’s event, Ben Schears, executive director of enrollment and outreach services, and Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs, teamed up to entertain the crowd with their performance of "A Whole New World”, while being dressed as mustard and ketchup bottles.

Another tradition of the evening is the playing of “Name That Tune” between acts. The game gives members of the audience a chance to also win cash.

Entry forms are available in the Humanities Office and are due by Monday, September 13.