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Briefs: Musicians with disabilities can apply for competition

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 12:01 am

Competition for young musicians with a disability

The 2013 VSA Arts International Young Soloists Competition is accepting applications from young musicians ages 14-25 with disabilities. Applicants can win $2,500 and a performance in Washington, D.C. All musical genres qualify: rap, classical and country. Ensembles and bands may also compete as long as at least one member has a disability.

Application deadline is Jan. 15 with a $10 fee.

For a complete set of rules and to apply online, go to ahttp://artsapp.com/iys. For more information, call 416-8898 or email vsainfo@kennedy-center.org.

Auditions planned

Grand Effect Productions has openings for house actors (actors and actresses who'll be paid for participation in a play) for its spring musical “The Misadventures of Nancy Worth” March 10-12 at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St. To audition before Dec. 19, call Paul Allen at 579-6277.