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Buford Teen a 'Stars of Tomorrow' Finalist

Two Gwinnett County teens will be competing for prizes and career opportunities among 10 finalists March 17 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

A Buford teen is one of two Gwinnett County singers who will be competing among the 10 finalists in Variety of Georgia’s Stars of Tomorrow competition Sunday, March 17, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

The Gwinnett finalists are Miranda Alexander of Loganville and Sarah Mootz of Buford. They were selected from among 20 semi-finalists performing in a preliminary round Jan. 13 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta.

The winner, first and second runners-up will receive prizes and career opportunities.

Stars of Tomorrow benefits Variety of Georgia initiatives across the state and spotlights Georgia’s promising young talent.

Tickets for the March 17 competition start at $20. A silent auction begins at 3 p.m. with the performance following at 4 p.m. in the Egyptian Ballroom at the Fox. To purchase tickets, visit www.varietystarsoftomorrow.com.

A nonprofit organization, Variety of Georgia works to improve the lives of children in need who may be challenged by physical and/or mental disabilities, poverty, abuse or neglect. Following the tradition of the first Variety fundraising event, a circus-themed affair held under a big top, clubs are often called "tents" and members "barkers.”

Variety of Georgia Tent 21 was formed in Atlanta in 1939. About 80 percent of its members come from the motion picture industry, but membership is open to others.

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