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The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in Lumberton will host its ninth annual My Time to Shine Talent Competition at 7 p.m. Saturday March 18.

The popular and competitive competition will feature 20 contestants competing in all categories of talent, from singing and dancing to instrumental and more. Auditions were held in February to determine qualifying contestants to showcase on the theater’s stage.

The winner of this year’s competition will receive a $1,000 cash prize, with second place receiving $500 and third place $250. Additionally, a People’s Choice Award will be chosen based on ticket sales for each contestant and donations made during purchase checkout.

This year’s host will be JD Hill, and this year’s contestants will be the following:

• Jamison Smith
• All I’m Askin’
• Alaira Jacobs
• Allison Radcliffe
• Eric Chavis
• Addison Long
• Harmarnie Blanks
• Chad Barnes
• Morgan Oxendine
• Michael Bertino
• Keith Sowell
• Nora Blake Chadwick
• Ja’Lisa Grate
• Zachary Oxendine
• Danyelle Cotten
• Sara Fox
• Andrew McBroom
• Aaliyah Hunt
• Ryley Floyd
• Braeleigh Hunt

Tickets for the competition are $20 general seating and can be purchased online by visiting www.carolinaciviccenter.com. Tickets also can be purchased in person with credit card or cash from 1-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through the theater’s administrative offices, or by calling 910-738-4339. When available, tickets can also be purchased at the door. Theater lobby box office opens for ticket sales one hour prior to performance.

The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is a restored 1928 treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places that offers visitors a unique and visually stunning experience. The theater is located at 315 North Chestnut Street in the heart of downtown Lumberton. There is plenty of parking around the theater.