Lincoln's talent ready to go

By: Carol Feineman, Editor
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What do magician Micah Hogan, hula dancers Madison Wellburn and Emily Campaan, singer Trenton Jenkins and 16 Sun City tappers have in common besides all being from Lincoln? They’re some of the entertainers who will be in the inaugural “Lincoln’s Got Talent” show Jan. 23 at Lincoln High School’s performing arts theater. Sponsored by the Lincoln Area Archives Museum and The Lincoln News Messenger, the Jan. 23 talent show is to raise funds for the nonprofit Archives at 472 E St. All proceeds will go to the Archives Museum. As of now, the Archives is running on a bare-bones budget of $7,000, with income coming from donations and support from the Native Sons of the Golden West and the city of Lincoln, according to Archives Museum volunteer Executive Director Shirley Russell. But costs to preserve the museum’s historic documents and artifacts, and keeping the venue open to the public three days a week, are much higher than $7,000. Talent-show tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased at The News Messenger (553 F St.), The Wardrobe (517 G St.) and The Place! (505 G St.). All acts are Lincoln residents. Some are natives, such as 12-year-old Micah. Performing frequently for parties and gatherings, Micah said, “I like doing magic because I get to entertain a lot of people, I get to do something with my hands and I like toying with people’s minds.” For more information about the talent show, call 645-7733. For more information about the Lincoln Area Archives Museum, call 253-9972.