Got talent? The Matsuri Star Talent Search is looking for you

Got a talent to share and need a place to share it?

The Matsuri Star Talent Search is calling for amateur performers of all kinds to compete in this year’s event.

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The finals take place during the Nikkei Matsuri festival, held at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre on Labour Day weekend. To get there, performers have to earn their place by competing on one of three audition days: Sunday, June 23; Saturday, July 13; and Sunday, July 14.

Semifinals will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, with the finals on Sunday, Sept. 1. The grand prize winner earns $500, with $200 to the runner-up.

The competition welcomes acts of all kinds – singers, dancers, gymnasts, instrumentalists, magicians, actors, comedians, poets, martial artists and more.

Auditions run from 1 to 5 p.m. on June 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 13, and 1 to 5 p.m. on July 14.

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