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First free on demand talent search cable show now playing show features talent from area

“American Idol “came first; then A”merica’s Got Talent.” And now the Carolinas have a talent search-based TV show to call their own. It’s called “Sonic Records Showcase.” Besides having regional appeal, the show holds the distinction of being one of the first ondemand talent search shows in the nation and is the first such program in North and South Carolina.

The show gathers talent, including singers, bands and acoustic acts, from clubs and venues around the Carolinas. It is hosted by husband-and-wife team Debbie and Bobby Locke of Winston-Salem. Both have been involved in talent-search programs since 1992. They were once featured on “Entertainment Tonight” for their show “Karaoke America,” and on CNN in 2001 for their show “Fast Track to Fame” which is now on the Speed channel.

“Reaction to the talent-search events and the prospect of being on this type of medium has been very good” says Bobby Locke. Some people have a hard time believing that they are going to be on a cable channel for 10 days at a time, 24 hours a day, in all of the Carolinas. Now that the one-hour show is running, it is much easier to understand the concept.

Anyone with Time Warner digital cable can watch the show by going to “Find It on Demand” Channel 1083. “Sonic Records Showcase” is listed under the “Arts and Entertainment” heading and also the “All Listings” heading. The first show airs on Time Warner’s Find it on Demand Channel 1083 July 1 through July 10.

Resist, a talented band from Lexington, will be aired in the first show beginning July 1. They will be performing an original song entitled “Blood for Oil.” Country Kevin, a singer from King, will also be featured in this show, along with talent from all over the Carolinas.

Talent audition information is available on www. SonicRecords.com. One may also obtain information by e-mailing Debbie@SonicRecords.com or calling 336.774.3933.

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