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‘America’s Got Talent’ sensation to perform Saturday

Alice Tan Ridley

On Saturday, February 9, at 7 p.m., Arts Alive will present the “New York Subway Idol,” Alice Tan Ridley, at the Robinson/Olsson Auditorium in West Point.

In 2010, after 20 years of performing in subway stations, Ridley decided to take a leap of faith and audition for “America’s Got Talent.” She wowed the judges with a phenomenal rendition of the Etta James classic “At Last,” and the entire nation took notice. Ridley’s raw power and charm immediately resonated with both the judges and the audience, and she was sent to Hollywood to compete in the finals.

The New York Post, People Magazine, Perez Hilton, Popeater, and Oprah Radio all gave glowing reviews immediately after hearing Ridley’s voice. Gayle King remarked on Oprah Radio, “Alice showed the country her vocal skills . . . and boundless talent. She has enough talent to be an international sensation.”

Individual tickets for this show are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors over age 65, and $10 for students, and group rates are available at $15 each for groups of 10 or more. 

Alice Tan Ridley tickets are available online at (individual tickets only), at the C&F branches in West Point, or can be reserved by calling 804-843-3475 or emailing (call or email for group tickets). 

Videos of Arts Alive performers are also available at

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 02.06.2013

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