January 2013 – 1 Act (1 Performer)
Age 12 and Under
No performers in this age group this month
Natalie Shanklin, 16 – Played piano and sang (some originals!!!) and played a piano solo
January YAPI News and Notes
YAPI was held the second Thursday of January rather than the regular first Thursday due to the holiday season. Perhaps this is why there was only one performer, but what a wonderful evening it was! The great audience enjoyed a concert by Natalie Shanklin who performed for about an hour and a half, playing the piano and singing. She performed songs by her favorite artists as well as some of her own original material which she co-wrote with Abby Wetzel who was unable to attend. Natalie also performed a piano solo she is working on. When she has learned the whole piece, she has been promised a baby grand piano at home. She’s not far from that goal!
Thanks to the January YAPI audience! There were several people there just to listen and everyone enjoyed Natalie’s performance. We even got a few more people to sign up on the YAPI email list so that they can come enjoy future YAPI events.
Next month, YAPI will return to its regular schedule of the first Thursday of the month so the next YAPl will be the first Thursday in February, February 7. It will be the 10 year anniversary of YAPI! Thanks for your support of this community event that serves youth.
Thanks to Jim at Maui Wowi who stepped up to help with the sound equipment and he even kicked off the YAPI evening as MC. A great big “thank you” to DuAnne Redus, owner of Maui Wowi, for supporting YAPI. It’s nice to have an appropriate venue for YAPI. Thanks also to all those special people who forward this on and who help get the word out about YAPI!
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If you want to check out the last 10 years of YAPI, go to www.brendafreed.com/yapi where there are lists of all the performers by month and YAPI News and Notes in the Archive section going back to 2004, the second year of YAPI.