Sundays at the Center features students of the Academy of Performing Arts

Last year's group were performing the Wizard of Oz, and won regional awards and were invited to perform at at the Meadowlands Convention Center in New Jersey. They placed in the top 15 among the international groups of performers.
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DONNA SUMMERALL
Staff Writer

The voice and dance students of the Academy of Performing Arts students will be performing today at 2 p.m. at Sundays at the Center, at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts.

The West Point Clay County Arts Council invites the public to enjoy the voice and dance students of Betty and Thomas Griffin. This group has won numerous award at competitions.

“We are excited to have this group perform for us," Julie Gray, president of the WPCC Arts Council, said. "This event is family friendly and free to the public."

Some of the routines that will be performed have won in the regional competitions, according to Betty Griffin.

"This is an amazing group of young people," Griffin said. "They won a golden ticket last year and were invited to perform at the Meadowlands Convention Center in New Jersey. They were the only group invited from Mississippi. They placed in the top 15 against international competition. They have again won a golden ticket and will return to compete again this year. We are so proud of these young performers."

Griffin said the group is excited to perform in front of a hometown crowd, without it being for a competition.

"The performance should be a lot of fun for the audience," Griffin said. "The performance will be about 45 minutes long with solos, duets and small groups. We travel a lot doing performances, so this is just for fun and the young people are looking forward to today's performance."

This is a great opportunity for grandparents and friends to see what the students are learning at the Academy of Performing Arts without leaving town.

"This is a nice break from competitions," Griffin said. "We will be doing a recital soon. We do two a year. We are working on 'Aladdin' this year. We had a lot of fun doing 'The Wizard of Oz' last year."

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