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Set the Stage 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:00PM

East High School Auditorium

  • May 2018

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Set the Stage 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:00PM

Waterloo, IA

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Set the Stage 2018

Hosted by Wes B and Socialite Suzi

True Talent Dance

Set the Stage welcomes the newest addition to the Cedar Valley dance world.  TTD has been featured in the Cedar Valley Fashion Week and brought the house down.  Mixing styles stemming from Hip Hop, the group ranging in ages from  6 – 16, they are going to set the tone!!

These are two of the most talented R&B/Neo-soul singer in the Cedar Valley. Both have traveled the country performing but this is the first time they will be taking the stage together.  With a special mix of Daniel Caesar’s, “Best Part” and “Brokenhearted” by Brandy and Wanya Morris

King Tez

A Hip Hop artist from San Antonio, Texas, Anthony Cortez aka (King Tez) is entering his senior year.  This bi-lingual performer will have you on the edge of your seats with his drive and energy on stage .

Tatum Talbert

Winner of “The Next Pop Icon” Tatum has been performing since she was a child and has not slowed down. She has an ability to make any cover her own.  The power of her voice in undeniable and she is going to bring energy, drama and presence to the stage.

Waterloo Writing Project

For the last few years these young people that been working with writers and poets developing their talents.  They will be presenting an original piece featuring several students that have been working


A distinctly unique talent from Waterloo. Abstract always challenges your perceptions through is positive lyrics, haunting beats and futuristic visuals he always comes with an “abstract” experience for the audience

Ladii K

Hailing from Mikwaukee, Wisconsin, LeKeithia Rowser has kicked in the door of the of the Cedar Valley music scene. Writing rhymes with her older brother at the age of 8, word play was a talent she found early.  Her hard hitting lyrics and powerful delivery tells you that she means business and does not play any games.  She will be doing an original song that will be her new single this summer, “Love Me”.

Aries Godd & Highvision

This dance duo will leave you speechless

Daniel Mitchell

Singing since the age of 4, now 14, Daniel is an ambitious young man that is active in his church choir as well as the city honor choir and show choir

Four Women – Celeste Bembury, Felicia Smith, Stazsa Phillips, Kenesha Davis

These four celebrated and decorated Classical, Jazz, R&B and Gospel vocalist are bringing a fresh breath to Nina Simone’s Four Women. 

Brooklynn Smith and Brooke Dunn

These young ladies redefine what middle school talent looks like.  In their 13 years both of these young ladies have racked up quite the performance resumes.  Recreating a Monica and Brandy classic is sure to be a crowd pleaser


This dynamic hip hop artist producer has been traveling the country working with up and coming artist as well has veterans in the game (Too Short, E-40, Yukmouth).  Returning from 2 tour dates with TechNine for the 3rd year he released his new project “LOUD” in April and will be bringing a performance with some surprises for the audience.

DreamGirls Tribute (Ahmad Madlock, Brook Dunn, Brooklynn Smith, Janaya Wilder, Nevaeh Brock, Molly Wilson)

Waterloo Gospel Allstars & Gift of Life Praise Dance Team – Under the direction of Sis. Kenesha Davis

A collection of singers from across the city comes together for a medley of gospel music that will surely stir your soul.  The praise dancers from Gift of Life Ministries will add the touch to this worship experience that will be amazing

Executive Producer: Waterloo Homecoming / Nissen and Nalls

Director/ Producer: Felicia Smith Nalls        Stage Manager: Angie Nissen

Music Director: Dante Ware Band: Matt Hartleip, Matthew Anderson, Jardez Hollingsworth, Lee Nguyen           Backgroud Vocal Coordinator: Kaonna CreightonProduction Assistant: Tarik Cherry   Talent Coordinator: Yoshida Thomas Front of House Manager: Lakita Clark and Marcena Clark

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