Hickory theatre crowns new diva

Hickory theatre crowns new diva

Credit: Ken Burns

Julia Rush (left) and "Madame M" won the Dueling Divas contest on Oct. 1, 2011.

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on October 3, 2011 at 4:59 PM

HICKORY, N.C. – The Hickory Community Theatre has crowned a new “Grand Supreme Diva of the World” after this weekend’s contest to help raise money for the theatre.

Julia Rush was chosen from audience donations over six other contestants Saturday night “Dueling Divas” contest.  In total, $6,101 was raised to benefit the theatre, which is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Molly Bass raised the largest amount but gave the title to Rush, saying “Julia is who I would have voted for.”

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