Blind teen Marlana VanHoose performs at the NBA Finals.
You, too, could sing the National Anthem before a regular season Cleveland Cavaliers game. The Cavs are holding open tryouts on August 29th (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) at the Q to put together a pool of potential performers for next season.
Nothing terribly fancy about the auditions: You or your group (no larger than a quartet) will get 90 seconds to perform the Star-Spangled Banner. You will be videotaped. You will provide a headshot.
And that's about it.
If you sing in the church choir, used to do musicals at your high school, or have long harbored secret ambitions to be the next American Idol, here's your chance.
No age restrictions either, so folks like Marlana VanHoose, the blind 16-year-old who electrified crowds before the NBA Finals, are more than welcome. (The Cavs simply ask that minors be accompanied by a parent or guardian).
No pre-registration is required. Just enter at the Q's main arcade entrance between 10-12 on Saturday, Aug. 29, and then give 'em hell. Here's the only inspiration you'll need:
Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...