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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Asian students showcase talent

The applause of more than 500 students echoed throughout the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom Monday night.

The Asian American Student Union’s Got Talent! talent show, part of Asian Kaleidoscope Month, featured performances by singer-songwriters, step teams and comedians.

Contestants were judged on showmanship, precision and technique by a panel of judges.

“The purpose of the talent show is to showcase our student members,” said Phillip Cheng, director of Asian Kaleidoscope Month.

Turnout for the show was higher than expected, Cheng said. The budget for the event was about $2,000.

Jen Kwok, known for her work on Comedy Central and NBC’s Standup for Diversity, was the closing act of the show.

“Even back three, four years ago when I was in school, you would never see a turnout of talent like this,” Kwok said.

Asian Kaleidoscope Month will continue through Nov. 14.

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