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The Red Hot Mamas, of Huntington, perform at (Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

The Red Hot Mamas, of Huntington, perform at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan.14, 2012)

Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Search

Twenty-three local acts competed for $1,500 in prize money at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Search. Performers ranging in age from 18 to 82 sang, danced, beatboxed and even performed stand-up comedy for a crowd of 500 people.

Tom Berger, of East Patchogue, performs at the
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Tom Berger, of East Patchogue, performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

The Jeff Puleo Band of Patchogue performs at
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

The Jeff Puleo Band of Patchogue performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Dave Rappa of Smithtown performs at the inaugural
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Dave Rappa of Smithtown performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

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Jillian Marsh of Patchogue performs at the inaugural
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Jillian Marsh of Patchogue performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Julie Franco of Islip Terrace performs at the
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Julie Franco of Islip Terrace performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Kevin Engels of Central Islip performs at the
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Kevin Engels of Central Islip performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Bill Thieben of Patchogue performs at the inaugural
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Bill Thieben of Patchogue performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

James Terdick of Centereach performs at the inaugural
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

James Terdick of Centereach performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

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Dave Anderson of Sound Beach performs at the
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Dave Anderson of Sound Beach performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Key Fitz of Sayville performs at the inaugural
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Key Fitz of Sayville performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Samantha Bancroft of Medford performs at the inaugural
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Samantha Bancroft of Medford performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

The Blue Spruce Cloggers of Mount Sinai perform
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

The Blue Spruce Cloggers of Mount Sinai perform at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Dave and Carol Grube perform at the inaugural
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Dave and Carol Grube perform at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan.14, 2012)

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Paige Patterson of Port Jefferson performs at the
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Paige Patterson of Port Jefferson performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Ernie Cannava of Holbrook performs at the inaugural
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Ernie Cannava of Holbrook performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Anthony Argueta of Brentwood performs at the inaugural
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Anthony Argueta of Brentwood performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

John Sherman of West Babylon performs at the
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

John Sherman of West Babylon performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Emily Hart Conroy of Patchogue performs at the
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Emily Hart Conroy of Patchogue performs at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan. 14, 2012)

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The contestants in the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent
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The contestants in the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show wait for the judges to make their decision, as comedian Key Fitz entertains the crowd. (Jan. 14, 2012)

The Red Hot Mamas, of Huntington, perform at
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

The Red Hot Mamas, of Huntington, perform at the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Show at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Jan.14, 2012)

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