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Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Search

The Red Hot Mamas, of Huntington, perform at

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) Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Jillian Marsh of Patchogue performs at the inaugural
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Dave Anderson of Sound Beach performs at the
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Paige Patterson of Port Jefferson performs at the
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

The contestants in the inaugural Patchogue Pizzazz Talent
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

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
Photo 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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