Newton Has Talent, Rotary club talent show, hosted by matty in the morning

“Matty in the Morning” to host Newton Has Talent

The Rotary Club of Newton is pleased to announce that Matt Siegel, the genial host of Kiss 108’s “Matty in the Morning” will be hosting this year’s Newton Has Talent competition. The popular Matt Siegel has had an illustrious career which dates back to 1972 when he was selected to emcee his high school talent show.Years later, while student teaching at Stony Brook University, a professor who was amused by his classes directed him towards show business.  After radio jobs in New York and Arizona, Matt joined Kiss 108 in 1980 and “Matty In The Morning” has been a staple of the morning commute ever since.  Newton Has Talent is delighted to have him as part of its effort to raise money for the community service projects of Newton Rotary.

The 10 contestants for this year’s show are the Newfoundlanders, Andrew Larson, Drew Nolan & Ariana Mathews, Marina Vachon, Yumi Lee & Eun Young, Toy Boat, Jo & the Heritage, Becca Kraft, David Mapes-Frances and Mira Li.

Newton Has Talent will be held on March 30th at the Newton North High School Auditorium.  Doors open at1:30 and the show starts at 2:00pm.  Tickets are available at and at the door.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students & children.  Raffle and auction items will also add to the fun!

The Newton Has Talent process began with 42 individuals and groups uploading their YouTube© auditions to  This group was narrowed to 20 semi-finalists whose auditions were then voted on by the public and judges.  The resulting 10 finalists will perform at the live show on March 30th.

Our Celebrity Judges for Newton Has Talent are internationally renound classical guitarist Zaira Meneses,  dance teacher and Boston Ballet collaborator Rebecca Rice and musician and executive director of The Record Company Matthew McArthur.

Winners will take home $1000 for first, $500 for second and $250 for third places.  Don’t miss this exciting family event!

Newton Has Talent, Rotary club talent show, hosted by matty in the morning


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