Up & Coming Weekly

September 26, 2017

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26 UCW SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 3, 2017 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Melissa M. Reed is on the board of directors for the Autism Society of Cumberland County, or ASCC. Two years ago, she wanted to do some- thing fun and exciting for the community. But she also wanted to do something dif- ferent. As a result, we can now look forward to The Fayetteville Lip Sync Battle. The event will take place Sept. 30 at the Crown Ballroom, 1960 Coliseum Road. The ASCC took inspiration from the television show "Lip Sync Battle," which has roots in an exceptionally popular segment on the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show. Like the show that inspired it, the Fayetteville Lip Sync Battle has quick ly grown into something much bigger and more entertaining than origi- nally expected. When talking about the lineup of contestants, Reed said, "Even outside of their performance, they have a lot of personality." In particular, the group from the Cape Beard Follicles of Freedom, a beard and mus- tache oriented club, has left an impression. Reed said, "They are doing a boy band kind of performance and really have their stage down." They will be making artistic use of a fan, though Cape Beard wouldn't give Reed the details of their performance. Audience votes will decide the battles, and the competition has already begun. Even now, the Fayetteville Lip Sync Battle website is active and allows fans to vote for contestants. A donation of $5 gives one vote for your favorite performer, and a donation of $20 gives five votes. There will also be op- portunities to vote at the event, but Reed noted that if you know a competitor, you shouldn't wait. Competition will be fierce. A performer from Impressive Tresses Salon is slated to lip sync "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper, and Reed said, "I expect her to challenge the Cape Beard guys more than they have expected." After the competition is over and Fayetteville has a new lip sync champion, there will be a dance and celebration at the venue. The competition starts at 7:30 p.m. but, for those interested, there will be a VIP cocktail recep- tion at 6 p.m. Regular tickets sell for $65 and VIP tickets for $75. All proceeds will be used by the ASCC to help parents and caregivers with family members who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Tick- ets and voting will be available both at the venue and on the Fayetteville Lip Sync Battle website, w w w.faynclipsyncbattle.com. Those interested in competing can call (910) 826-9100. Lip Sync Battle Croons for Charity by ALEC NICCUM EVENTS After the competition is over and Fayetteville has a new lip sync champion, there will be a dance and cel- ebration at the venue. ALEC NICCUM, Contributing Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@ upandcomingweekly.com. (910) 484-6200. know in the stay www.upandcomingweekly.com We can help you learn what is happening in and around Fayetteville! In print and online! 208 Rowan St. 910.484.6200 B E S T OF FAYETTEVILLE B E S T OF FAYETTEVILLE B E S T OF FAYETTEVILLE MyNewDeli.com Thank you for voting us "Best" once again! 2153 Valleygate Dr. (Corner of Robeson St./Village Dr.) 90% Healthy 100% Delicious

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