Originally created 04/10/03

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Lend your voice to competition

The third annual Pantene Pro-Voice music competition is a chance for unsigned female solo artists and female-fronted bands ages 14 to 24 to win a demo-recording contract with Atlanta Records.

Applications are available online at www.pro-voice.com. Applicants are required to write and perform an original song and submit a written copy of the lyrics, a recording on tape, CD or MP3, a completed contest submission form and a photograph. The deadline is May 31.


AARP offering free assistance

AARP is offering free tax help for senior citizens at the following locations:

  • Columbia County: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through April 15 at Gibbs Library. No registration is required, but you need to bring a copy of the previous year's tax return.
  • Richmond County: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays through April 10 at Friedman Branch Library. Assistance in on a first-come-first-serve basis. Also, from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays through April 15 at Maxwell Branch Library. Those older than 50 have priority. Space is limited and in-person registration is required.

    TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Actor Max von Sydow is 74. Actor Omar Sharif is 71. Sportscaster John Madden is 67. Actor Steven Seagal is 52. Actor Peter MacNicol (Ally McBeal) is 49. Singer-producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is 45. Musician Brian Setzer is 44. Actor Ryan Merriman (The Pretender) is 20. Singer Mandy Moore is 19. Actor Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) is 15.

    YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: They say that the more you learn, the luckier you get. You'll have a chance to test that theory this year. Studying and practicing helps, but you'll hit a phase where the struggle starts to dissipate. Hang in there until that happens.

    Contact Lifestyles Editor Erica C. Cline at: 828-2946 or ecline@augustachronicle.com.


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