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Lone Butte Casino to Host "American Idol"-Style Televised Talent Show

Think you're better than some of the colorful people on American Idol or think you're Arizona's next Jordin Sparks? Well, you have a shot to prove it next month at Chandler's Lone Butte Casino. The casino will host "Lone Butte Lucky Break," the first in a series of televised talent shows, at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 5.

Performers will be pitted against each other for an opportunity to score an audition with national record labels in Nashville, Las Vegas, and Atlantic City. Wanna-be singers and stage performers will be judged on their crowd appeal, vocal performances, and appearance. The winner will move on to perform in front of influential music producers. And the top performances will air 10:30 p.m. Saturdays on CBS, kicking off February 21.

Singers can sign up at the Cascade Lounge at Lone Butte Casino, 1077 S. Kyrene Road, between 7 and 8 p.m. Thursdays or by visiting the Mix 96.9 FM Web site. Call 1-800-946-4452 for more information.