“Mr. Las Vegas Idol” Today with Wayne Newton at Dixie State College

ST. GEORGE –  Dixie State College of Utah, in conjunction with the DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival, will host “Mr. Las Vegas Idol” during Wayne Newton’s visit to campus today.

The event will take place as part of a special press conference this afternoon at the DSC Eccles Fine Arts Center Main Stage Theater. The event runs from 2:30-4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Newton has engaged students and faculty of DSC for the production of his documentary film, “Wayne Newton: A Native American Legend,” to premiere at the opening gala for DOCUTAH on Sept. 8. Specifics on DOCUTAH 2011 and Wayne Newton’s collaboration with DSC for this documentary are included in detail in our earlier story.  Today, Dixie students competing for the chance to sing with Newton at the end of the”Mr. Las Vegas” contest will include:  Emily Flegal, a broadcast journalism major; Karman Wilson, communication; Keith Goodrich, majoring in music; and Jessica Baird, reigning Miss Dixie State College. Newton, himself, will take judges and audience votes into account before announcing the first ever “Mr. Las Vegas Idol” winner. Contestants will each compete to the famous Newton-made classic, “Danke Schoen.”

It’s not often that a legend like Newton is so present in St. George; an opportuinity to our local would-be idols, to be sure!

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