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Aug 11, 2021

MORNING POINTE “SENIORS GOT TALENT, LEXINGTON” NAMES LUANNE FRANKLIN AS HOST, EMCEE FOR AUGUST 12 SHOW

The Morning Pointe Foundation is proud to present Luanne A. Franklin, director of performing arts for the Lexington Opera House, as its Master of Ceremonies for the 2nd Annual “Seniors Got Talent, Lexington” show coming up on August 12. The stage is set for an exciting lineup produced by the Morning Pointe Foundation in conjunction with Morning Pointe Senior Living at the Lexington Opera House. Acts on deck include a jazz duo, an array of vocalists, senior musicians and entertainers covering many genres and spanning ages 62-98!

A long-time Kentuckian, Ms. Franklin has choreographed numerous Broadway musicals for Lafayette High School and spent 30 years as director of Town & Village School of Dance in Paris, Kentucky. “I am thrilled and honored to be hosting this year’s “Seniors Got Talent, Lexington” talent show for seniors,” said Ms. Franklin. “I love the stage and helping people live out their dream of performing for an adoring crowd. Come join us and see all the senior talent in the Lexington area on August 12!”

“Seniors Got Talent, Lexington” grand finale will be held at 7:00 pm on August 12 featuring local celebrity judges including Whit Whitaker, performing artist and executive director of the historic Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center; Austin Robinson, owner and director of Edge Music Therapy LLC; Alexander Guzman, international ballet competitor; and Lyndy Franklin Smith, performing arts podcaster and co-founder of the Lexington Theatre Company. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners. Tickets for the grand finale can be purchased at the door for $20 or online in advance at lexingtonoperahouse.com. The Foundation’s mission is to provide nursing scholarships to students at local community colleges, as well as provide funding for senior caregiver educational programs.

The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living founded by Tennessee-based senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. The 501(c)3 nonprofit public service organization was created in 2014 to provide caregiver support programs, sponsor educational awareness events, and fund clinical scholarships to advance the care of seniors throughout the Southeast. Morning Pointe Senior Living, headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, develops, owns, and manages 35 Morning Pointe personal care and The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence communities in five southeastern states.

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