And now... the photos! Closing out August every year in Chicago, Dwyane Wade returns to his hometown for a weekend of charity events raising money and awareness for Wade's World Foundation. One of the main events is the Chicago Has Talent Showcase - a talent show displaying the variety of talents the Chicago youth has to offer.
Last week, we brought you the video (which includes words from Wade himself, judge Michelle Williams (of Destiny's Child), and co-host Tika Sumpter), and now in the slideshow above, we have some cool photos from the Chicago Theatre. In addition to the big-name celebs on hand, also see photos of featured performer Jacob Latimore, judges Billy Dec, David Silbaugh, and Kim Tyler, and last but certainly not least - the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners - Maeya Ryan, Jake Julian, and Kristen Lowe.
I can't emphasize enough how talented not only those three, but all of the performers. Once again, catch the video below in case you missed it and see for yourselves!
Last Saturday, we were on hand for Dwyane Wade's annual Chicago Has Talent Showcase - a talent show for Chicago's youth to express their skills in music, rapping, singing, dancing, spoken word, and more. I love going to the show every year to take in a variety of heartwarming performances that really illustrate an astonishing amount of talent from kids and teenagers of the area. Case in point: 1st place winner Maeya Ryan is an 11-year old pianist who could belt the high notes where if you had your eyes closed, you would think you're listening to Adele. She was amazing. The video above spotlights all of the performers so you can really get a sense of the types of talents on display!
But that's not all! Julian also chatted with one of the judges of the Talent Showcase - former Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams - and one of the co-hosts of the evening, actress Tika Sumpter. Also performing at the Chicago Theatre was Jacob Latimore (who really had the young crowd going crazy) and Coco Jones, and you can see snippets of their performances too. All in all, it was an entertaining show and all for a great cause! Watch all the highlights and interviews above and remember to check out Wade's World Foundation for more!