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Michael Odokara-Okigbo cannot wait to hit the stage this Sunday.

The 2008 Waynflete graduate went on to Dartmouth where he found fame on the TV show “The Sing-Off,” finishing second with his group, the Dartmouth Aires, during season three of the musical talent contest. This Sunday, he returns home to perform with North Shore Acappella, also a hit from the TV show, the local performing groups Zemya, and the Boy Singers of Maine in a benefit concert at Merrill Auditorium, titled, “A Celebration of Dreams.”6-14-TG-celebration-2
“It’s ridiculous,” he said when asked about his upcoming performance. “I’m 23 years old, and I just can’t believe I’m performing at Merrill. I remember going there when I was 12 years old and thinking what a beautiful venue it is. People from all over the world perform there. I’m also excited that I will be premiering a few of the songs from my new EP.”
Odokara-Okigbo is host of the concert, and will perform with each of the three groups. North Shore Acappella is a funny, charismatic quintet that had been performing for more than 30 years. “Every performance is arranged in a way that showcases each singer in a lead role — a trait that very few acappella groups in the country can claim,” according to their website, www.northshoreacappella.com. The group is comprised of Tommy Duarte, Paul Lopes, Jimmy Martin, Vinny Straccia and Guy Chiapponi.

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