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Someone 2 Know: Take 2 Takes Center Stage for Charity

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Wowing crowds, singing acting and with plenty of dance moves, modeling and music. "Take 2 Performers" will grace the stage once again during their 5th annual "Film, Fashion and Music Through the Decades" production.

"It's a variety show. You'll see Lucille Ball, Bill Cosby, Elvis."
    
Justine Reyes opened "Take 2 Performers Studio" six years ago after a successful career of her own.

"I modeled about 15 years, did commercials in Los Angeles, print campaigns. But I love this side of it. Coming back and helping all the kids reach their goals."
    
But this weekend, Justine's students won't just be featuring their talents; they'll also be showcasing their hearts. The show benefits two organizations, one being the Gabe Kennedy Rehabilitation Support Fund.
    
Back in May, while skateboarding with friends, Gabe was hit by a car and critically injured. He lost his leg as a result of the hit-and-run.
    
Justine was one of the first to stop at the scene and has kept in close touch with Gabe's family.

"He's making great improvements, but still has a long way to go."
    
So, the show will help with recovery costs, but the giving doesn't end there.

The Special Olympics will benefit too as it's long been important to Justine and her family. All because of one young man. Justine's son Easton has Down Syndrome and is quite the entertainer himself.

"I like acting."

"I like improv."
    
The 14-year-old has also earned a brown belt.

"Easton hopes to compete in the Special Olympics in Martial Arts."

That sport - coupled with performing - and Easton is thriving.

"It's helped him with all kinds of things. His speaking, self-confidence. So it's lots of fun to watch him."
    
And the same is true of all her students - who will take center stage this Sunday at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.
    
Tickets are $50.  

For more information, call 853-3375 or go to http://www.take2performersstudio.com/
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