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ConnectAbility talent show this Friday
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Rion Paige, who was a finalist on the X Factor in 2013, was the special guest and host of the 8th annual ConnectAbility Night of Stars Talent Show Jan. 26, 2018. Paige will be returning to the Performing Arts Center in Dawsonville to host the talent show that begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 25. - photo by Jessica Taylor

The ConnectAbility Night of Stars Talent Show will be coming back to the Dawson County Performing Arts Center this Friday to highlight adults and children of all abilities on the stage.

In its ninth year, the annual talent show provides children and adults with disabilities the chance to shine on stage by performing their special talents in front of a crowd.

From musical performances to dance routines to poetry readings and magicians, the talent show celebrates them all.

ConnectAbility, a Dahlonega-based nonprofit dedicated to the support of adults and children with special needs, has partnered with the Dawson County Exceptional Children Unified Tigers program again this year.

The Unified Tigers will be serving up concessions like their famous coffee during Friday’s event.

Last year’s special co-host Rion Paige, a 2013 X Factor finalist, will be returning this year to host and perform at the show.

Attendance and concessions are free and all are welcome to attend. For those interested in attending, please visit to sign up and reserve admission.

The ConnectAbility Talent Show will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 25.

The Performing Arts Center is located next to the Dawson County High School at 1665 Perimeter Road in Dawsonville.