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Seniors Got Talent Information – Chattanooga

On September 13th, 2022, 10 Seniors performed in the Big Show “Seniors Got Talent” at the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall.


Congratulations to all contestants for a superb performance! 

The Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent Chattanooga People’s Choice Award went to Keith and Carolyn Bobo, both 71! This musical duo wowed the crowd with their performance of “His Grace Is Sufficient.”

Our 3rd place went to the ballroom dancing group, Choo Choo Diamonds. The team, ages 66-75, danced to “Funky Mama.”

2nd place went to singer and guitarist John Ludington, 76, with his original song, “She’s All of We,” that he wrote for his daughter.

1st place went to 64 year-old singer and guitarist Randall Farrell. He performed his original song, “Mystery of Love.”

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All proceeds benefit the work of the Morning Pointe Foundation providing nursing scholarships and caregiver support programs. 

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Enjoy a short recap of Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent Chattanooga, TN 2022.

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Anchor for WTVC Newschannel 9 morning/noon news

Since July 2013, WTVC Newschannel 9 morning/noon anchor Greg Funderburg has been helping Chattanooga viewers start their day.  And in that time, he has become a viewer-favorite due to his vibrant personality and lively approach to storytelling. He was voted Best of the Best TV Personality by readers of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, as well as Best TV Personality in Chattanooga Business Elite’s Black Excellence Awards in 2021.

Prior to joining the WTVC news team, Greg was a reporter and fill-in anchor with the FOX affiliate in Greenville, South Carolina. The veteran broadcaster has also made stops at other stations throughout the southern region including Columbus, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama.  


Carla Pritchard

Owner of Chattanooga Presents

For the past 25 years, Carla’s work has provided artistic direction, fund raising and visioning for a wide array of public celebrations, many of which have become signature events for downtown Chattanooga, such as the grand opening celebrations for Coolidge Park in 1999 and the 21st Century Waterfront in 2005, Nooga Splash, the Nightfall Concert Series, 3 Sisters Festival, RiverRocks, and Ice on the Landing.


Nina Coppinger

Music Teacher for Cadek Conservatory & St. Jude School

Nina Coppinger spent several years teaching piano and music classes privately and for Cadek Conservatory and St. Jude School. Later she was named the choral director at Loftis Middle School where she directed several musicals and had many performances of well over 200 students before retiring in 2012. She continues teaching piano and recently retired from a part time job in the marketing department at TVFCU.Nina is married to Jim, has 2 grown children, 2 grandchildren and a Mini Goldendoodle named Max.

Rodney Van Valkenburg

Executive Director of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre

Rodney is Executive Director of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Rodney started at the CTC (known then as the Little Theatre) in 1983 as the first full-time Youth Theatre Director. He served for more than 18 years as Director of Programs and as Director of Education. Before coming back to CTC, Rodney was Vice President of ArtsBuild.

Rodney has been a participant in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Partners in Education program since 2003 and served on the program’s Advisory Committee. Rodney served as the coordinator for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County, TN Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child site also through the Kennedy Center.

Steve Darmody

Award Winning Christian Recording Artist

Steve Darmody is an award winning Christian recording artist who has been regarded as one of the outstanding voices in gospel music. He has recorded eight CDs with some of the finest musicians and producers in Christian music. His voice has been compared to Bing Crosby and Pat Boone thus giving him the nickname, “the milkchocolate voice of gospel music”. He has been featured internationally at stellar events and in some of the most celebrated venues like Carnegie Hall, The Washington Cathedral, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Pentagon and for the US Senate. He’s toured in all 50 states and in 48 countries for a cumulative concert total exceeding 4000. Mr. Darmody performs for all denominations and has appeared dozens of times on national Christian telecasts such as the Trinity Broadcasting Network, 3ABN, Daystar, Crossroads, and others. While serving as president of Morning Song Music for forty years, Mr. Darmody has maintained a rigorous performance schedule until Covid moved him to a new career in real estate. 


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