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Broadway Babes look to take act to the next level

For three Kennewick babes, singing is what life's about. Those babes -- The Broadway Babes, to be exact -- are the Evans sisters: Corrin, 17, Hannah, 14, and Katie, 13.

The sisters have been harmonizing since they were tykes.

"We've been singing together ever since we could talk," Corrin said.

You can hear the trio when they perform Jan. 29-30 at the Honor Hometown Heroes concert presented by Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines.

The Jan. 29 concert will be at the Princess Theatre in downtown Prosser. Then on Jan. 30 the show will be performed in the auditorium at Chief Jo Middle School in Richland. Showtime for both nights is 7:30 p.m.

The show pays homage to all Mid-Columbia men and women veterans as well as the people who organize the Operation Thank You program.

The Sweet Adelines will perform a selection of music that includes patriotic tunes and standard barbershop fare.

The Evans sisters will also sing a variety of their favorite songs from oldies to their own rap versions of classic Broadway tunes. The girls come by their singing talent naturally.

"Our mom and dad (Martin and Amy Evans) met in choir at Richland High School, and performed in The Sound of Music together with the Richland Light Opera company shortly after getting married," Corrin said. "When we were little our parents would sing to us, and we've always sung together around the house."

The girls made their public singing debut five years ago at the First Night event on New Year's Eve. The family braved the icy roads that night and showed up for the event's talent show. They ended up being the only contestants who made it to compete.

"We just so happened to live a block from where it was being held," Corrin said. "They liked us so much they gave us our own half-hour slot during the evening."

The siblings are hoping their combined vocal talent will earn them some recognition in Hollywood when they compete at the 2010 World Championships of Performing Arts in July in Los Angeles.

But first they need to raise about $10,000 by March 1 to cover all the training, entry fee, costumes, airfare and hotel costs during the week-long competition.

Anyone who would like to donate can contact their mother Amy Evans at 628-3996.

-- Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; doneal@tricityherald.com

What: Rolling Hills Chorus concert, featuring the Broadway Babes

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29-30

Where: Princess Theatre in Prosser on Jan. 29 and Chief Jo Middle School inRichland on Jan. 30

Cost: $10 adults, kids are free

Tickets: Tri-City area bookworm stores, Daily News in Sunnyside or at thedoor

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