This past year Cox Media Group and the University of Richmond teamed up for "Richmond's Got Talent" which took place at halftime of several Spider Men's basketball games. The winner, George Dennehy, an armless musician who wowed the Robins Center crowds by playing the guitar with his feet, was invited to open for the Goo Goo Dolls at MusikFest, a 10-day August fesitival in Bethlehem, Pa. that draws hundreds of musicians and more than a million fans.
Dennehy's story, and experience at MusikFest, was featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sunday Aug. 26. Click here to read the article.
Click here to view a YouTube video of George on stage with the Goo Goo Dolls at MusikFest. He also produced a video from a performance earlier this year at the Ashland Strawberry Faire. It went viral on YouTube, with more than 500,000 hits.
Richmond's Got Talent, sponsored by 103.7 The River, will return to the Robins Center during the 2012-13 Spider men's basketball season. Details will be available soon at RichmondSpiders.com and 1037River.com.