Deaf musician from America’s Got Talent to perform in Troy

Published 3:00 am Saturday, February 2, 2019

Having a fourth-place finisher on America’s Got Talent come to town is rather rare. However, Monday night the Troy Arts Council will present Mandy Harvey in concert at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.

Joel Williams, TAC president, said Harvey is an outstanding singer, songwriter, an amazing ukulele player and an inspiring speaker.

“Mandy Harvey is an amazing performer and she is an outstanding young woman who has overcome great adversity to realize her dream of making music her career,” Williams said. “As a child, Mandy had continuing problems with her hearing and at age 18, she completely lost her hearing. She battled back and today, she is realizing her dream.”

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On America’s Got Talent, Harvey was so impressive that she was “gonged” into the finals and came in fourth in a field of incredibly talented competitors.

“The Troy Art Council’s is excited and honored to have Mandy Harvey in concert,” Williams said. “At America’s Got Talent, she performed her original piece, “Try” and we look forward to hearing her sing it and, perhaps, tell the story behind it. It will be an amazing concert by an amazing young singer. The TAC encourages everyone to turn off their TVs and get out and experience this artistic performance.

Showtime is 7 p.m. at the Claudia Crosby Theater. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students with an ID. Tickets will be available at the door.