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‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant to Perform April 15 at UW

April 8, 2016
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Derek Hughes, magician and former “America’s Got Talent” contestant, will perform Friday, April 15, at 9 p.m. in the UW College of Education auditorium. (

Renowned magician Derek Hughes will perform Friday, April 15, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming’s College of Education auditorium. The Friday Night Fever event is free to UW students.

A former contestant on “America’s Got Talent,” Hughes has performed on many TV shows, including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” VH1’s “Celebracadabra” and Comedy Central’s “The Gong Show with Dave Attell.”

For more information about Hughes, visit

Friday Night Fever will screen “The Finest Hours” Friday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

“The Finest Hours,” based on a true story, chronicles the 1952 U.S. Coast Guard rescue of the SS Pendleton. The ship split apart during a nor’easter off the New England coast.  

Friday Night Fever is looking for UW student volunteers. If interested, contact Friday Night Fever meetings are Mondays at 4 p.m. in the Campus Activities Center, located in Room 012 of the Wyoming Union.

For more information about Friday Night Fever events, visit, like the Wyoming Union on Facebook, or follow the Campus Activities Center on Twitter and Instagram @UWYOCAC.

To receive information about future events, text CAC to 71441.

Individuals needing assistance to attend events should contact the Campus Activities Center at (307) 766-6340.

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