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Katy Perry Picks the Winner of the “Roar” Video Contest on GMA – the Winner is…

The day has finally come for Katy Perry to reveal the winning school in her "Roar" video contest on Good Morning America. A contest in which Abilene Cooper High School was a top 5 nationwide finalist.

And the winning school is...

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“Angelina Ballerina” the Musical Comes to Abilene October 27th

Angelina Ballerina is a children's book about a lively little mouse that dreams of one day becoming a world famous ballerina. The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council presents “Angelina Ballerina" as part of the Children’s Performing Arts Series (CPAS). The musical is set to come to life Sunday, October 27th at the Paramount Theatre. “Angelina Ballerina” is the first of three shows for the 2013-2014 CPAS season.

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Stars From American Idol and Dancing With the Stars Featured in Ballroom With a Twist on November 12th in Abilene

The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council (CAC) presents the musical "Ballroom With a Twist", Tuesday November 12th at the Abilene Civic Center. The CAC is partnering with Celebrity Attractions to bring nationally touring Broadway shows to Abilene. This musical will feature stars from “Dancing with the Stars,” “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”

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ACU Presents ‘Les Miserables’ the Musical October 18th-20th

The Abilene Christian University 2013 homecoming musical is 'Les Miserables', it's based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo. Adam Hester, the chair of the Theatre Department at ACU said "the deep, spiritual messages in Les Miserables make this the musical I’ve been waiting to do for almost 30 years". Dawne Meeks, ACU Theater professor says "while most of the classics may be a bit heavy for kids, I recommend  'Les Miserables' for most children ages 10 and over". Tickets are on sale now.

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South Side Chicken Express in Abilene Offering Free Lunch for Military and Their Families Today (October 15th)

With the government shutdown, businesses across the country have been trying to help out military families by offering discounts or even free meals. Count Chicken Express on the south side of Abilene as one trying to help out by offering a free meal today (October 15th).

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Halloween Fun in Abilene, ‘The Walking Dead’ Drinking Game, Flyleaf Return to Abilene + More – Top Stories of the Week

We’ve put together some of our top stories from the past week that you may have missed. Here are our top 5 for the week of October 7th through October 13th.

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Abilene Cooper High Students Talk Katy Perry ‘Roar’ Contest, Being on GMA + More

As most of you know our very own Cooper High School is now in the running for a Katy Perry concert coming up on October 25th. The students made the Top 5 finalists with an outstanding video using Perry's song 'Roar'.

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City of Abilene Environmental Recycling Center Holding Annual Fall Cleanup October 11-12th

If you have a bunch of brush, trees, or other items you need to get rid of, then today and tomorrow (October 11th and 12th) is your opportunity to get rid of it all for free with the city of Abilene Environmental Recycling Center's annual Fall Cleanup.

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Abilene Cooper High School Makes Top 5 in Katy Perry ‘Roar’ Contest and Appear Live on GMA

Cooper High School students recently put together a video for the GMA/Katy Perry 'Roar' contest. The video has had Abilene talking as well as a hot trending topic on Facebook and Twitter. It was a great piece of work and they were rewarded this morning when GMA announced live to the nation that Cooper was one of the 5 finalists in the contest.

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Taylor County 4H is Hosting a “4K for 4H” in Abilene October 19th

The Taylor County 4H youth are hosting a fundraising event that promises to be fun for everyone. They're calling it a "4K for 4H", the event is intended to raise awareness of everything the Taylor County 4-H has to offer area students.

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Abilene Cooper High School Creates ‘ROAR’ Video in Hopes of Winning a Katy Perry Concert

Katy Perry currently has a contest running in conjunction with Good Morning America in which High School's submit 2 minute videos using her song 'ROAR' as inspiration. Those are then watched by Katy herself and she will eventually chose a winner and that school will win a private concert appearance by Katy on her birthday, Friday, October 25th. It looks like our very own Cooper Cougars have made their own video.

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The Abilene ‘Run or Dye’ 5K Was Such a Success It’s Returning in 2014

As many of you know I recently participated in my first 5K event, the 'Run or Dye', in August. It was such a huge success they just announced they will be heading back to Abilene in 2014.

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