Villa to guest judge at Clinton talent show

Zach Villa

CLINTON — Clinton native Zach Villa is returning to Clinton this weekend to be one of five judges for a Clinton's Got Talent show.

The Gateway Area Community Center, located at 1850 S. Bluff Blvd., on Saturday is holding a Clinton's Got Talent Show. Villa is one of five individuals slated to be judges for the event. Villa will be joined on the panel by Mary Wolfe, a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives and a local attorney; Clinton Police Chief Kevin Gyrion; Random Tanner; and Monique Harris.

The first-prize winner will receive hotel accommodations for America's Got Talent auditions. The doors will open for the event at 5 p.m. Performances start at 6 p.m. Admission is $5, or $3 with non-perishable food and/or an unopened toy donation. The event is open to the public.

Villa, who currently resides in Los Angeles, on Oct. 28 began riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle on a 1,900-mile, cross-country trip from Los Angeles to raise money for the Gateway Area Community Center. The Gateway Area Community Center organizes programs and classes for local youths and the surrounding community. The programs are non-profit, helping children and teens find ways to educate and express themselves that they would not otherwise be able to access.

Villa is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and the Julliard School in New York City. Villa has been a Broadway cast member and Carnegie Hall performer and is a television and film actor, dancer, singer, songwriter and musician.