The L-A Tonight Show, take two: LAEGC plans annual dinner again in TV format

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LEWISTON — One of the top 10 reasons the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council is bringing back Mike Miclon and The L-A Tonight Show for its annual dinner:

Turned out he was a big hit.

“Last year it was outrageously successful,” said LAEGC Marketing Director Calvin Rinck.

The event sold out with about 300 people in the audience.

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This year’s 30th annual dinner is slated for Thursday, May 12, at the Ramada Conference Center. Once again it will feature comedian Miclon as a Letterman-esque host with a desk, guest couch and a backdrop of the Twin Cities skyline. Brothers and performers Jason and Matt Tardy will be on hand again.

Rinck said Launch- L-A! contest winner Chelsea Fournier, Thayer Corp. President Dan Thayer, Baxter Brewing Co.’s Luke Livingston and Greg Nadeau, a Lewiston native and deputy administrator of the federal highway administration, are expected to take to Miclon’s couch.

Muscian Denny Breau is also scheduled to perform again.

“Get ready for a special act by one of our guests,” Rinck said.

He said the group was hoping for a sell-out crowd for a second year. Tickets are still on sale this week, $45 per person or $315 for a table of eight. The evening begins with a social hour at 4:30 p.m. and is expected to wrap at 9 p.m.

Lewiston and Auburn will also recognize seven Economic Achievement Award winners that night, three from each city and one joint award.

Last year, LAEGC used the evening to announce the Launch L-A! young entrepreneur contest and Andover College rolled out a name change to Kaplan University.

kskelton@sunjournal.com

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