NEPA Sings: Meet the contestants

Christopher James Bohinski, left, and Marccia Kanoc

Christopher James Bohinski, left, and Marccia Kanoc

For Christopher James Bohinski and Marccia Kanoc, music is a foundation on which they have built their lives.

“My earliest childhood memories include me performing on some type of stage with some sort of audience,” Christopher James said. “I enjoy making people happy and especially doing so through performing.”

Music has played a big role in Marccia’s life, too.

“I grew up in church, and every Sunday morning praising Jesus was my favorite thing to do,” she said. “My mom said when I was four, I would sing adult songs and know all the lyrics.”

Christopher James and Marccia, both 28, have also found that music and performing is a way to bring joy to others.  Especially the children served by CASA of Luzerne County.

“It’s an absolute blessing and an honor to be part of the reason a child out there gets the funding they need to have a chance at the life they deserve,” Marccia said. “I think it’s beautiful symmetry that I can use my voice so the children can use theirs.”

Christopher James echoed that statement.

“Volunteering my voice in this fashion to help fundraise for this wonderful organization, CASA of Luzerne County, makes me smile,” he said.

Marccia lives in Nanticoke with her husband and is a jack of all trades. She is the social media coordinator at Dundee Gardens, a substitute teacher, and a server at Canteen Park. She also is an avid crafter and loves to make soap, knit, crochet, and wood burn.

Christopher James is from Wilkes Barre and also wears more than one hat – a caregiver and an entertainment journalist with his own webseries, NYC Smile 4 Me. Not only has he interviewed more than 600 celebrities, he is one of two people in the entire world recorded breaking multiple wine glasses on camera using just his voice.

NEPA Sings is your only chance to hear both Christopher James and Marccia on the same stage at the same time, performing for a great cause. Join us on April 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kirby Center for the Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston. Tickets are only $25 and include a one-hour cocktail reception before the performance. Children 12 and under are FREE!

Click here to get your tickets online, or purchase them with cash or check at the CASA of Luzerne County office, the Greater Wilkes Barre Chamber of Commerce, or the KCCA at Wyoming Seminary’s Upper Campus in Kingston.