NEPA Sings: Meet the Contestants

Dianna Brown, left, and Bryttani Dawson

Dianna Brown, left, and Bryttani Dawson

Performing runs in Dianna Brown’s family. In 2017, Dianna and her two older brothers started The Brown Initiative – a performing arts company with a goal to work with and learn from the talent in the community.

Dianna, 20, began dancing at the age of three. From there she found her voice in her church choir, and joined concert band, orchestra, and chorus in school.

Dianna calls her participation in NEPA Sings “rewarding” because of her past experience.

“I have personally worked with kids who have been given second chances after being taken from abusive homes,” she said. “Seeing how much they have to offer with the right support is inspiring. I am honored to be a voice for kids who are in situations that take theirs.” 

Dianna is from Covington Twp., and works as a hair stylist and makeup artist at Alexander’s Salon and Spa.

Bryttani Dawson’s performance style is inspired by the big musical divas: Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Celine Dion.

Originally from Hawaii, Bryttani has been singing since she could walk and is honored to be able to use her voice to bring awareness to the work CASA does.

“I feel like every child should feel loved and wanted, protected and cared for,” she said. “I would do this 1,000 times over if it would help all the children in the world.”

She also feels like it’s divine timing that brought her dreams and a positive impact together in an event like NEPA Sings.

“I moved to Pennsylvania nine months ago and my dream had kind of strayed,” she said. “Then I saw NEPA Sings on the news and thought, ‘Why not? It’s for a good cause and I’m all about making the world a better place and protecting children.’ I felt like God was telling me, ‘Here’s a good way to use your voice.’”

Bryttani, 27, works in senior care and is a proud parent.

NEPA Sings is HERE! Twelve of our area’s most amazing performers are coming together on April 11 to use their voices to help raise awareness for CASA of Luzerne County and its mission to provide a volunteer advocate for every child in foster care in Luzerne County.

Tickets are $25 and include a one-hour cocktail reception, and a night of unbelievable music and entertainment at the state-of-the-art Kirby Center for the Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston. Click here to get your tickets. They can also be purchased with cash or check at the CASA office, the Greater Wilkes Barre Chamber, and the Kirby Center at Wyoming Seminary. Tickets are also available at the door with cash or check.