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Plantation resident wins 'Senior Idol' competition

Plantation resident wins 'Senior Idol' competition

Tim Hawkins, a resident from Plantation, recently won the annual Tri-Rail "Senior Idol" competition at the Parker Playhouse. As the winner, he took home the grand prize of $500 and received a pass to ride Tri-Rail one year for free. Hawkins said he's never received any formal vocal training. "I'm just a guy who has always loved to sing and share that gift with others," he said. When performing at area condominiums and retirement homes, audiences can expect great songs, a touch of magic, guitar strumming and slapstick one-liners culled from his comedic heroes Jonathan Winters, Steve Martin, Don Rickles and Rodney Dangerfield. "When I was 7, I...

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