The Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts will present a special show featuring talent from the New Albany community at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.

The Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts will present a special show featuring talent from the New Albany community at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.

"We're featuring people you might not expect to take the stage," said Julia Weikert, the McCoy center's development director. "It's interesting to learn that many of the people who are passionate about the arts in the community have some sort of arts background in their past. This gives them the chance to perform."

The show, called "New Albany's Hidden Talent," will showcase seven acts, including one surprise performance by a newcomer to the community, Weikert said.

The name of the guest artist is being kept secret until the night of the event. Two bands will perform: The House Band, featuring David Martin and Peter Horvath on guitar, Mark Potter on piano, the Rev. Rick McCracken Bennett on bass and Coby Utterback on drums, and the Twisted Trumpets, featuring Greg Huddle, Bill Rees, Larry Remer, Dave Rochte and Jeff Wiseman. Four singers will perform: Craig Mohre, Marcy and Jonathan Schaffir and Ellen Martin. One dancer, Caroline Bramlage, also will perform.

Tickets are $35 and include a preshow reception and a postshow dessert reception. Tickets can be purchased at mccoycenter.org or by calling (614) 245-4701.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the McCoy center's educational outreach initiatives through the 2011-12 annual fund. The fund, formed in 2011, helps support community programming, such as special performances for local students and master classes with guest artists for community members, Weikert said.

- Lori Wince