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Joy Rachelle Murrieta is the winner of the Tuesday, July 11th Worcester in Ten video contest Daily Prize!!

"What I ❤️ most about Worcester is that it's full of POTENTIAL, and full of people who BELIEVE in that potential–and I'm happy to be one of the many people in the city working to ACTUALIZE that potential." #whyiloveworcester #woolove #worcesterMA

Posted by Joy Rachelle Murrieta on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Joy wrote the following:  “What I ❤️ most about Worcester is that it’s full of POTENTIAL, and full of people who BELIEVE in that potential–and I’m happy to be one of the many people in the city working to ACTUALIZE that potential.” #whyiloveworcester#woolove #worcesterMA

WCCA TV New Voices Awards Finalist Singing and Poetry Competition Showing on TV The Following Dates

Watch the New Voices Awards Singing Competition on these dates:

Thur Jan 19  & 26at 10pm
Fri Jan 20  & 27  at 9:30pm
Sun Jan 22 & 29 at 7:30pm

Watch it!!!  It’s great!!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


WCCA TV presents “NEW VOICES AWARDS 2016” Premiering in JANUARY


The WCCA TV New Voices Awards 2016 Singing and Poetry Competition

is an exciting
opportunity for youth in Worcester to showcase their singing as well as poetry
talent and skill. In this first episode, we show auditions of the singers and the
judges’ comments. It was difficult for the judges to make the choices they made
about who would make it to the next round of competition, because the talent was
incredible!! Please watch this entertaining episode on WCCA TV channel 194 or and be on the lookout for the second episode coming out soon.

The first episode, “Auditions” will be showing the following dates and times on both
channel 194 and online simultaneously at our home page :

Thurs Jan 5th 10 p.m.*

Friday Jan 6th 9:30 p.m.

Sunday January 8th 7:30 p.m.

Thursday January 12th 10 p.m.

Friday January 13th 9:30 p.m.

Sunday January 15th 7:30 p.m.

(after the first showing on the 5th of January, the video will be made available a
few days later, through our “Video On Demand” webpage, )

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a
local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state

In addition, WCCA TV received support for this program from E.L. Music, Union Music,
Clayground, Annie’s Book Stop, Kutz 2 Kolorz,
and general operations support from
The City of Worcester, our WCCA TV Circle of Friends Contributors, and donors like YOU.

New Voices 2016

Thur Jan 5 & 12 at 10pm
Fri Jan 6 & 13 at 9:30pm
Sun Jan 8 & 15 at 7:30pm

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Here Are The Poems from the Finalists of the New Voices Awards Poetry Competition — If you’re interested in helping us provide more programs Like This Please Donate to WCCA TV at (you can donate any amount)

The Finalists Include (in alphabetical order):  Peter Bacon (age 14), Mateo Carrion (age 18), Kathryn Ortiz (age 17), Manioli Percel (age 16), Madison Spoonire (age 19).

Stay Tuned to WCCA TV to find out Who The Grand Prize Winning Poet will be!!

Peter Bacon


But I’m getting a sense of Deja’-vu

I don’t know about you

Stay with me if you would

It would be great if you could

No matter how complicated it gets

Realize that I have no regrets

Because all I see is a reflection

In my eyes I use for detection

I’m starting to see myself

In this poem that writes itself

If you noticed, it’s a mirror

If you noticed, it’s a mirror

In this poem that writes itself

I’m starting to see myself

In my eyes I use for detection

Because all I see is a refection

Realize that I have no regrets

No matter how complicated it gets

It would be great if you could

Stay with me if you would

I don’t know about you

But I’m getting a sense of Deja’-vu

Mateo Carrion

Women’s War”

All the lies they told us,

That led to Cries, HOLD UP!!!

Clean your eyes! Bold huh?

Yeah BOLD!!!

Bolder than soldier with a boulder on his shoulder battling discomposure,

don’t quit because it only gets harder as you get older.

Women have all this weight on their back but it don’t stop them from pushing the stroller,

And 2 things happen,

Either their strong hearts turn gold

Or their cold blood gets colder,

trying hard to stay sober

but they just want the pain to be over,

she’s only 31 and her life has more tricks than treats than October,

cigarette holder she’s a smoker,

a stoner,

she’s smoking gas hoping it starts her motor,

but she’s constantly pushed down until she pops out her seat like a toaster,

this sweet cup of tea is sick of sitting on her coaster,

she’s ready to be fine wine sipped by an owner of a rover,

she wants a man to just hold her,

his name can be closer so he can show her some closure,

her lows can’t get any lower,

so she’s looking up like an endless elevating roller coaster.

Kathryn Ortiz

“Shadow on the wall”

No one understand the things I seen

The shadow on the wall, who is haunting me.

A man in black with bleeding red eyes,

Holding hands with a child in white.

Faces are covered and terrified.

You want it to be all a lie

Never wanting to sleep at night

Turn on the lights try not to cry.

Praying to god that tonight I’ll survive.

Monsters in my dreams

Trying to choke me

And won’t let me breath

Woke up scared with the man in black

Right in front of me

Telling me all the things he seen

All I beg for is to let me be free

Manioli Percel


I’ve been trapped I’ve been committed

Nowhere to run nowhere to hide

No more suicide I’m slowly losing my appetite

Been restrained way too many times but why

I couldn’t breathe all I did was scream and fight back

After that my life went back on track but I was way too sad

It got me more mad, more angry this anger in me got me insane and crazy

After they drugged me then it hit me but I fell on my face what was this place

I didn’t eat I couldn’t sleep locked in a room I’ll be out soon

The struggle is real it takes time to heal this was a big part of my life

This is when you said you’ll be my sight this was the sad part this was when you

Broke my heart you said you’d stay but you’re nowhere in my way

This was sad you were supposed to be my dad you were the only thing I had

Thinking violent because suicide is silent feeling gloom that’s the truth

Blood is red still wanted to be dead it’s not a phase it’s a say darkness is bad because

Of it I’ve lost everything I had life was supposed to be great but world is full of hate

“You do this for attention” is all that you mention why can’t I just end it is all that I

Question I’m so antisocial it’s like I didn’t know I’m always sitting in my room

I’m addicted to the pain I’ve caused on myself the harm on my arm no pain

I’ll let the blood drain all this madness all this sadness I’m so traumatized I almost took

My own life don’t forget your still mine but right now it’s time to say goodbye

I’m trying to be safe maybe this was all a mistake putting a fake smile on my face

Perhaps one day I’ll change I’ll change all my ways because I don’t want to say the

Same I wish you stood by my side instead you left me behind I’m so restless I can’t

Sleep there’s never been a promise you can keep

Madison Spoonire

“Soul Eater”

In the dark of the night, a little girl sat upon a swing.

Wondering when someone would want to hear her sing.

She sat in the dark, her heart open wide.

And all of a sudden began to cry.

No fun, no friends, no family to care.

She realized how alone she was sitting there.

A kind gentle heart was all that she bared.

That sweet little girl was lonely and scared.

A few years went by and that sweet little girl.

Had been gnawed and impaled by the cold hardened world.

Now she sits on that swing all cold and withdrawn.

The old self she knew was almost all gone.

She watched the sun set and she sang out once more.

“This life could`ve been great but I can’t try anymore”.

Looking into the darkness, this sweet little girl.

Let society change her and shake up her world.

This sweet little girl resides within me.

I know that she is who i wish again to be.

So let the sun come down, drown your sorrows away.

Before the moon comes in the darkness.

And reclaims your soul for all eternity.

Let the sun be bright as it always should be.

For when the moon comes again i will take it with me.

Society can hurt a little girl’s heart.

And make her believe she wasn’t worth it from the start.

There`s a shield and a mask, never to be unveiled.

In society no love or kindness will ever prevail.

Every night in the darkness that broken girl screams.

Is there hope for tomorrow? is normal all it seems?

Your body and heart are not yours anymore.

Without a shield  or a mask a sweet little girl.

Will. Be. Taken. Once. More.

This program is supported in part, by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 





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The Sponsors Include:

  1. Mary DeFeudis
  2. UMASS Medical School and UMASS Memorial Health Care
  3. Commerce Bank 
  4. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care 
  5. Castus
  6. Attorney Bill August, esq.
  7. Bowditch & Dewey
  8. Cantiani Insurance
  9. The Deranian Family
  10. Knights of Vartan Arshavir Lodge #2
  11. 4 U Women Bridal & Prom
  12. Beechwood Hotel
  13. Central Shoe Services
  14. Henry’s Copy Center
  15. Hilton Garden Inn
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