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Johnny T’s Bistro will host Hillsdale Idol Unplugged, a musical fundraiser that will benefit Hillsdale County School of Arts, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Pro­fessor of Phi­losophy and Religion Nathan Schlueter orga­nized the event, recruiting sponsors such as Phi Mu Alpha Sin­fonia and Checker Records. Several Hillsdale stu­dents, and at least one alumna, will perform acoustic sets.

“These are great musi­cians, and it’s going to be a great per­for­mance,” Schlueter said.

Schlueter said he sees this event as his way of giving back to HSCA, an orga­ni­zation he appre­ciates for giving the Hillsdale com­munity many oppor­tu­nities to explore the arts.

Judging the talent show will be English Pro­fessor Justin Jackson, Cello Pro­fessor David Pesh­lakai, and Dave Trippett. First place will win $150, second place $100, and third place $50.

Phi Mu Alpha members will sell tickets at lunch and dinner Thursday for $10, and the price will increase to $15 at the door.