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Smith County native performs in the White House Christmas program

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

She dazzled people in The Color Purple, and just wrapped up the performance of a lifetime.

Virlinda Stanton, who is from the Shady Grove community in Smith County, just returned to East Texas from a Christmas concert for the President.

Virlinda has starred in several musicals, including The Color Purple, The Lion King, and Toy Story.

She tells us the White House performance was a longtime dream come true.

Virlinda had much more to say about her White House performance and her journey from East Texas to the stage.

You can see much more on Proud of East Texas, Sunday night on East Texas News Weekend at 10.

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