Cody Long aims to compete in NYC 2012.02.22

Written by David Green.

Morenci rapper HiZe (Cody Long) is heading to New York City in April for the BET Blaze the Stage competition. First, he’s looking for a little help from his friends.

A benefit performance is scheduled March 17 at Milestones in Morenci to help with travel expenses.

The Blaze the Stage contest pits performers in a competition to appear on BET’s 106 & Park Wild Out Wednesday. Winners also perform on various Blaze the Stage shows scheduled throughout the nation.

“I need my city behind me,” HiZe said, hoping to get financial support for the trip.

He’s also looking for sponsorship to help at the benefit.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. March 17 at Milestones and will feature various performers presenting live music until 10 p.m. That will still leave plenty of time to celebrate St. Patty’s Day, HiZe said.

The evening is described as an all-ages event.

Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available by calling HiZe at 458-1108 or on-line at www.gethize.ticketleap.com/BET. 

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