Local Talent Competition Seeks to Find Detroit's Next Youth Star

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Prominent Detroit non profit, Abayomi CDC is searching for Motown's next young star in Annual Talent Explosion.

Sponsored by Comerica, Inc., Northwest Detroit-based 501(c)(3) Abayomi Community Development Corporation (ACDC) invites local poets, actors, musicians, singers, dancers and comedians ages 9-18, to audition for its 2007 annual Stars of Tomorrow Talent Explosion on Saturday, April 7th from 9am-5pm at the New St. Mark Family Life Center located at 24331 Eight Mile Rd. in Detroit. The show will be held at the same location on Saturday, May 19th doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6pm, tickets are $15.

Before a panel of celebrity judges and entertainment industry pros, performers will vie for two $500.00 Grand Prizes, complimentary consultation with an established entertainment attorney and top publicist and a free studio session sponsored by United Sound Recording Studios. Stars of Tomorrow showcases talent in the artistic genres of vocal, hip hop, musical instrument, drama, dance, comedy and spoken word.

"Detroit or Motown is known for producing super-talents such as Eminem, Anita Baker, Kid Rock, Diana Ross, Jessica Care Moore, Stevie Wonder, D-12 and more," said Stars of Tomorrow Chairperson Natalie King. "Stars of Tomorrow continues that legacy by introducing the next generation of stars."

The 2007 Stars of Tomorrow Talent Explosion will feature Motown's finest talent before a packed audience and panel of entertainment professionals and vets including; super producer Jimmy "Big Jim" Wright (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), HBO Def Poet Jessica Care Moore, BET Comic View alumni, Mason Radio WOWE FM Co-Host Shawnie D and Comedy Central comedian Horace B. Sanders who will return this year as event MC.

All proceeds from Stars of Tomorrow will benefit the youth-focused initiatives of ACDC, which has been providing programming to the far Northwest Detroit community for over nine years. ACDC, a faith-based, non-profit, boasts its mission to strengthen and secure families and their neighbors through comprehensive community building.

To schedule an audition or obtain more information about Abayomi's 2007 Stars of Tomorrow Talent Explosion contact Marketing Coordinator Treavion Davenport at (313) 541-9828 ext. 231 or visit http://www.abayomicdc.org and http://www.myspace.com/starsoftomorrow07.

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