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Pebbles looking for next R&B star

pebblesThink you have what it takes to impress Pebbles?

The veteran R&B star (aka Perri Reid) has teamed with Essence magazine for the “Essence + Pebble Present R&B Star” contest, which is seeking aspiring R&B singers.

Live auditions throughout the nation begin this weekend in Atlanta (10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 26-27 at Woodruff Arts Center).

Hopefuls must log on to essence.com/rbstar to enter the contest, which will bestow the winner with a one-year artist management contract with Kevin Liles’ KWL Enterprises, a feature in Essence and an onstage singing opportunity at New Orleans’ 2011 Essence Music Festival, July 1-3.

Pebbles, Liles and a local radio personality will judge the auditions and select six contestants total, from New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles, to attend “artist boot camp training.”

Three finalists will then head to the Essence Music Festival, where attendees and readers of essence.com will vote for a winner.

Webisodes tracking the contest will launch on the Essence site March 28.

By Melissa Ruggieri, AJC Music Blog

Follow me on Twitter: @ajclifestyle

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