Award-winning actor, comedian, and producer Kenan Thompson announced today his 13th annual Young Stars 360 national talent search.
Co-created by Executive Producer, Cherie Chiles-Buchanan of Simply C Productions, and in partnership with the iconic Hard Rock International, Young Stars 360 will embark on a 12-city tour to discover and showcase extraordinary talents among youth aged 5 to 17.
The series will allow young talent to highlight their special abilities, whether it be in performing arts, media, or entrepreneurship, in front of prominent network executives, influencers, and entertainment professionals.
With a mission to illuminate the brightest young talents of tomorrow, the program empowers talented youth and their parents with a multi-tiered platform, designed to guide them through the nuances of the entertainment industry, enhance their portfolios, provide them with valuable industry insights, helping take their careers to the next level.
The national talent search will kick off at the Hard Rock Cafe in New Orleans on April 1 st , followed by stops in major cities including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York City, and more.
Saturday, April 1, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - New Orleans, LA 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 2, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Atlanta, GA 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, April 8, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Philadelphia, PA 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, April 8, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - San Antonio, TX 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, April 15, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Nashville, TN 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, April 16, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Honolulu, HI 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, April 22, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - New York City, NY 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 23, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Washington D.C. 9:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Hollywood Blvd (LA), CA 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Las Vegas, NV 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, May 6, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Miami, FL 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, May 7, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago, IL 9:00am – 4:00pm
To be kept up to date on the latest tour announcements and for more information, please visit www.YoungStars360.com and follow us on social via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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In the spirit of the 60th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech, Night of Ideas Atlanta 2023 explored how the historical concept of rights opens the present to new political, cultural, and ethical possibilities.
At the Night of Ideas Atlanta 2023, we explored the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and enjoyed an educational and uplifting evening of talks and performances with academics, activists, artists, journalists, and thought leaders exploring the challenges of the present and the future and connecting the civil rights movement's history to the ongoing fight for justice and equality.
Thanks to the Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Villa Albertine for a lovely night.
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