STUDIO CITY (CBS/KCAL) — R&B star Pebbles visited the KCAL9 studios Friday to talk about a new nationwide talent search.

Pebbles has partnered with Essence Magazine to find the next R&B star. The “Essence & Pebbles present: R&B star” talent competition will be holding auditions this weekend in Glendale.

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The winner will perform live at the 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. They will also win an artist management contract with Island Def Jam’s Kevin Liles.

”Essence & Pebbles present: R&B star” Auditions
April 1, 2 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Victory Studios
1840 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA

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For more information on this weekend’s auditions, visit the competition’s website.