October 04, 2012

By: Chelsea Battle

LAWT Contributing Writer


The Los Angeles Sentinel and Bakewell Media, creator of Taste of Soul, will launch AUDITIONS for their inaugural StarQuest Talent Search singing competition.  ONE DAY ONLY AUDITIONS will take place on October 11 from 9 – 3 pm at the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Plaza located at 3650 Martin Luther King Blvd (the corner of MLK Blvd and Crenshaw Blvd) on the Macy’s Bridge.

Twelve StarQuest semi-finalists will be selected to compete on stage in front of an expected crowd of 250,000 people during the Taste of Soul Festival on October 20.  Two winners will be selected to perform on either the Radio Free KJLH (102.3 FM) stage or The Wave (94.7 FM).

A panel of judges will critique and score each contestant’s performance. The panel will include but is not limited to Executive Producer, Tony Cornelius, son of the legendary Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius, Yvette Bailey (former Soul Train producer) and talent executive Rayva Harrell (Nickelodeon’s All That, The Steve Harvey Morning Show). Surprise celebrity judges will be announced.

This one of a kind StarQuest Singing Competition will provide a monumental platform for Southern California’s rising stars

All talented singers are encouraged to come out and audition.


For more information and contestant guidelines go to www.TASTEOFSOULLA.org or www.LASENTINEL.net. Please send all celebrity, talent and media inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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