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NEW for 2023 – The Kid Brothers

“The Kid Brothers” (aka) TKB are not normal teenagers doing normal teenager things. They are not focused on becoming just another boy band but, becoming THE boy band of their generation. TKB originally formed in 2016 with Eddie and Sean Andrew Bleu and quickly grew into a full band in 2017 after two of the band’s brothers were heavily prodded by their mother to visit Eddie and Sean’s home to learn about the music & performance process.


Mickie Baby” is a 22 year old singer / songwriter, musician, actress, model and rapper. She hails from Akron Ohio and has already toured many parts of the USA performing her unique style of hip-hop, r&b and pop music.

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Nicole Rene Carrobourg (aka) “Murphy” is a 19 year old singer, songwriter and musician from Edmonton, Ontario. She has been performing and playing guitar since age 6 and was composing full songs by age 9. By her early teens Murphy became the leader of her church band.

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Temani is a singer / songwriter / producer from Cincinnati Ohio. He is 22 years of age and attended Dohn High School also in Cincinnati.

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Mia Liyah is an 18 year old singer / songwriter / rapper and model. She hails from Port Elizabeth South Africa.

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Joshua-John Ivory is 24 years of age and our only graduate from Los Angeles this year.

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The program boasts a higher than 90% high school graduation rate. Many attend institutes of higher education including the Berklee College of Music, Columbia University and Full Sail while others own their own recording studios and or film studios. Several have signed recording contracts with Sony Music and Atlantic Records while others have appeared on American Idol, the Ellen DeGeneres, The Voice USA & The Voice Brazil, America’s Got Talent and the, the “New Wave”: International Competition to find the best New Pop Star.


S.T.A.R.S. WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR SUPPORTERS AND SPONSOR which include Best Buy Foundation, The Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Ohio Arts Council, Comfest, and the Capital Group

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Chris Powell

musician / producer
S.T.A.R.S. was created by musician / producer Chris Powell. Some of the artists he has worked with include Stevie Wonder, Rick James, Destiny’s Child (Beyonce), Troop, Teen Dream and Paula Abdul. Powell has more than 30 years of music experience and was and artist and producer signed with Motown Records.

S.T.A.R.S. has locations in the USA and also INTERNATIONALLY.

For the past 4 years S.T.A.R.S. has had locations in Cincinnati, Columbus and more recently in the LeBron James Boys and Girls Club in Akron.

The program also has participants in South Africa, Ghana, Brazil, England, and Australia.

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