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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Calling all kids who sing

"America the Beautiful" casting call for Pilot Pen tournament

NEW HAVEN — Pilot Pen Tennis will hold the 2nd annual Pilot Pen Tennis Casting Call to select children to perform "America the Beautiful" at the 2009 Pilot Pen Tennis tournament from 4 to 8 p.m. June 10 at the Shubert Theater, 247 College St.
Winners will perform live on stadium court during all evening sessions of this year’s tournament, August 21-29, as well as both men’s and women’s final.
The open auditions, sponsored by Olympus America, are free. Children 12 and younger, as of August 29, will be asked to sing "America the Beautiful" a cappella in front of a panel of celebrity judges, including American R&B and pop singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress JoJo, who’s first two albums have debuted at No. 4 and No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 200. Other celebrity judges include Desiree Fontaine, co-host of WTNH’s Connecticut Style, and a disc jockey from radio station KC101 (WKCI-FM).
The Pilot Pen will announce the final selections on June 30. All contestants will receive tickets to the Pilot Pen. For more information on the open casting call, including official rules, visit


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