Shadow Play Ent.'s Current Client Listing (Details available upon request)

  • Michael F. Blake, author
  • Darnell "Superchef" Ferguson
  • M. Beatryce Shaw, author/speaker
  • Bigg Marv, Label Consultant
  • Nebo Publishing
  • Samara Alexander, author
  • Cherie Johnson,actress/director/author
  • Bonnie Barnett, author
  • Tray Chaney, actor/author/recording artist
  • Yorli Huff, author/community activist
  • Bruce Tretter, Resident Chef
  • Herschel Dixon, Sports Analyst
  • Joseph Henderson, author
  • Mr. Mean Mug, author
  • Mary E. Gilder, author/speaker/talk show host
  • Carlos Spann, Video Photographer/Editor
  • Gail Ambeau, Artist/Fashion Designer/Stylist
Past clients of Shadow Play Entertainment include recording artist/author Corey "C-Murder Miller", recording artist Jack Squad, author Kia Stokes, author V. Lovell Brigham, model/actor Derrick Hargrove, recording artist Kut Supreme, author Pamela Samuels-Young, author Patricia A. Thomas, author T. C. Alexander, authors Rita B. Davis, Andre Johnson, Gary Kaschak, Steve Hyppolite, author Sherry Hill, author Anthony Littlefield, Jeanelle Lanham and others.

Shadow Play Entertainment also secured exclusive interviews with reality show contestants from VH1's I Want To Work For Diddy Season One and MTV's 50 CENT: The Money & The Power.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mississippi Native Makes Final Pitch To Have "OWN" National TV Show

(Tuesday, June 29, 2010) Since May 19, 2010 Mississippi native and mult-media personality Cyrus Webb has been actively campaigning in the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) competition to have a national tv show. Now with just days to go before the contest ends, he is taking advantage of every day to get the word out for people to vote for him in this unique opportunity.

Webb, 34, has made this an all-out campaign, creating yard signs, car magnets and flyers trying to get the word out about the competition and why he thinks he should win. He launched the website to keep people posted on his progress as well as to tout his accomplishments over the past 7 years on radio, tv, print and beyond. Webb started the "I Do It 5 Times A Day" campaign to encourage others to vote at least 5 times a day for him in the competition since there is no limit on the amount of times one person can vote.

Every day he is reminding his Facebook, Twitter and Myspace friends to vote each day, and on Saturday, July 3, 2010---the last day of the competition---he is hosting a "Voting Party" to give people a chance to meet him and cast their votes.

The Voting Party will be held from 11-1:30p.m. at the Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS) and is open to the public as well as the media. The lab has been reserved for the event, and you are able to come in, meet Webb and vote as many times as you would like. This is perfect for those who don't have computers as well as those who want to get to know Webb better and find out what he believes he brings to a national tv platform. Voting for the competition continues until 11:59p.m. EST on Sat. July 3, 2010.

Cyrus Webb has been working for over a decade to bring attention to issues that matter to people of all walks of life. Through his radio and tv show---each called Conversations---he has interviewed over 800 guests including nationally known individuals, up and coming stars as well as those who just have a story that needs to be told. His articles and interviews have appeared in the Clarion Ledger Newspaper, Jackson Advocate, The Rankin Ledger, Mississippi Link, Blagazine, Books2Mention Magazine, Crunk Magazine, Hype Magazine, S.T.I.L.L. Magazine and others. His co-ed book club called Conversations has garnered national attention for its diversity and ability to connect authors and readers. It has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, on MTV and other media outlets.

Currently Webb is in the top 100 of over 3200 entries in his category of Traditional Talk Show with 50,000 plus votes cast for him to date. His goal is to have over 100k votes by the end of the competition.

For more information, contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616. You can also visit

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

(June 23-25, 2010) This Week on Conversations LIVE! Radio

Radio show host Cyrus Webb ends his sixth year of hosting Conversations LIVE and prepares to usher in year seven with four powerful interviews this week.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010 (8p.m EST/7p.m. CST/5p.m.PT) --- Leonard Rowe, author of WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO MICHAEL JACKSON, THE KING OF POP
As the 1 year anniversary of Michael Jackson nears, host Cyrus Webb welcomes concert promoter and author Leonard Rowe to Conversations LIVE! Radio to discuss his career, relationship with the Jackson family, conversations with Michael and the events surrounding the King of Pop's death. Listen live as he discusses his new book WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO MICHAEL JACKSON THE KING OF POP and takes YOUR QUESTIONS!

THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010 (1p.m. EST/12p.m. CST/10a.m. PT) --- Award-winning recording artist Musiq Soulchild
Cyrus Webb and co-host recording artist Unik welcome award-winning recording artist Musiq Soulchild to Conversations to discuss his career and his newest project.

THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010 (8p.m. EST/7p.m. CST/5p.m. PT) --- Relationship expert Mr. Tell It Like It Is
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes Mr. Tell It Like It Is to talk about men and relationships, why men cheat and lie and his controversial new website Have a question about your own relationship or want to challenge Mr. Tell It, listen for your opportunity to do just that!

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010 (1p.m. EST/12p.m. CST/10a.m. PT) --- Bigg Marv of A&E's HAMMERTIME
He might be M. C. Hammer's cousin, but Bigg Marv is his own man, living his own life and doing things his way. He talks with Cyrus Webb of Conversations LIVE Radio about his beginnings, what success means to him and what you can expect next.

Listen to the shows live by going to or going through the switchboard at 1.347.426.3645. Missed other interviews by Webb? Catch up by going to

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

(Sat. June 26, 2010) Hip Hop and Books Literacy Rally in Jackson, MS

Shadow Play Entertainment and Cyrus Webb host an afternoon of great music and free books just in time for the summer.

This Hip Hop and Books event will take place at Smith Park Downtown (206 Amite St. (Jackson, MS) from 12-3p.m. with performances by recording artists Spida, Unik, Playa Connected, Young Boi Hulk, Black Jewel and more. Domino's Pizza is the official food vendor and will have pizza and drinks available for purchasing.

Hosted by Webb, it is hoped that this event will not only provide great music from some of Mississippi's best, but encourage reading during the summer break for students and adults as well. Free books will be distributed courtesy of Shadow Play Entertainment, For The People Productions and Genesis Press.

For details, contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616. You can also visit

(Wed. June 16, 2010) News From Shadow Play Entertainment

Throughout the month of June 2010 Shadow Play Entertainment and Cyrus Webb are presenting several projects designed for individuals throughout the United States and beyond. They are also gearing up for exciting events later in the year. Here is the most recent snapshot of what you can look forward to or participate in now.

* Looking for talented authors to feature on your radio and tv programs or in your book club discussions? Through the Conference Call Conversations Tour, Shadow Play Entertainment has partnered with a great roster of authors who are making their mark on the world through words. To see who is involved and how you can get them to join you, visit

* With over 20,000 votes already cast for Cyrus Webb in the Oprah Winfrey Network competition to find the next big tv talk show host, there is still a need for all of your support to continue each day until the July 3, 2010 deadline. Remember that THREE COMPONENTS are being considered in this competition: the amount of votes, views of the audition video and the comments being left. You can vote as often as you would like for Webb each day. Visit for all the details and to see how else you can support him in this endeavor.

* (Sat. June 19, 2010) In the Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee or Mississippi area? Join Cyrus Webb and fashion designer Gail Ambeau at the Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS) from 11-1p.m. for a Voting Party in connection with the Oprah Winfrey TV competition to find the next big talk show host. Both are competing for the position but are working together to get the word out. For details, call Gail Ambeau at 601.500.0937 or email Cyrus Webb at Information can also be found at

* Conversations Book Club recently released its Top 25 Summer Reads of 2010. To see what books made the list, visit this link:

* This week bestselling author Danielle Steel sent an email message to Cyrus Webb and members of Conversations Book Club. Read it here:

* D. D. Turner, author of CHRONCICLES OF A HIP HOP LEGEND is featured in the recent Crunk Magazine newslettr. Read the interview here:

* Cyrus Webb and others who worked in the hospitality industry are featured in the June/July 2010 issue of Reader's Digest discussing secrets some hotels don't want you to know. Visit the Reader's Digest website or your local newsstand to read the article.

* (Sat. June 26, 2010) HIP HOP AND BOOKS RALLY IN JACKSON, MS * Shadow Play Entertainment and Cyrus Webb host an afternoon of great music and free books just in time for the summer. This Hip Hop and Books event will take place at Smith Park Downtown (206 Amite St. (Jackson, MS) from 12-3p.m. with performances by recording artists Spida, Unik, Playa Connected, Young Boi Hulk, Black Jewel and more. Domino's Pizza is the official food vendor and will have pizza and drinks available for purchasing. For details, contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616.

* On Sunday, June 27, 2010 @ 10:30a.m. EST (9:30a.m. CST/7:30a.m. PT), Shadow Play Entertainment debuts its newest addition to the Conversations brand: "Inspirational Conversations Radio"! Hosted by Cyrus Webb and Mary Gilder (author of A MISREPRESENTATION OF MYSELF), the 15 min. weekly segment will focus on a encouraging thought for the new week, inspiring music and a book selection to helpyou with some of the issues we all face. Look for guests to join the show as well from time to time. To be considered for the program or to inquire about how your book can be featured, contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616. The show will be heard live at

* Deborah Gary, author of TEENAGE MOTHER'S GUIDE OF SURVIVAL will be interviewed by Barry Eva on "A Book and A Chat" on June 29, 2010 @ 6:30p.m. EST (5:30p.m. CST/3:30p.m. PT). Listen to the interview live at

* ANNUAL NATIONAL DAY OF READING 2010: Will you take part in this year's National Day of Reading? The event is set for Sat. November 20, 2010. Our goal is to get events scheduled in all 50 states to show our commitment to making reading a priority. 30 states took part in last year's event. Sign up today! Contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616 for more information or visit

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Friday, June 11, 2010

(Tues. June 15, 2010) Conversations Book Club Presents "YEARNING FOR CONTROL: The Andre Johnson Story"

On Tuesday, June 15, 2010 beginning at 6p.m., Conversations Book Club welcomes you to the Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS) for "YEARNING FOR CONTROL: The Andre Johnson Story". (Click on the flyer below to enlarge for details)

Join host and moderator Cyrus Webb as he talks with Andre Johnson, author of YEARNING FOR CONTROL, about living with bipolar disorder, the effects of mental illness on the entire and beyond as well as what he wants us to understand about what he is living with. Johnson will also answer questions and sign copies of his book on-site.

Admission is free to this event, and all the public is invited. For more information, contact Andre Johnson at 601.813.4383 or Cyrus Webb at