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, August 17, 2010

KINESIS: Using Passion For Music To Teach By Example

Mississippi continues to give birth to some of the best and brightest in the world of entertainment. At the age of 25, Mississippi native Keith "Kinesis" Cole is showcasing the skills and discipline it takes to be good at whatever it is he pursues. When it comes to setting priorities, at the top of the list---third only to his love for God and his two daughters---is his love for making and performing good music.

"With music I am able to express myself and talk about the things I see everyday," he says. A native of Dekalb, Mississippi, Kinesis has been working on his craft for quite some time. "I think I was in the fifth or sixth grade when I started writing music and figured out that I had some real skill."

Though he has admired several artists over the years, Tupac, T. I. and Young Jeezy have been the main Hip Hop voices that Kinesis has been drawn to. "Since I rap, I don't really listen to alot of rap so I won't try and emulate what I hear," he says. "I listen to alot of R&B, but I respect the artists out there doing their thing."

As with any choice that a young person makes, the response has been mixed when it comes to the support Kinesis has seen in pursuing music. "Some of the family does support me," he admits, "but some people think that what I'm doing is a waste of time. I have a college degree, and they think I should be using it."

That degree was obtained at Jackson State University and was supposed to be the doorway for him to become a teacher. For Kinesis, though, he feels as though he is a teacher of life through his music, not just to the world but other young people around him, including his daughters.

What was the deciding factor in him not pursuing a "regular" job after college? Kinesis says that in 2007 he started to get real serious about music and building his brand as an artist. "I would spend all of my spare time on recording and promotional material," he says. "I was willing to give up so much, because I felt like God was going to give me all that I wanted. I just had to show that I had faith in myself. I wanted it so bad, and I was willing to do whatever it took."

One person who was in his corner in the beginning may not be around to physically see what he is accomplishing now, but Kinesis knows they are proud of him. That would be his mother who passed away on September 11, 2002: the same day his first daughter was born. "She was always in my corner," he says. "My mom was a big supporter of anything I did." That makes his making it in the music industry that more important.

Over the past few years Kinesis has laid the groundwork for a career that is reaching not just out of his hometown of Dekalb but the state of Mississippi altogether. He has performed in shows and had the privilege of hearing his music on the radio. What has it been like for him? Two words: a blessing.

"Each experience makes me even more hungy for this," Kinesis says. "When I am on stage or in the booth, I feel like I have won a championship when I finish. It's the kind of feeling you want when you are doing something you love."

Currently, Kinesis is promoting the singles "Ready to Ride" and "Clothes Off", and has joined Shadow Play Entertainment's literacy initiative called HIP HOP AND BOOKS which encourages reading among lovers of Hip Hop and R&B. "You have to give back," Kinesis says. "Organizations like Hip Hop and Books allows artists like me to stand shoulder to shoulder with others doing what I love and promote something positive like reading. Without the ability to read, you're lost. As a father, I realize that even more."

Speaking of his children, when asked about how he hopes his two daughters see Dad the Entertainer, Kinesis understands the balancing act he and other artists have to do. "I want them to be proud of what I do," he says. "I'm an entertainer, but I think I can also be a role model in the way I treat myself, my family and those around me."

Find out more about Kinesis at!/profile.php?id=657878252&ref=ts or To schedule interviews, appearances or events with the artist, contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616.

Fashion Designer From Toledo, OH Returns Home To Reflect, Celebrate

On Saturday, August 21, 2010 the DorrSecor Neighborhood will host "Reconnect: 2010" Reminisce. Reflect. Reconnect" at The Park Inn Hotel (1010 North Summit Ave.) in Toledo,OH with the mission of bringing attention to the area's incredible past and those who have come from the area and made its success possible. As part of the program, Toledo, OH native (now resident of Jackson,MS) Gail Rayford-Ambeau will host her first fashion show in the city, thanks to the help of Kel-Roz Productions.

"It feels good to not only be coming home," says Gail, "but to showcase what I have been able to do with the gifts I first discovered in Toledo."

Since leaving the state, Gail has been active promoting her visual artwork and making her mark as a fashion designer with not only talent but passion. She's been featured in publications and events across the country, working with celebrities as well as everyday individuals who are looking to make a statement. She is also the host of her own weekly radio show called FASHION FORWARD on Conversations LIVE where she gives fashion tips and interview individuals who share her passion for fashion, interviewing such notables as Will from Day 26, rising Island Def Jam star Abraham McDonald, movie star Necoye Banks and fashion designers Chris March and Laura Bennett from Project Runway.

The event in Toledo will be an opportunity for Gail to not only reconnect with those from her past but share with them her vision for the present and future.

For more information about Gail and her work, visit or contact Gail via email at or at 601.500.0937.

Monday, August 16, 2010

(Mon. August 16, 2010) Shadow Play Ent. Welcomes New Members To Its Family

Since it began in 1999, Shadow Play Entertainment has served as the marketing and promotion instrument for its founder Cyrus Webb to showcase the work he was doing along with those who joined him along the way.

Today the growing public relations and marketing organization is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its family: Author/Talk show host Mary E. Gilder, author/columnist/speaker Jeanelle Lanham and recording artist Kinesis.

* She has been working with Shadow Play Entertainment since 2009, so for many it might not be a surprise that Mary E. Gilder, author of A MISREPRESENTATION OF MYSELF and co-host of Inspirational Conversations on has joined the team. Look for many exciting new ventures from her, including additional speaking engagements and appearances as well as an expanded role on the radio show. To find out more information, visit

* Jeanelle Lanham is a true example of someone using their lives to make a difference for other people. As the founder of the teen organization HODGE PODGE, she provides a safe environment for young people to come and express themselves. Outside of that, she is an author, motivational speaker and columnist. Her short-term goals include her own radio program and blogging more about issues that matter to her and so many others. Find out more information at

* Since he was in the 5th grade, Keith "Kinesis" Cole knew that music would be a part of is life. Now 25, he is using his God-given gift to entertain and inspire others, as well as provide for his family. Look for him to continue to host events and perform at events throughout the South and beyond as well as move into other ventures that will help him expand his brand. To find out more about Kinesis, visit him on facebook here:!/profile.php?id=657878252&ref=ts

Shadow Play Entertainment welcomes and appreciates its new members. For additional information on them and any of our clients, visit

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bigg Marv of A&E's HAMMERTIME Named Hip Hop and Books National Spokesperson

(August 4, 2010) Shadow Play Entertainment and the Hip Hop and Books Literacy Campaign are pleased to announce that Bigg Marv, known to many as the cousin of celebrated rapper/businessman M. C. Hammer and co-star of the hit reality show HAMMERTIME on A&E, is the new spokesperson for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

"Bigg Marv is someone who is committed to seeing individuals succeed and better themselves," says Hip Hop and Books Founder Cyrus Webb, 35. "We are excited to bring his enthusiasm and excitement to not just the Hip Hop and Books project but Shadow Play Entertainment as a whole."

Webb began Hip Hop and Books in 2008 with the mission of encouraging reading among lovers of Hip Hop and and the community it represents. The organization partners with recording artists and provides free books for those who attend their events. To date over $5,000.00 in free books have been distributed with encouraging results across the country.

Bigg Marv is the third spokesperson for Hip Hop and Books, following platinum-selling recording artist/bestselling author Corey "C-Murder" Miller and rapper/author Jacki-O. As spokesperson he will travel around the country sharing the message about the importance of reading and providing suggestions of books that appeal to the urban community and address issues that relate to them. Talking about the reason why Bigg Marv was chosen, Webb says that his commitment to working with young people and organizations like Hodge Podge and the Boys and Girls Club was a big factor, as well as his role in developing musical talent.

To find out more about Hip Hop and Books and its plans for the future, visit You can also contact Cyrus Webb at, 601.896.5616 or

Monday, August 2, 2010

(Aug. 2, 2010) News From Shadow Play Entertainment

What a year it has been for Shadow Play Entertainment and its various subsidiaries. Month after month has been full of activity, and August seems to be no different. Below are the most current updates:

* Conversations Book Club has chosen "The Skinny On" series as its selection of the month for August 2010. Created by Jim Randel, it is the perfect set of books to address many of the issues Americans are dealing with from day-to-day. For details, visit

* CONVERSATIONS LIVE RADIO: After celebrating its 7th year on the radio in July 2010, Conversations LIVE Radio will bring you over 50 guests during the month of August 2010 that will span the arts, entertainment and current events that you have been hearing about. To see the full listing of guests, click this link:

* (Sat. Aug. 7, 2010) Bestselling authr Roy Glenn will travel to Hinds, Rankin and Madison counties on Sat. August 7, 2010 to promote his newest book. For details of his schedule, visit this link:

* (Tues. Aug. 10, 2010) Motivational speaker and author Shay Olivarria will be in Mississippi on Tues. Aug. 10, 2010 sharing ways to make the best use of money using her book MONEY MATTERS. For details of her visit, click here:

* (Saturday, August 14, 2010) ---- Shadow Play Entertainment will be hosting its next Hip Hop and Books Literacy Rally on Sat. August 14, 2010 beginning at 4p.m. at Smith Park (302 Amite St. *Jackson, MS). The free event will include performances by Mississippi's own Unik, Spida, Young Boi Hulk as well as special guests Joey Calendar and Pryce of Brite Mic Ent. from Oakland, California and Hip Hop and Books newest spokesperson Bigg Marv. For details visit this link:

* The Hip Hop and Books Literacy Campaign welcomes its new National Spokesperson, Bigg Marv. Known to many as the cousin of rap superstar M. C. Hammer and one of the co-stars of the hip reality show on A&E HAMMERTIME, Marv has been making moves promoting causes he believes in. Currently he is the President of the teen-driven non-profit HODGE PODGE, and will be traveling the country promoting the importance of reading and staying in school. For more details, visit

* INSPIRATIONAL CONVERSATIONS'S NEW ONLINE HOME: The newest member of th Conversations radio family has been the creation of "Inspirational Conversations" on Sunday mornings at 10:30a.m. EST (9:30a.m. CST/7:30a.m. PT). Hosted by Cyrus Webb and author Mary E. Gilder, the program is designed to give listeners a message and motivation as they head into a new week. You can now keep up with the show, hear from the hosts and listen to past episodes online at

To stay abreast of all the most recent news with Shadow Play Entertainment, visit You can also contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616.