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Newsletter Dated: 2/6/2006 7:59:08 PM
Subject: C. A. Webb Makes History in Mississippi
C. A. Webb Makes History in Mississippi
with "Arizona Invasion"
Summary: After fighting back rumors and outside forces. MS artist/author C. A. Webb will give Mississippi a much needed shot in the arm by a first-ever concert featuring Arizona artists.
In just a few weeks the state of Mississippi will be hit by one of the most powerful forces in its history: The Arizona Invasion.
Shadow Play Entertainment will be hosting two events that will feature some of the most well known names in Arizona's hip hop arena, making it a history-making event for both states.
"I am glad to be a part of this groundbreaking event," says Cyrus A. Webb, Executive Director of Shadow Play Entertainment and President of its parent company, C. A. Webb, Inc. "The state of Mississippi needs something fresh and new after what it has experienced over the past several months. And I think this is exactly what we need to help get us back on track."
The two events that are scheduled include a hip hop summit on Saturday, April 8, 2006 and a full-fledge concert of Arizona artists on Saturday, May 20th. The artists that will be featured in the two events include Adda2ud Promotions, Raymond Redd, 2Tone, Blaze Rock, Paperchaser, and the "King of AZ" Atllas (made known by his appearance on MTV’s Made Series.
Souvenir book ads and vendor tables are available for both dates.
The first event is part of Shadow Play Entertainment celebration of National Poetry Month.
Also in attendance will be Anthony Colom of New Power Magazine, Dub-G of Big House Records and Bill Will of Internationally-known magazine Worldwide Westside Magazine. They will all be discussing topics such as “The Commercializing of the ‘N’ Word”, “Marketing Yourself for Success” and “The Effects of Hip Hop on Today’s Youth.”
Cyrus A. Webb is the host of "Conversations with C. A. Webb" a radio and television program that focuses on the arts and entertainment in MS and around the world (www.cawebbconversations.com). The show this year will interview well known figures such as Eric Jerome Dickey, E. Lynn Harris, Jamise Dames, Carl Weber, Farrah Gray and Jessica Care More.
In addition, Webb is a known visual and literary artist and have enjoyed such awards such as "Artist of the Year in 2004" "Spoken Word Artist of the Year" in 2005 and 2006, as well as being named one of the “10 Black Professional Single Men under 30 in 2005” by One Life Inc. (www.onelifeinc.org.) To date he has hosted programs that have attracted thousands such as art shows, poetry readings and concerts. In 2006, he will visit over a dozen public schools with his message as well as encouragement.
Webb’s journey, however, has not been completely without incident. In 2005 he received his most harshest criticism based on two factors: his appearance and failed events.
After the aftermath left by Hurricane Katrina, Webb lost some of his financial backers due to cuts, causing him almost $10,000 that won’t be paid until March 15, 2006. “It was hard for me,” Webb relates. “It was hard having people question your integrity after giving so much back. But I’m a big boy. I can take it. The brand I am building here in Mississippi and beyond can withstand more than that.”
Webb was more concerned about the questions about his appearance, namely that he had succumb to his previous disease, namely an eating disorder. “I lost weight. That’s true, but it wasn’t because I was starving myself,” Webb explains. “If you see me on television or in pictures now, there is a difference. But it’s only because I am more conscious of what I eat, and the fact that I don’t eat out as much. I’m healthy. Bottom line.”
All of the details have been outlined at the website www.free2flow.com and www.cawebb.com. Cyrus A. Webb can be contact at 601.201.8139 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.