Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd honored at 2008 Unlock Your Dreams Conference

Actor: Kevin Byrd was honored for his Award Winning Acting and Prostate Cancer Awareness Advocacy.

About: Kevin Byrd

Kevin Byrd an award winning entertainer who’s celebrating his 18th year anniversary in entertainment has always had the passion for the performing arts and since the time he was 3years old; nothing has stood in the ways of pursing his goal. Today Kevin Byrd at 27; stands at the threshold of Superstardom. With an abiding faith that God led him, Kevin danced, sang, acted, modeled, produced, and directed his way into mainstream theatre, television, modeling, and motion pictures.

Kevin Byrd’s extensive talent and intellectual pursuits have led to accomplish remarkable achievements for a little boy from Utica, New York since 1991 when he joined the Rhythm Lights ( a theatrical performing company) discovered by legendary director Doris Yagey. Kevin Byrd performed in such musical productions in the early to late 90’s “Westside story”, “Oliver”, “Chorus Line”, “Goodbye Girl”, and “Wizard of Was”

Kevin Byrd attended Long Island University in 1998(New York City) and attracted the attention of a singing group “ IMPACQ ” Kevin’s group won 2 times at the Apollo, won several talent shows, sang at the NAACP award ceremony, Million Youth March, and for the RCA recording group” IMAGINE ”, in 2002 Kevin starred in an independent film called , “City Games ” which premiered in Japan; in 2003 Byrd starred as leading actor in an educational film called, Kevin’s Addiction and Nicole’s choice , which won the Cinema Golden Eagle and Freddie Award . In 2004 Kevin Byrd wrote, produced, and starred as leading actor in his hit Award Winning independent film, “ The Last Dayz” an awareness film helping to promote the awareness of Prostate Cancer and has reached a media circulation of over 10 million people, and has garnered Kevin Byrd to international media status in over 17 countries.

Kevin Byrd in April 2005 appeared as the cover Model for the hit Barnes& Nobles best seller list book “Things in Between” by Nathanial Portis ; Byrd stars as Cameron Johnson a young teenager who tries to find happiness, thus working through the effects of poverty and struggles in his life. Kevin Byrd on
October 29, 2006 will be a special guest on the Joe Kelly talk show (Utica, New York) in a TV special called, “ A Night with Kevin Byrd ” in a one to one intimate look over Kevin’s career and how he speaks out about his road to stardom.

Kevin Byrd on February 11 th,2006 stars as the legendary Lt. John R. Fox, a legendary WW II African American hero who received the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor from President Clinton in 1997 a TV Documentary called, “Honor Deferred ” a History Channel documentary produced by Al Roker and hosted by Sammuel L. Jackson & Bernie Mac . On July 11th, 2007 Kevin Byrd takes to the stage in a One Man Show (at the Famous Off Broadway Theatre”The Players Theatre” which drew a sold out audience and received rave reviews in New York City) “RELEASE” a one man show (written and produced by Kevin Byrd and poet Jason Hendricks) about a young man and his portrayal of a plethora of personalities from all walks of life.

In February 2008 Kevin Byrd kicks off his first “RELEASE” One Man Show tour. In April 2008 Kevin Byrd (CEO/Chairman) establishes of own not for profit 501(c)(3) company called “BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation”; helping to continue to promote the awareness of his Prostate Cancer Campaign. In July 2008 Kevin Byrd stars in the new hit Bollywood movie called “When Kiran Meets Karen” directed by award winning director Manan Kathora.

Media Accomplishments:

Kevin Byrd has received critical acclaim and national and International media attention in various publications such as Epoch International Times(The largest independent international newspaper reaching over 28 different countries and over 17 different languages) Parle Magazine, Iflow Magazine, AMAG Magazine, King Magazine, Urban Buzz Magazine, New York Liberty Star, Black Star news.com, New York Beacon Newspaper, Caribbean Life, 24/7, interviewed by Daily Newspaper, Vibe.com, Hush Magazine, Talent World Asia, Healthy Living Newspaper, Life&Times of Utica Newspaper, Utica Phoenix Magazine, Midyork Weekly, Observer Dispatch Newspaper, Caribbean Roundtable talk show, Education Corner talk show, Ebony TV talk show, and WKTV News talk, Icon Gerald Deas MD, Talk Show and several radio shows throughout the U.S.

On March 17th, 2007 - “Honor Deferred” received the NAMIC VISION AWARD Nomination for Best T.V. Documentary for the History Channel; Kevin Byrd starred as Congressional Medal of Honor “Lt.John R.Fox”

On February 20th, 2008 - A CITATION AWARD(Award of Merit) was given to Kevin Byrd from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz on behalf of over 2 million Brooklyn residents of all his Accomplishments and Life Time Achievements over 15 years in Show Business, and his work with Promoting the Awareness of Prostate Cancer since 2003.

On October 1st 2004 - Kevin Byrd received a PROCLAMATION AWARD from Mayor Timothy J. Jullian declaring October 1st as Kevin Byrd Day making Kevin Byrd the youngest and 1st African American to earn this AWARD in Entertainment from the city of Utica, New York.

To get more information and to join Kevin Byrd’s Fan Club log on to www.kevbyrd.com and to support The KEVIN BYRD’S store with over 115 products for purchase at HTTP://WWW.CAFEPRESS.COM/KEVBYRD Tee-Shirts, Coffee Mugs, Posters, and DVD’s!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

2008 Unlock Your Dreams Conference Honorees

First Row - Left to Right - Honorees-Cassandra Moss, Sheneese Starr, Tony Herbert, (Renee Flagler Representative), Dominic Carter, LyToya Parker(Founder Unlock Your Dream Conference) Kevin Byrd, Phil Andrews, Pastor Dawn Harvey, Zykeya McLeod, Kenyatta Funderberk,

Second Row - Left to Right - Honorees -Darryl Williams, Andrew Morrison, Georgia Woodbine, ShaChena Gibbs, LaVerne Curtis, Simone Kelly-Brown, Michelle Mitchell, Kimberly Grant, Maria Davis

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Monday, August 18, 2008

2008 Unlock Your Dreams Conference a Huge Success

Darlene Aiken President/CEO

Inner Beauty Solutions, Inc.(r

2008 Unlock Your Dreams Conference a Huge Success

The first annual Unlock Your Dreams Conference held this past Saturday, August 9, 2008 at a New York City Holiday Inn Hotel was an excellent idea. One of the amazing and refreshing highlights of the event was the introduction of each speaker. Prior to speakers taking the stage, their introduction was presented by praise dancers, each with positive messages that moved the crowd. While all speakers had words of encouragement, the most heartfelt speakers were Mr. Dominic Carter from NY1, a young man by the name of Obinna Ndu, and of course Mrs. Cheryl "Salt" Wray.

Mrs. Wray aka Salt from the famous duo Salt 'N Pepa gave insight to the importance of why self-esteem is so important and how we must all seek the wisdom and guidance of God. She was able to share a piece of herself with the audience and afterwards made time to sign autographs, take pictures and just talk to people. Mrs. Wray is a true example of how inner beauty has the ability to manifest itself once one taps into it.

About: Inner Beauty Solutions, Inc.

An award winning girls’ self-esteem and empowerment company catering to girls from ages eight to nineteen. We address girls’ emotional aggression which affects their self-esteem levels. Girls tend to vent their aggression via gossip, backstabbing, isolation of themselves or their peers, name calling, etc. by the time they reach upper middle school and high school, if not properly addressed, girls may become physically aggressive which may result in unfavorable punitive consequences. Additionally, because their self-esteem levels have been lowered this causes them to have difficulty in maintaining healthy relationships.

Darlene Aiken, President/CEO

Inner Beauty Solutions, Inc.(r)

"You're Beautiful On The Outside When You Recognize Your Beauty On The Inside!" (r)

Darlene Aiken is the Author of "How to be a Young Lady" Your Total Guide for Being the Best Possible You! To purchase a copy today log on to www.innerbeautysolutions.org

Darlene Aiken is an Adjunct Instructor, Author, Speaker and Consultant. Darlene Aiken available for speaking engagements such as Youth Conferences, College Symposiums, Youth Retreats, and Professional Developement Events.

To book Darlene Aiken as a speaker you may contact PA Public Relations Company at 718.380.2062 or email philandrews2001@yahoo.com


For information on next year's conference you may email PA Public Relations at phil@awarenessmagazine.net or log on to www.unlockyourdream.info for 2009 Conference updates.