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Welcome to For The People Productions Official website

Thank you for visiting the website of For The People Productions. We are the newest marketing and public relations firm in the state of Mississippi, but we are making sure our presence is known. For more information, contact Stanley Clark at sclarkpickens@aol.com 872.232.1144 or 601.832.0673.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

(Thurs. July 31, 2008) FORUM: Hiphop and Politics: Can the two work together for the good of the people?

 
HIPHOP & POLTICS*:
Can the two work together for the good of the people?
Join us on Thursday, July 31, 2008 for the forum "HIPHOP AND POLITICS: Can the two work together for the good of the community?" This will be held at the Jackson Enterprise Center (931 HWY W. * Jackson, MS),6-8p.m.

Panelists include recording artists Eddie Wright, Big Pap, Jokah the General, radio show host Berlinda White, community activists Valencia Robinson and Shontale Watson, Attorney Martin Perkins and more!

Issues to be discussed include 1) Should we care what entertainers think about issues if we are to separate what they say from what they do? 2) How can the hiphop community best use their influence for the good of the community? 3) What can elected officials do to encourage the hiphop community's support? 4) Is the voice of the hiphop community incorrectly swaying perception about the Presidential candidates and their positions? 5) At the end of the day who should have more influence, the leaders of the hiphop community or the head of the household?

This 4th installment of discussions is brought to you in part by The Hip-Hop Chronicle, The Street Life Series, YoRaps.com, The Hype Magazine and focuses on the power of Hiphop. It will be moderated by Hiphop and Books Founder C. A. Webb. Admission free.

For more information, contact Berlinda White at 601.307.1851 or Cyrus A. Webb at 601.896.5616. You can also reach Webb at cawebb4@juno.com. Additional information can also be found online at http://www.thebestbookclub.info and http://www.hiphopandbooks.com

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Rapper Ice-T's son-in-law blazes own trail, supports "Hiphop & Books"

In a time where the relatives of celebrities count on their famous connections to get by in life, 28-year old Kut Supreme of Mississippi wants his own talent as an emcee and artist to speak for itself.

One-half of the group The Blak Circle, Kut Supreme is also a solo artist and grew up in Yazoo County in Mississippi. He told Conversations that music has always been a part of his life, and now he is able to make a name for himself on his own terms.

"When I get in the booth or on stage I am telling the story of my life, or our life," says Kut. "I rap about the experiences I have seen, but I also like to give the people fun music they can ride to, dance to or just chill to."

As far back as 2005, Kut Supreme could be found performing in clubs across Kentucky. He's been featured on two compilation albums (THE BLAK CODES ENTERTAINMENT CHAPTER 1 and THE UNDERGROUND EVOLUTION PAGE 1) and has had the pleasure of performing with artists not only in Mississippi and Kentucky but in Alabama and Georgia as well.


In April 2008, Kut Supreme took a big step in his career: becoming the first artist signed to the Dayton Family South label, founded by Ira Dorsey (aka I.D. and Bootleg) and Mississippi's own Stanley Clark (President of For The People Production).

"I'm just ready to take this music game and my career to the next level," says Kut. "I've put in work over the years, and it's beginning to pay off for me big time. I'm ready for it all."

Kut Supreme will join fellow Mississippi artists in the history-making "Hiphop & Books" Youth Rally that will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2008 in Jackson, MS. The event will kick off the 25-state tour that will criss-cross the country promoting reading and the importance of staying in school among lovers of the hiphop community. (Details can be found at http://www.hiphopandbooks.com.)

"When I heard about the "Hiphop & Books" event, I knew I had to be a part of it," Kut explained. "I want people that enjoy my music and that of other hiphop artists that we are more than just entertainers. We are intelligent human beings as well. Education is important, and reading opens the mind. Anything dealing with helping others help themselves is a good thing."


To find out more about Kut Supreme, visit www.myspace.com/kutthesupreme. You can visit Dayton Family South at http://www.daytonfamilysouth.webs.com.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

"HipHop & Books" Youth Rally Slated for April 2008 in Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"Hiphop & Books" Youth Rally slated for
April '08 in Mississippi
Conversations Book Club and TRU Publishing, in connection with their literary partners*, are pleased to announce the 1st "Hiphop & Books" Youth Rally of Mississippi! This will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Smith Park in Downtown Jackson beginning at 1p.m. and ending at 5p.m.
 
 The purpose of the event is to unite and entertain lovers of hiphop music with a family-friendly show as well as bring attention to the problems of illiteracy and school dropouts. Conversations believes that by showing that the hiphop community is about more than just the glitz and glamour portrayed through television and music that it can serve as a wakeup call for young people to still strive for the best possible life they can get through a good education and positive role models.
 
The days events will feature space jumps for the kids provided by Inflatable Kingdom, concession-style food and performances by Mississippi's own Ondrea Nicole, Trill, G-Money(seen above), Britt, Jacktown Slim and Jack Squad. Our special guest for the rally is Lil Half Ounce aka HollywoodHalf whose album SMALL TOWN HYPE features Fiend, C-Murder, Lil Cali, Pearlie Mac, Savage of Trill Ent and more.
 
To encourage school participation, Conversations & TRU are presenting this contest: The school that has the most students that attend the rally will receive $1,000 in brand new books for their school library donated by Conversations & TRU! (In 2007, Conversations & The Jackson Advocate donated over $500.00 in brand new books to the Shady Creek Trailer Park in South Jackson.) At the close of the event there will also be a historic, special announcement made that you want to be present to hear!
 
Admission is free, however, vendors including Krooked Ledda Clothing and others will be on hand with merchandise. For more information, contact Robin Gardner at 601.664.8805, Stanley Clark at 601.559.3463 or Stephanie Mitchell at 601.500.8950. Also visit http://www.hiphopandbooks.com.
 
*This event is brought to you in part by Shadow Play Entertainment, For The People Productions, S. M. Productions, C. O. D. Records, Off Da Chain Entertainment and Jaia Productions

Friday, March 21, 2008

Are You "Grown & Gangsta" Enough? Enter our special contest today!


Do You Have what It Takes To Be GROWN & GANGSTA?

TRU Publishing & Conversations Book Club, in connection with our partner BeBop Record Shops, want to put you to the challenge! Purchase Jacki-O's book GROWN & GANGSTA today through Bebop Record Shop, mail in proof of purchase along with a song in which you are featured for a chance to win the honor of recording a song with the "Madam of Miami" Jacki-O & the Founder of TRU Publishing C-Murder!
 
GROWN & GANGSTA can be purchased by calling BeBop Record Stores in the Maywood Mart Center (601.981.5000) and 3887 Metro Drive near Metrocenter Mall (601.969.3181) for only $12.95 plus taxes and handling. Credit/debit cards and money orders are acceptable forms of payment. Each store can provide their mailing address and the total to be mailed in for the purchase of the book, however, proof of purchase & cds should be mailed to the following (NO ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS!):

 Tru Records * 3154 B. College Drive #534 * Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
Include your name, mailing address, phone number and email address.
Deadline for all submissions is July 4, 2008. The winner will be announced July 19, 2008.
 
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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Rapper/Author Jacki-O's visit to Mississippi: MISSON ACCOMPLISHED!

Thank you to everyone who made the beginning of Jacki-O's "Grown & Gangsta" Book Tour a resounding success. When we began the journey on Tuesday, March 4, 2008---after just 10 days of promotion---we had no idea what to expect. To our surprise and excitement, hundreds of her fans and even some interested parties came out to support her visit to Mississippi---and this online photo album tells the story. http://www.esnips.com/web/Jacki-OBookTour














Conversations Book Club and TRU Publishing wish to thank all of our literary partners that made the weekend a history-making event that none of us are soon to forget:

* Robin Gardner, Angelsbowb4him.com & Conversations Book Club
* Crystal Springs High School (Ms. Jones, Principal & teachers Mr. Bradford and Ms. Crisler)
* Snapman
* Mista, Tambra Cherie and Misha Wilson @ Hot 97.7FM
* Comfort Inn & Suites (North Jackson)
* Stax of Official Blockwear
* Eddie Robinson & the entire staff of Wal-Mart (HWY 18) in Jackson, MS
* Stanley Clark of For The People Productions/Style & Class
* Quality Inn & Suites (Airport Road) in Pearl, MS
* Ms. Debra Gilbert of Richard Wright Library (Jackson, MS)
* Jack Squad
* D. J. Downsouth
* Trill
* PRIME
* Ondrea Nicole
* J Money
* Berlinda White of "Naked Conversations"
* Phyllis Robinson of PEG Network, Channel 18
* Leon Collier of KrookedLedda.com
* Gail Ambeau of Ambeau's Chapeau
* LaBella Models
* Pearl Public Library

And to all who came out to show your love for the work we are doing in the state, we appreciate you and look forward to many more literary endeavors.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Conversations Launches www.hiphoploversread.webs.com

On Wednesday, February 27, 2008, Conversations Book Club launched what is considered a groundbreaking project to unite the hiphop community & the literary community:
HIPHOP LOVERS READ!
It is the hope of Conversations that www.hiphoploversread.webs.com will do much to show that the Hiphop community is about more than a way of dressing, talking or even music. For many, it is a lifestyle and if we want to communicate with it we have to meet the community halfway.
 
Moderated by Conversations Book Club Founder Cyrus A. Webb, the site takes the interests and concerns of the Hiphop community and matches it with authors and books that coincide with it. It is our hope that visitors to the site will make it theirs by taking ownership of the message boards and suggesting your own books to read.
 
Visitors are invited to sign the guestbook as well tell others about what will become the new haven for lovers of urban literature. For more information, contact Cyrus A. Webb at 601.896.5616 or cawebb4@juno.com.
 
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Conversations Book Club Founder Expands His Organization

Conversations Book Club Founder Expands with New Partnerships, Opportunities
 
 
 
Since the first time his name was in print back in 1999, Cyrus A. Webb knew his life would never be the same. Nine years later he is an accomplished visual and literary artist/radio and television show host, newspaper columnist, magazine founder and editor as well as the President of the nation's largest interactive literary organization. Additionally, he is the President of the Rankin County Arts Alliance and the Chief of Staff of the public relations firm For The People Productions. All of this, and he has yet to celebrate his 33rd birthday.
 
With all of his accomplishments, Webb is constantly looking for ways to further his brand and do his part to contribute to the literary scene.
 
Beginning Saturday, March 1, 2008 he will add another slash to his resume: book reviewer for the State of Mississippi's largest daily newspaper! His weekly column that will be found in the "Rankin Ledger" section of the newspaper every Saturday will allow him to give an honest review of the books that he is currently reading and recommending to others. This is just one other way that Webb's brand will introduce him to people all over the world. (Thank you to the Editor of the Rankin Ledger for making this possible.)
 
Currently Webb is contributing articles to the Jackson Advocate Newspaper, Books2Mention Magazine, Blagazine and RAWSISTAZ---with the focus being on reading. It is his hope that this new endeavor will help others to appreciate books and look at them in a whole new way.
 
To submit your books for review, email cawebb4@juno.com. You can also contact him at 601.896.5616.
 
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

For The People Productions supports Jacki-O's "GROWN & GANGSTA" book tour


For The People Productions is pleased to be a support of one of the hottest events of 2008: Recording artist/author Jacki-O's visit to Mississippi. See the details below:

Nothing is music to the ears of urban/street literature readers more than this announcement: Miami's own Recording artist/Author Jacki-O will hosted by Tru Publishing and Conversations Book Club in events scheduled March 4-9, 2008! In what has been dubbed the "Grown & Gangsta Book Tour", Jacki-O will be involved in book discussions and meet and greets in Mississippi, Tennessee and Louisiana.
 
 
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008
3-5p.m. --- Meet & Greet/Booksigning @ Margaret Walker Alexander (Jackson, MS) --- FREE
6-8p.m. --- Meet & Greet/Booksigning @ Comfort Inn & Suites in North Jackson (MS) --- FREE
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2008
1-3P.M. --- Meet & Greet/Booksigning @ Northside Library (Jackson, MS) --- FREE
4-5p.m. --- Book discussion @ Pearl Public Library (Pearl, MS) --- FREE
6-7:30p.m. --- "Passion 4 Fashion Show" @ Pearl Public Library (Pearl, MS), featuring original designs by Gail Ambeau and Leon Collier (Krooked Ledda.) --- FREE
8:30p.m.--- For The People Productions presents... "Grown & Gangsta" party @ Style & Class (Pickens, MS)--- $5 admission/$25 VIP includes 2 drinks and appetizers/ (Jacki-O will be the special guest at this event.)
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008
1-3p.m. --- Meet & Greet/ Book Signing @ Richard Wright Library (Jackson, MS) --- FREE
5:30-7p.m. --- "Passion 4 Fashion Show" @ Richard Wright Library (Jackson, MS), featuring original designs by Gail Ambeau and Leon Collier (Krooked Ledda) LIVE PERFORMANCES by Mississippi's own Jack Squad, Great Britt and D. J. Downsouth --- FREE
8:30-10P.M. --- Meet & Greet/Book Signing @ Subway Restaurant (Pearl, MS) --- FREE
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2008
1-3p.m. --- Meet & Greet/Booksigning in Memphis, TN--- TBA (FREE)
8:30p.m. --- "Grown & Sexy" Meet & Greet @ Comfort Inn & Suites (Pearl, MS)--- FREE
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2008
Events in New Orleans --- TBA
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2008
2-4p.m. ---Meet & Greet/Booksigning @ Quality Inn & Suites (2705 E. South Blvd. * Montgomery, AL) --- FREE

Tru Publishing, created by hiphop entrepreneuer Corey "C-Murder" Miller, specializes in urban fiction and promises to change the way that books are marketed and produced in the future. Tru is pleased to announce that its first relesae is GROWN & GANGSTA by Miami, Florida rapper Jacki-O.

Conversations Book Club President Cyrus A. Webb describes the book this way: "Jacki-O's GROWN & GANGSTA has everything you would expect from C-Murder's TRU Publishing: strong alliances, power couples and lessons that people of all backgrounds can easily relate to.  GROWN & GANGSTA is the story of friendship---REAL friendship---that endures the hurt, highs and lows and success and proves itself time and again. 
 
"The characters dance along the pages in perfect harmony, each lending credence and strength to one another while standing on their own as individuals. All of us will see ourselves or someone we know in one or more of the 6 main characters that we're introduced to, whether we like what we see or not.
 
"GROWN & GANGSTA is for the grown and sexy and reeks of sophisticated fiction that normally takes years to develop. TRU Publishing knocks this one out of the park with its debut release and Jacki-O maintains her sexy, street-cred persona with a novel that people will be talking about long after its closed shut."
 
During the above events, the book will be available for 30% off the retail price---making it only  $10.00! GROWN & GANGSTA is available worldwide through Amazon.com or http://www.trupublishing.com. For more information about the "Grown & Gangsta Book Tour" visit http://www.thebestbookclub.info.

"PASSION 4 FASHION" Show (March 5-6, 2008) with Jacki-O


 
 
"PASSION 4 FASHION" SHOW--- March 5-6, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

FTP's Stanley Clark chosen to represent "The Dayton Family South"




A Conversations' EXCLUSIVE: Ira Dorsey of "The Dayton Family"

by Cyrus A. Webb, Chief of Staff--- For The People Productions
 

The warning not to judge a book by its cover couldn't have known anything about Ira Dorsey,33, of Flint, Michigan when it was first spoken; but you would believe it was written with him in mind once you sit down to talk to him. As founder of the gangster rap group The DAYTON FAMILY, Dorsey aka Bootleg has had the best of both worlds, knowing success and failure as well as the ups and downs of coming from the streets.

 

In the 90s he was respected in the industry, rapping about the world as he knew it and speaking at times from his own experiences. His sincerity and genuineness is unmistakable as he proves that true talent is not based on a catchy hook but the realness of someone who has known personally of the message he preaches over the airwaves and on stage.

 

Named for the neighborhood that gave them life--and took so many others--- Dayton Family made waves with their first album WHAT'S ON MY MIND and later the blockbuster F.B.I. Both lived up to the hype they generated and showed real staying power from the members: Bootleg, Shoestring and Backstabber.

 

Dark days, though, loomed ahead. Like others in the entertainment industry and beyond, Dorsey has had his share of legal woes and scathing reports in the media---but he has risen above it all to show that he is really in this game to stay.  In 2005 his lyrical voice was silenced, creating a void for the realness and flow that only he seemed to be about to create. Now three years later he has emerged again, joining with Stanley Clark, President of the Mississippi-based For The People Productions marketing firm to not only bring his skills to the South but look for like-minded talent to spread what the Dayton Family is all about in 2008.

 

This is an exclusive interview you will find no where else, letting you behind the name of a man that many love, hate, respect and fear.  As Chief of Staff of FTP and President of Conversations Book Club, my interview with Dorsey was not just to announce his return to music. I want to give the world a good look at someone who has been counted out time and again, only to silence his critics with what has been the bases of his life since the beginning: His truth.

 

This is our conversation.

 

Ira, thank you for taking out the time to talk with us. I want to take you back to the beginning of your life in Flint, Michigan. When did you first take an interest in music?

I was a young guy, around 10 or 11, writing music, but it was in my early teens that I started to take it seriously. My uncle was a dj and I used to play his mixtapes. I was a Def Jam man, listening to everything from L.L. Cool J to A Tribe Called Qwest. It was real music back then. Some of the tapes I played so much that they broke.

 

Did you know at that time that you wanted to be an entertainer like the artists you were listening to?

Now then. My career at that time was in the streets. The music was a way of entertaining my neighborhood. You see, we were off Dayton Ave. It was known for the business of the streets, and all of us young people--over a hundred of us---were like a family. When I rapped, I would have 50 or so people in my neighborhood come over to hear me. It made me feel good, because I could see that I was able to make people move, painting a pictures with just what I said.

 

So when did you see that music could give you the career that the streets were providing you?

I met a guy named Shoestring who also rapped and we started going back and forth spitting rhymes. Someone told us that we needed to go to the studio. The first day I steeped in the booth I was hooked. I knew it right then. Once in the studio I didn't want to leave. Even if I didn't have a way to get there I would walk. That was what I wanted. It was Shoestring that also gave me the name Bootleg, because anything you wanted, I was able to get it somehow. It all continued from there.

 

I want to go back to what you said about working the streets. What initially brought you to that world?

You have to understand that I grew up without a father and was pretty much having to fiend for myself. I turned to the streets for guidance and leadership. I didn't know any better, so as I grew in the game I was leading others to do what I did. All of us were going astray.

 

Once the group the Dayton Family was together what did you do at that point?

It was all about getting the word out there. We were out there performing, and the people loved us. This was before we could afford to even have an album. There was one song at the time that we were really pushing, and I used my connections in the inner city to get the finances we needed to fuel the movement we had created. We had 10,000 cds sold in three days or so.

 

When you compare the two worlds---the streets and the music industry---are you surprised at how alike they are?

Not at all. It is about who has the best product and who markets themselves and their product the best. There is really nothing different about them, just a different product. I had to work at getting my music out there just like I had to work at getting my respect on the streets.

 

Ira, I found the lyrics to your song "Flint Town" online. I want to repeat some of what you say there and then ask you a question.  "Michael Jackson said it don't matter black or white but it should. Cause Flint, Michigan's a long way from Hollywood. I tried to go to college, but I saw myself stuck in Flint. Beside them college folks don't want no po male black resident. Flint, Michigan's a prison, and we all are locked up. The only good jobs are the jobs that could be rocked up. Refused to work for Burger King and still be livin' po'. How can you work for Burger King an' live in a condo?  My city's being (expletive) by your system, that's evident. Puts bullets in a brother at a club back to ignorent."  My question to you would be this. You say you wrote to entertain, but with lyrics like that do you think it forces people to think as well?

Definitely. If you talk with anyone in Flint, they will tell you that those words are the story of their own lives. It's truth. I want to make people feel good, but I do want them to think about what I'm saying, too. By identifying what the problems are, we are able to work on fixing them.

 

Let's talk about the line that says "Puts bullets in a brother at a club to ignorent." One thing that has been connected with hiphop is the violence it seems to portray. How have your experiences been influenced by what seems like senseless violence?

I can talk about that because the life I was living at the time put me dead in the middle of it. I was ignorant. The violence couldn't be too far from us because the violence was us. It's just that simple. That's why I can tell them what happens out there. I have learned the power of being free. I have widened the range of the things I'm involved in. I know you can't make money, music or any real moves when you are locked up or dead.

 

As you can imagine, Ira, there is alot that can be found online. That is where I found those lyrics. Something else that I found about you in my research was not as flattering. A poster to an online bulletin board said this: "Dayton Family is street. Don't ever let anyone tell you they soft. On the day their album was released nationwide, Ira Dorsey was driving around Flint with a woman in the trunk of his car. He had her kidnapped for like 4 days while he went on a drug rampage, and tortured her." What would you say to someone who came across that post?

I would say that you are smarter than that to believe I would do something like that. Believe me, if that was true I wouldn't be here talking with you right not, and that's real. I wouldn't be here. You know, it's like anything else. I don't deal with just anybody, so people are always trying to figure out who I am. To know me you have to be in my inner circle. Those that aren't have to create their own Ira Dorsey. Anything that could jeopardize my freedom you better believe that I wouldn't be out there living it or rapping about it.

 

You mentioned rapping about things that may or may not be a part of the artist. We are told by some that it is our job to realize that the entertainment industry is just that: entertainment. I'm wondering if you think there is a thin line between what is real and what isn't in the music business.

There is a very thin line between what a rapper says and what a rapper does. Some even cross over the line and get caught up. For me, some try to tie me too close to the music I make. I might say something on a beat, but that doesn't mean I really do that. I'm a messenger of the streets. I write about what I know and what I see. That's what I do.

 

It has been three years since your last release. The independent album, FAST LIFE, sold over 60,000 units on its own. Do you think the industry has changed alot since you were on the scene?

Definitely. It's not the same game. It's not about painting a picture anymore. It's about a catchy hook and beat. That's not me. I'm going to entertain you, but I'm gonna continue to put my heart in everything I do.

 

You and I were connected by Stanley Clark of For The People Productions in Mississippi. He told me you wanted to bring a new sound to the music scene with what you're calling Dayton Family South. Why are you looking in the south now?

The South is where it should've been all the time, to be honest with you. That is where our fan base really is. Lots of love from the South. We are always well received there. Look, this move was more than about entertainment. This is business. For me, it's like an athlete. I'm in the fourth quarter of the game, and if I'm going to do something it has to be now.

 

I know the people in the South that have been looking to break into the industry will be glad to hear that. What are you looking for when it comes adding to the family?

They have to come with it. I want them to have a strong work ethic, be serious about their business and understand that I'm trying to do this write. If you are on the fence about whether to do what is right or wrong, then I can't deal with you. Most of all, you have to have genuine talent. I want people to come with us and be so good that it makes me step my game up. Some labels don't want people among them that are better than them. That's not me. I want you to grow bigger than me. Give me all you got.

 

Ira, I know you are eager to get back out there with your music, but what else would you like to do?

I want to do everything: books, tv and movies. What I really want to see is a documentary of The Dayton Family. I want to take you behind the scenes of the neighborhood that made me.

 

Thank you for giving me this access into your life. What would you like to say to the people who are reading this interview and learning about you for the first time.

I would say that if you ever want to hear powerful music then what I bring for you. If you can relate to ever being the underdog or ever at the bottom of anything, then I have the music that will heal you of all the pain you have experienced. I can lift you up.

 

And to your fans? What would you like for them to know?

I love all of you for sticking by me and not jumping ship like some have done. Believe me when I say that I am going to bring the heat.  You will be seeing me soon. I am going to go out of my way to hit each of your cities soon. Just give a minute. I want you all to know that everything I do is for you.

 

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Founding Member of Flint's DAYTON FAMILY looks to the South for evolution


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Founding Member of Flint's DAYTON FAMILY looks to the South for evolution
 
Contact:
Stanley Clark, President
For The People Productions (Marketing & PR)
1.773.344.7220
 
Cyrus A. Webb, Chief of Staff
For The People Productions (Marketing & PR)
 
After years of being out of the spotlight, Ira Dorsey of Flint, Michigan's notorious Dayton Family will be emerging back on the music scene with a new outlook on the entertainment world as well as searching for new blood.
 
"I couldn't have been happier about the opportunity to reintroduce the world to such a prolific artist," says Stanley Clark,34, President of the For The People Productions, the organization that will be coordinating Dorsey's ventures in the South. "Our organization has proven itself to handle talent of his caliber and we think what he (Dorsey) is doing now in life will be a benefit to now only the community but the entertainment industry as well."
 
Dorsey will be visiting Mississippi during January 2008 to meet with Stanley Clark and Cyrus A. Webb, the Chief of Staff of the firm. Webb will be focusing on the image of Dorsey, both past and future.
 
"I have done the research and know what has been said about Dorsey and the DAYTON FAMILY," Webb, 32, said in a statement prepared for the press. "When I see and hear things like that I think it is important to step back and do your best to figure out what is real and what has been exaggerated. At the end of the day my job in this relationship is to make sure that Dorsey is judged on what he is offering as an artist and those who are trying to break into the industry. Times have changed, and people change---and we would be wrong to not acknowledge that."
 
For more information about the upcoming visit of the Dayton Family to the south and Dorsey's visit to Mississippi, contact Stanley Clark at 1.773.344.7220 or Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com. For more information about For The People Productions, visit http://www.forthepeopleproductions.org.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

"Conversations* New Orleans" debuts Saturday, January 19, 2008!


On Saturday, January 19, 2008 book lovers and fans from Texas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georigia will converge on New Orleans for the debut of "Conversations* New Orleans", hosted by radio/television show host Cyrus A. Webb.
 

Conversations Book Club in New Orleans is pleased to be uniting readers of all genres, races and genders around great books and authors. Meeting at the Comfort Inn and Suites Downtown (346 Baronne St.) every 3rd Saturday at 1p.m., the group will talk about authors that are making an impact on the literary scene and get to meet them live and in person.

Moderated by Conversations Book Club President Cyrus A. Webb (http://www.authorsden.com/cawebb) of Mississippi, the group will host authors Corey "C-Murder" Miller (DEATH AROUND THE CORNER) and Latricia Peters (GIRL, NAW!) in each first meeting and announce some exciting news for book lovers worldwide.

For details, feel free to visit http://conversationsneworleans.blogspot.com or contact Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616.

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