Friday, August 20, 2010
Kevin Byrd is an extraordinary young African American male living in the 21st Century promoting Prostate Cancer Awareness
Kevin Byrd is an extraordinary young African American male living in the 21st Century promoting Prostate Cancer Awareness – September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Kevin Byrd is an extraordinary young African American Male living in the 21st Century. At the very tender age of 9, he begins his acting career in Utica, New York. That is important, but what is more extraordinary is the fact that he has been tied to two civic causes when today’s youth are more worried and obsessed with materialism.
Kevin Byrd has been an advocate for Prostate Cancer Awareness since the age of 24. His unique way of raising awareness is to perform before his audiences, and raise awareness to a great cause at the same time through public forums, active promotion at his one man show “Release” and raising funds through his store which sales merchandise to support the BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation, literature distribution at intermission, and talking about what can be done to save lives through early detection and screening.
In addition, Kevin teaches at a high school to students with autism, under his direction and leadership his autistic students were able to pass state regent exams.
His commitment to excellence is evident in both is acting career and civic responsibilities. His work in the area of Prostate Cancer Awareness through his BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation has garnered 8o Proclamations from the Local, National, and International world stage. It is not surprising that his one man show “Release” garnered substantial attention, Mr. Byrd is a consummate professional and puts his heart into whatever he does 100 %.
To honor Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd’s work and advocacy we are asking everyone to log on to his web site @ http://www.kevbyrd.com/store.html and support the BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation by making a purchase.
Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd has appeared in The Epoch Times September 20 -26, 2007 Edition pg. A3 article titled Brooklyn Byrd Flies High – Up-and-coming actor raises awareness about prostate cancer. The Epoch Times is published in 30 countries across five continents, and our content is published in 17 languages. The publication offers print and web editions in Chinese, English, German, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Indonesian, as well as web versions in Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Vietnamese and Swedish, and has a circulation of 1.5 million readers.
According to The Epoch Times New York Staff, Denise Benson, “Amidst the fame, Byrd has still flown high, not only working to raise awareness about prostate cancer which has a significantly higher rate of occurrence among African American males, but also volunteering to help people with autism.”
Kevin Byrd recently starred in his own off-Broadway one-man show that he also co-wrote with Jason Hendricks and co-produced with Marc Meir, entitled, “Release,” in which he played six different men at six different phases in their lives. Release is about identity issues faced by many young men. The play depicts the lives of six personalities, and the lives of six men ranging in age from 18-60, all from different walks of life, in a one-man show. Release addresses the struggles men encounter from different angles, revealing a deep sense of exploration. For instance, there’s Tony – a teenage boy who suffers from identity issues due to not knowing his father. Tommy, another featured character, is an extremely successful college graduate who deals with the challenges of pleasing his mother. These and the other stories portrayed in "Release" contribute to enlightenment of the thought process of young men and as a result, garners understanding and appreciation for them.
Byrd also starred as Lt. John R. Fox in the award nominated TV special, "Honor Deferred,” produced by Al Roker and Samuel L. Jackson, which premiered on the History Channel. He also wrote, produced, and starred in the award winning film, "The "Last Dayz," Featured in Vibe.com, King Magazine, and the Daily News, and he starred as Cameron Johnson/Cover Model in the bestselling Novel, "Things in Between" by Nathaniel Portis.
Kevin Byrd has won the Cinema Golden Eagle Award and the Freddie Award for “Nicole’s Choice, the Proclamation Award for “The Last Dayz,” and was nominated for the NAMIC Vision Award for “Honor Deferred.”
As we approach Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Kevin Byrd will be increasing his advocacy through selected screening of his One Man Show “Release” in the NYC metropolitan area.
For more information on Kevin Byrd or to be placed on the mailing list for upcoming performances, log on to www.kevbyrd.com
Thursday, April 1, 2010
College Park, Georgia – Off Broadway Star Kevin Byrd stars in One Night Only Play in his 1st Georgia Debut as Samuel Johnson a rich successful Lawyer in “The Queen Bee" an Original Screen Play April 17th, 2010
Award Winning Actor/Prostate Cancer Awareness Advocate Kevin Byrd
About: Kevin Byrd is an Award Winning actor, motivational speaker, writer, producer, and BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation Founder/CEO. Kevin Byrd has received 80 International proclamations and honors from: Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, President Barack Obama, President George Bush, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, New York Governor David A. Patterson, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, 100 International Mayor(s) Across The Nation
Media Accomplishments : Kevin Byrd's work has received National and International Media Attention in 200 publications circulating 80 million people.(Special Media Placement on USATODAY.com ,Epoch International Times, New York Amsterdam Newspaper, Radius Magazine, Vibe Magazine, IFlow Magazine, King Magazine, Essence.com, Hush Magazine, Rolling Out, Urban Buzz Magazine, Parle Magazine, New York Beacon, Caribbean Life, New York Times, Hempstead Times, Black Star News, BET etc..)
Kevin Byrd's work in February2nd,2010 (Black History Month) has been honored by over 100 National Mayor/Government officials around American and has earned 80 International Proclamation Awards on behalf of 550 million people(half a billion people);making him the 1st and youngest African American Male Actor to achieve such Historical Achievements under 30years old.
On November 2nd, 2009 a KEVIN BYRD DAY was designated and Proclaimed in the Dekalb County, Georgia on behalf of 1,000,000 people. Kevin Byrd is one of the 1st and youngest African American male to have this honor since 1822.
King Magazine, states "Kevin Byrd is a Revolutionary Entertainer".
Parle Magazine, states "Kevin Byrd is a True Rising Superstar"
Caribbean Life, states "Kevin Byrd is a Soulful/powerful Actor and Humanitarian to be acknowledged by millions"
Hempstead Times states, "Kevin Byrd is one of the most Influential African American young Males in New York City and across America a true Icon"
Now a full-time resident of the state of Georgia, Kevin has dived headfirst into community activism while continuing to promote prostate cancer awareness. Kevin is currently preparing for his 2010 International Prostate Cancer Awareness Tour in addition to performances of his One-Man, Off Broadway production "RELEASE".
Visit www.kevbyrd.com for more information.
Queen Bee" an Original Screen Play
Once again, Russell M. Tyson has created an outstanding piece! Where does he get it from, Who knows and/or cares? We just know it has to be seen! For the dialog, directions, costuming, sound effects and more; it's going to be crazy!
"Queen Bee" is the marketing concept of the living environment between rich and poor; of any race and gender! This production demonstrates the characterization of majority; far as style, stereotyping and much more.
In the myth of a woman who strives each moment of her life to be more than just the average woman; yet she has little education, one talent, strong hustle for her goal and huge ego. How did she get her "wealth?" Well, in order to know, you have to be a part of this next dynamic piece, written by Russell M. Tyson, playwright of Atlanta. Or come out and see for yourself
Opening Night - VIP Meet & Greet: Receive a Signed Autograph & Picture from Award-Winning Actor Kevin Byrd
New Stage Play Release - "Queen Bee"
April 17th, 2010 (Saturday)
Where: College Park Auditorium
3631 Main Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30337
When: April 17th 2010
7pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Purchase Tickets: $15.00
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