Sunday, September 03, 2006

Educating Youth on the Music Business!

For immediate Release
CrossRoads of the Music Industry
Exposing and Educating Today’s Youth on the Music Business
MEMPHIS, TN (August 28, 2006)Twenty-one-year-old entrepreneur Christian Davis, founder of Jekade Entertainment in association with SPECIALS, Inc, Frito Lay, SERVE Holding/Captain D’s,, LeMoyne-Owen Community Development Corporation and the Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission, presents Crossroads of the Music Industry—an event designed to educate the citizens of Memphis and Shelby County on opportunities relating to pursuing a career in the entertainment industry, September 4 through September 9th.
This exciting four-part event provides unique opportunities for Memphis City and Shelby County students. First, on the morning of September 7th at the University of Memphis’ Rose Theatre, students meet face to face a group of well-known, experienced panelists in the music industry for a Panel Discussion (with local Memphis artists Larry Dodson of the Bar-Kays and Frayser Boy of Three 6 Mafia and other panelists – record executive Antonio “2-Shay” Parkinson, producer Ralph Sutton, art director Brandon Seavers, James Power CPA, entertainment attorney and college professor Tonya Butler, Esq. and Memphis City School Board commissioner Tomeka Hart, Esq.) followed by an Industry Career Fair completed with college recruiters and industry professionals. Admission is free and the public is invited.
Next on September 9th at Lunch With The Professionals, selected students are mentored by entrepreneurs and corporate executives, such as Charles Ewing, Ewing Moving Service; Willie Gregory, Nike; Fred Jones, Summit Management and others. The week-long event closes out with the ‘Ultimate Showdown & City-Wide Talent Show’ at Booker T. Washington High School featuring amateur contestants and professional performances by local Memphis artists PSmoov, Kinfolk Thugs, Skat Cat, Al Capone (Hustle & Flow), Miscellaneous, Tom Ski Mask, Nitty Gritty and Choosy. Tickets are $10 at the door. Tickets are $10 at the door. For information on auditions, which will be held September 7th, contact Christian Davis at (901) 859-0016.
Crossroads kicks off with a press conference hosted by the Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission on Monday, September 4, 2006, 10:00am at B.B. King’s Blues Club, 139 Beale Street. # # #
To arrange for interviews, contact Tarrin McGhee at (901) 409-2440 or contact Christian Davis directly at (901) 859-0016

Florence M. Howard
President and Founder
Secret Shop Communicators
P.O. Box 753897
Memphis, TN 38175-3897
Phone: (901) 827-0836

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