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Singer Antoine Dunn Readies New Musical Chapter with BY DESIGN

Recording Artist Antoine Dunn has been enjoying success in his musical career, seeing his music feature fans around the world. His newest...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Singer Antoine Dunn Readies New Musical Chapter with BY DESIGN

Recording Artist Antoine Dunn has been enjoying success in his musical career, seeing his music feature fans around the world. His newest single BY DESIGN debuts Tuesday, May 2nd, but during his recent visit to #ConversationsLIVE he not only discussed the single but allowed host Cyrus Webb to introduce it.

Talking about what it's been like to see the success and growth he's experienced in his music career, Antoine told Webb: "As I always say it's one of those things when you're a kid you have all these goals and aspirations and you believe they can happen, so when it does it's nothing short of amazing and incredibly humbling." For him he says it shows that "Even in the world that we live in there's still a great appreciation for good music that's honest true and pure in nature."

As he has been out meeting the fans and allowing them to experience his music through online retailers, Antoine has also taking advantage of social media, but not just in the traditional sense. "Social media is an amazing tool," he says. "It's one of those tools where you can use it for different applications. For me it's been more of a resource for business development." He told Webb he is able to keep his audience engaged through it as well as show potential advertisers and collaborators what he has to offer without having to go through a lot of red tape. With social media Antoine says "The playing field has been leveled."

When asked if he get butterflies when it's time for a new release, Antoine told Webb: "I can't say I have butterflies. I'm really excited and feel empowered." He added: "When you commit to doing something you almost don't have time to be scared." Talking about the new single BY DESIGN he says "The song is a new time for me. It's a new chapter in my career. I think the fans can see the growth."

Stay connected with Antoine at www.wheregoodmusiclives.com. Listen to the full interview below:





Saturday, April 15, 2017

CONVERSATIONS MODEL CITIZEN FEATURE: Ben Khatt

Conversations is excited to feature model and actor Ben Khatt*. The 27-year old calls Sioux Falls, SD home, and has known since he was a teenager that he wanted to pursue the arts.

Ben, Conversations is glad to feature you. Tell us: When did you first realize that model or acting was something you were interested in?
During college there were a lot of event/theatre plays and photoshoot opportunities which led me into the interests in modeling/acting. Many student organizations that I joined offered a lot of activities that refers to advertising promotions, auditorium speeches and stage performances. There was also a scouting agency who selected me as a model and performer for prints and music production at the River Hills Mall. I’m blessed to finally have the capability of discovering my own talents at the same time being discovered.

 What is it that keeps you inspired towards pursuing your goals and dreams?
What keeps me inspired to pursue my goals and dreams is the momentum of wanting to become well-known. Since I was 13 I was creative in the music field; sang Thai Karaoke, performed at formals and danced at talent shows. Seeing how celebrities lived on television - I told my father I will make a name for myself to supply for our family. I established a passion for arts, music and promotional modeling which includes screenplay and cosplaying. The level of networking done at concerts, night clubs and outdoor festivals led me in the direction of becoming more successful.

What are some of the goals you have for yourself in 2017?
Some of the goals I have for 2017 is to produce new music, cast in a few films and have a feature in magazine prints.

 How has social media helped you in sharing your gifts and talents with the world?
Social media has been a great source of networking to reach people and companies all over the world! Plus the mobility of mobile friendly sites and apps made advertising a lot more easier and convenient. Nowadays every social media site connects with one another which makes posts more versatile to attract different audiences.


 What advice would have you have for anyone—regardless of their profession—when it comes to pursuing their own goals?
It will be hard to accept people’s negative input but think of each of them as a critique.
Take their opinions and create an opening to a bigger and better path.
No matter what your goals are, the only person that can stop you is yourself.
Those who doubt themselves are the ones who stay in the same place.

Stay connected with Ben on the following sites:
www.facebook.com/benkhatt
www.twitter.com/benkhatt
www.instagram.com/namedafter100

*     Photo Credit: Stryz

Thursday, March 30, 2017

MODEL CITIZEN: Oren Freeman, Jr.

Conversations was introduced to 20 year old model Oren Freeman, Jr. through the popular site StarNow.com, and it was obvious he was on his way to achieving all his goals and being an example for others as to what was possible.

Hailing from Frederick, Maryland, he shared his thoughts about his beginnings, what keeps him inspired and his advice for others.

When did you first realize that model or acting was something you were interested in?
In 10th grade I told myself 'Wow I could really be doing what all the other models are doing.' I always pictured myself in a magazine, or on a billboard and even in commercials.

Oren, what is it that keeps you inspired towards pursuing your goals and dreams?
I keep telling myself that I can be a model and look the way I look. I stand out and I want to show people that being different is okay.

What are some of the goals you have for yourself in 2017?
Inspire myself and others, become more independent, and travel the world.

How has social media helped you in sharing your gifts and talents with the world?
Its shown me how we as people believe a certain image is a way to live, however, it’s not. Being creative and being yourself is what really matters.

What advice would have you have for anyone—regardless of their profession—when it comes to pursuing their own goals?
I would say actually doing the goal, and focusing on what you want in life.

Stay connected with Oren at the links below:
https://portfolios.models.com/762067/
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011710964329
https://www.instagram.com/ojdahprince_/

Friday, March 24, 2017

ALL NEW: The Ladies of Blush Return to Conversations

2017 has already been a busy year for the ladies of BLUSH, the latest group founded by music veteran Mathew Knowles.

Thanks to their social media they have been able to chronicle the journey for their fans around the world, touring with their music, meeting their supporters and preparing for the release of their video for the new single WORK.

Sunni, Bunni Ray and Tali stopped by #ConversationsLIVE radio just days after this year's SXSW events and talked about the year they have had, what it's been like to share who they are as artists and what they hope others realize is possible when it comes to pursuing their goals and dreams.

 Listen to the full interview below:

Friday, March 17, 2017

Literary Advocate and host of Reading Rainbow LeVar Burton stops by Conversations

He is known as an actor, director, host of Reading Rainbow and literary advocate. LeVar Burton has been a part of our lives for decades and continues to be a source of inspiration for individuals for all ages.
He stopped by #ConversationsLIVE recently to talk with host Cyrus Webb about his remarkable journey in the public and why it has been so important for him to share the joy of reading with the world.

Listen to the full interview below:    

MODEL CITIZEN: Monique Navratil

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, 21 year old Monique Navratil is off to a great start in 2017 pursuing her modeling dreams---and nothing is going to stop her.

Conversations was able to catch up with the driven young woman and discuss her goals and dreams and what it's been like for her to do work that she loves. Monique even shares advice for others out there about the importance of pursuing your passion,.

What is it that keeps you inspired towards pursuing your goals and dreams?
My inspiration and motivation derives my creative passion and my want to make my family proud and to soak up all of the opportunities that my parents and grandparents fought so hard for me to have.

When did you first realize that model or acting was something you were interested in?
I began dancing in my early childhood, but as I slowly grew older my interest into acting and modelling soon begun to sprout. I began acting classes at the age of 10. However, I did not begin modelling until the age of 18/19.

What are some of the goals you have for yourself in 2017?
I want to set new standards for myself with my modelling career. I want to refine my skill set, re-freshen my portfolio and make more time for my modelling. The past few years I have been busy with my studies and charity work I was not able to make sufficient time for my modelling. 2017 is going to be the year that I make time and pursue every avenue that I can.

How as social media helped you in sharing your gifts and talents with the world?
Social media is a great outlet for sharing and following others journeys with their passions. It definitely keeps me motivated and allows me to aim higher than I ever thought I could.

What advice would have you have for anyone—regardless of their profession—when it comes to pursuing their own goals?
Never give up on your dreams. Not matter how unachievable they may seem. As a young girl I was quite shy and would have never dreamed of achieving all that I have so far. Nothing is unachievable. All you need to do is put a little bit of faith into yourself, tell yourself that you can do it and watch what the universe brings to you.

Stay connected with Monique at www.Instagram.com/moniquenavratil_ and www.facebook.com/themoniquenavratil.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Celebrity Stylist Eboni J shares her journey to success on #ConversationsLIVE

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes celebrity stylist Eboni J to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her journey to doing work that she loves, what it has been like to see her work recognized and how she is able to take risks and see them pay off.

"It's been an amazing journey," she said during the interview. "It comes with a lot of responsibility. In the public eye you see the final look, but a lot of people don't understand there are days...months that go into creating that perfect look for your client. It's not something that is done in one day."

Follow her journey on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ejcelebstylist. Listen to the full interview below: