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8/1/16 - 8pm - Conversations with Kevin Lei

Bio for Kevin Lei: 

Media Strategist and Event Producer Kevin Lei has been afforded the opportunity to work with a plethora of clients from diverse backgrounds. Kevin uses his journalistic finesse to bring a fresh approach to the media industry. Having appeared on Fox 45, WEAA 88.9, Heaven 600, and WPB Radio, Kevin has contributed to various national print, web and television segments commenting in the areas of Politics, Lifestyle, Entertainment, and Spiritual News. 

Kevin has secured regional and national media campaigns, led strategic planning, and provided consultation as well as event production and management for such clients as Fitness Trainer Ali True of True Balance Studio, Fashion Designer Brandon Warren, National Playwright and Author, Crystal L. Bass, Stellar Award Winning Artist, Jessica Greene, One Church One Child of Maryland, and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.  

As the producer of "The Platform: A Black Music Month Event", Lei’s annual celebration for Black Music Month has been dubbed as Baltimore's most celebrated production for Black Music lovers in the City of Baltimore. Garnering much success and support, The Platform gathers artists from all walks of life to celebrate the success of Black Artistry. 

Kevin attributes his success to childhood upbringing, his spiritual heritage and his non-profit roots. 

Driven by passion, Kevin has dedicated his life to serving others. Whether working with corporate executives, troubled teens, or creative artists, Kevin knows how to make people feel important, celebrated, and most of all, confident about seeing their dreams come to fruition. Kevin Lei is a dream chaser and believes that dreams do come true.

Bio for Jermaine Uniqueeye, Out of the Box Photography: 

Jermaine Gibbs’ artistry is the physical manifestation of creativity in motion. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, the passion that is this photographer’s playground was evident at an early age. It wasn’t unusual to see Jermaine with camera in hand documenting family memories and capturing cinema-worthy pics of friends. As he grew in age, so too did his God-given talent and his artist’s eye. Jermaine went from capturing candid family moments to capturing awe-inspiring and heart stopping images in concert, landscape, and relationship. The tear of a father on his daughter’s wedding day, the majestic aerial aptitudes of a sky-soaring eagle, the brutal and raw reality of the broken and destitute in a country that boasts the American dream are all scenes captured through the poignant lens of Jermaine’s camera. Today, in addition to the capturing the eclectic tableaux that is his background, Jermaine has had the honor of photographing some of the country’s elite including Bishop T.D. Jakes, Iyanla Vanzant, Slipnot/Korn, R Kelly, Anthony Hamilton ,Tyrese, Keith Sweat, Lance Gross, Will Downing, Ray Lewis, and many others. He is a self-published author, an extensive traveler, a lover of life, and a familiar friend to the world of art. Jermaine has one driving philosophy in his life’s work—‘The best is yet to come’. His next photographic endeavors including conquering international photography, traveling to exotic and obscure places, and continuing to use the gift that God has bestowed upon him. Jermaine currently resides in Owings Mills, MD. He is actively enjoying the pursuits of drone pilot photography. Last, but in no way least, Jermaine is the loving and devoted father of three beautiful children. Recognition/Photography Features: • Baltimore Bride Magazine • CNN Online • Black Enterprise Online • Through My Lens, published 2016​