The Anointed Harvesters are hosting their first annual fund-raiser. Join “The Anointed Harvesters” for a classy and creative fundraiser filled with delicious food, great entertainment from up and coming Chicagoland talent, and an intimate conversation with their special celebrity guest; actor/writer/singer, Christian Keyes, best known from his roles in stage productions by Tyler Perry, such as, “Madea Goes To Jail”, and BET’s “Let’s Stay Together.”
The Anointed Harvesters (AH) is a Chicagoland-based 501c3 nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to empower, inspire and uplift the communities of the world through the arts. They are excited to host their first annual fundraiser, taking place Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at Pierre’s Banquet. A $1000 Scholarship will be awarded to an up & coming artist who has demonstrated excellence, skill and dedication in the areas of film, television and/or theater, either as talent or behind the scenes. Mr. Keyes will inspire & motivate others as he shares his journey in the industry in a unique format, similar to the that of the renowned “Inside the Actor’s Studio” Drama School.
“I am honored to be involved with this event,” says Keyes. “I enjoy giving my time to people and organizations that are focused on being a blessing to others.” The Anointed Harvesters are thrilled that Keyes accepted their invitation. “One reason we chose Christian Keyes as our special celebrity guest is because he embodies another aspect of our organization, which is DIY: Do-It-Yourself,” says VP and co-founder, Maisha R. Carter. “Mr. Keyes works within the Hollywood community as an actor & singer, but he is also a screenwriter, a songwriter and producer….a creator of opportunity for himself and others. And we truly believe he is a rising star with the best in front of him.
The mother/daughter duo, Shebeta and Maisha Carter, served over the Drama ministry at Living Word Christian Center, under the leadership of Pastor Bill Winston, for over 13 years. In 2003, they co-founded The Anointed Harvesters, and together they have produced stage plays and mentored aspiring playwrights and actors. They have been heavy supporters of the Englewood Film Festival and served as the Executive Producers of the feature film Of Boys and Men starring Robert Townsend and Oscar Nominee, Angela Bassett. Of Boys and Men was released on DVD in 2011 by Warner Bros and is enjoying a successful run on BET.
For additional information, please visit http://www.theanointedharvesters.org” target=”_blank”>www.theanointedharvesters.org. The Anointed Harvesters and Christian Keyes are available for interview.
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About The Anointed Harvesters
The Anointed Harvesters (AH) is a Chicago-land based 501c3 nonprofit arts organization whose mission it is to empower, inspire and uplift the communities of the world through the arts. Using film, music videos, stage plays and workshops, they focus on inspiring individuals to make positive life choices. They motivate the human community to live its best life by creatively depicting the ills of society that are common among all people, and then offer positive solutions that have the power to inspire change.
About Christian Keyes
Christian is an experienced actor and singer and was labeled by Tyler Perry as, “One of the most consistent male actors I have worked with”. Christian has done more than 40 stage productions and more than 1,200 theatrical shows and has performed live in front of more than 4 million people. He has acted and has sung opposite of Brian McKnight, Johnny Gill, Vivica Fox, Shirley Murdock, Cheryl Pepsi Riley, Anthony Hamilton, Lyfe Jennings, Avant, David & Tamela Mann, and Jennifer Holiday.
Christian has had several national ads in GQ, Elle, Men’s Journal and Vogue. He is also the lead in Ashanti’s video that was nominated for video of the year for “The Way That I Love You.” Christian is the lead in videos for Ledisi “In the Morning” and for Keri Hilson’s “Energy” and has starred in videos for Brittany Spears, Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Nelly and many others. Ebony Magazine named Christian as one of the 50 most eligible bachelors in the country. He has had three national selling calendars of his own. He was in the national selling Jet Magazine Men’s Calendar.
Christian has been in more than 10 national commercials, such as: Tide, Nike, Acura, Little Caesar’s, NCAA. Christian’s music videos on Youtube have had 80 to 90 thousand views and there is a couple with more than 150,000 views. He has a huge fan base already in place. This is just the beginning!