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Ciara Wilson

One of the best things about TV shows and films are the comedians that play in many of them. There’s nothing better than a good laugh. Ciara Wilson is one of these comedians that can spawn  one of those laughs. She is gifted in comedy, she can create a laugh from people through movements, facial expressions and verbally. 

Ciara started her career at eight years of age in Portland Oregon. Her first roles were voice-overs for Fred Mayer/Kroger grocery stores. She ended up being involved with several commercials in Portland before heading to LA. Once Ciara arrived in LA, her first project would be a co-starring role on, Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger. After this she would go on to be a guest-star on Disney’s Bizaardvark as Vicki “Hot Head” Fuego. Also on Dreamworks TV series “OMG” Ciara is recurring appearing in thirty sketches so far.  

The Disney episode of Bizaardvark vs. Hot Head is extremely funny. This show is fun for the audience and fun for Ciara. “Playing Vicki Fuego was one of the most fun and interesting experiences I’ve ever had” said Ciara. Surprisingly, playing the role of a fighter came easily for her. As it turns out, she has had a little training in the martial art style of Taekwondo. “But it was my professional Hip Hop dance career and athleticism that really helped me land the role” said Ciara. This episode is a blast to watch. Some of the faces Ciara makes in her scenes are “classic”, you cannot help but laugh. One of the cool things for Ciara, was the role of a tough and aggressive girl which is totally opposite of who she really is. 

In this episode there were a stretch of scenes with “Vicki” breaking several props. There was a cinder block which she punched to pieces and then chopped three wooden shelves in half. One of the funniest scenes was of Vicki pulling a stuffed bunny apart. She started pulling it apart by hand, then pulls its ear off with her teeth, and the look on her face was priceless. Pulling it apart with her teeth was not in the scripted.  “On the last take, I decided to take a risk and pull the last ear off with my teeth! Everyone in the room was laughing, and the director decided to keep it in the show” said Ciara.

Dreamworks TV is a bit like home for Ciara with her recurring on “OMG”. She says this has been fun filming and has met many lifelong friends through it. “Sketch  comedy is one of my favorite things to do and the OMG sketches were so funny and over the top” said Ciara. Cheerleaders were one of her favorite episodes to film. In this episode Ciara got to play alongside one of her best friends. They played cheerleaders who cheered for people in the worst situations. Some of these situations include, during a science fair, on a first date, babysitting, plus many more. 

Her talent as an actress has not been going unnoticed. In the spring of 2017 she won the Young Entertainer Award for Best Guest Starring Actress in a TV series for her role on Bizaardvark. She was also nominated for a Young Entertainer Award for her Dreamworks TV sketches as well as two Young Entertainer Awards for the same roles.  



Ciara may have played a mean tough girl on TV, but in real life she has a heart of gold. She is part of, The Children’s Outreach. This organization donates clothes, shoes and toys to kids. When volunteering you get assigned a child to pick out a package for specifically. “We always wonder where exactly our donations are going, so I love how personal the Children’s Outreach is” says Ciara.  Her favorite time to volunteer is during Christmas because many of the children come from financial backgrounds that do not allow them to have presents at all. “It’s heartwarming reading about their favorite toys and wish lists and imagining their faces when they receive their packages” said Ciara. She is happy to be able to can make a difference in their lives.  

For her fans, she says never be afraid to reach out. “I love love to talk to my supporters about their dreams, passions and favorite things to do” says Ciara. She also says, she responds to comments and direct messages often and its the best way to keep in touch with her. Ciara loves to inspire others.

 

Gavin Magnus

People from all around have been entertained by the antics of Jeffy and Gavin on YouTube. For those who may not know, Jeffy and Gavin are puppets. Gavin Magnus is the creator and mastermind behind the skits that Jeffy and Gavin are seen. Gavin has an unlimited imagination sending these puppets on hilarious adventures. Gavin’s puppets have grown a huge audience and has become well known for his works. His idea for the puppets came from watching SML and Jeff Dunham on YouTube. “It inspired me to create my own puppet, “Gavin puppet” has it’s own unique style and personality, and is obsessed with his hair and clothing” says Gavin. He has a vision of seeing his puppets on TV or the big screen inspiring other children. 

One of the aspects of being a great entertainer is having an imagination. Gavin’s imagination began showing itself at the age of three. “I have been an entertainer since about three. Singing, dancing and driving my mother crazy” says Gavin. He would turn on Justin Beiber,  put on his mom’s gold necklace and dance on the kitchen table. It is at this time, his creativity for skits came to light. “I have always liked to create my own skits and shows” says Gavin. He is now ten, and working hard for his dream. 

Gavin’s ambition to be an entertainer has earned him many projects. He is a series regular on Reckless Juliets where he plays the role of Parker Bennett. Parker is a ten year old who likes to drive his older sister crazy, and a clever smart alec. He also has a diverse sense of humor and full of comedy. “I like playing Parker because I am that way with my older brother Jake” says Gavin. 

Another project Gavin has been working on, which the first episode has just aired is called, When Sports Collide. This is a fun show to watch, it’s funny and creative, truly a must see show. There’s been six episodes made so far. It is based on taking two or more sports, combining them to make a new creative sport. You can watch the shows on DreamWorks TV.

Coming out this month will be a Bravo series, Minor Renovations on HGTV. Gavin will be playing alongside Eric Stromer, where he plays a young designer. 

His dream is to be a great entertainer, to be on stage, sing and be a versatile actor. “I like drama and comedy. I want to share my talent with the world” says Gavin. Some of his inspiration for acting comes from watch Kevin Hart. Gavin watches his movies over and over, his favorite is Central Intelligence. 

Outside of having fun with all of his many projects, he also finds time to have fun at home. Gavin is a gymnast, he has a trampoline which he practices flips. He trains two to three hours a day. He also helps his mom rescue animals, mostly Weimaraners. “We drive sometimes hours away when we get a call from the rescue team. We foster, then give them a home” says Gavin. Just a few things you will find at Gavin’s home would be, 8 snakes, 4 dogs, a gecko and 2 brothers. It would not be a boring visit at his house. 

Be sure and catch Gavin in all of his adventures. All of the projects that are currently out, shows how incredible he is. He’s funny, creative and a wonderful entertainer. 

Sheridan Archbold

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What is entertainment? Entertainment is enjoying a performer, a performer who is engaging and can divert you away from where you are, and take you somewhere else.  An entertainer should capture a person and take that person to where they can feel happiness or sorrow or even a place of wonder. So what is entertainment? It is not a what, but a who, and he is Sheridan Archbold. Sheridan is entertainment.

Sheridan is a first class act that should have his name in lights on the Las Vegas strip, and maybe one day he just might. Sheridan is a singer, actor and comedian. At any of  his performances that you may attend, you truly never know what he might do. Sheridan has many costumes and depending on the what he wants to convey in his performance as to what he might wear. He could show up as Charlie Chaplin or possibly a rabbit. He may sing something classical or pop. Sheridan is an act that is truly entertainment.

In the beginning it was Sheridan’s brother Edgeorge, who inspired him to want to sing. Edgeorge had a Broadway type voice, and would sing everywhere, at home, the car and so on. Sheridan wanted to be just like him, and even wanted the same name. When Sheridan did begin to sing, he sang with his brother at a church they attended. They even went on to record a CD together. Sheridan was three years old and his brother four. However the CD was never released.

Sheridan Archbold at stars2come There’s been many places Sheridan has performed at but, one of his favorite places was at Madison Square Garden Theater. He performed there for America’s Got Talent. Sheridan put all he had into the performance and got a standing ovation from the judges and audience. Another memorable performance for Sheridan was performing the National Anthem, and other patriotic songs for the 4th of July, Pre Parade Program. He felt honored to share songs with the people, and show his love for this country.

When Sheridan performs his favorite artists to cover are, Luciano Pavarotti, Mariah Carey. He likes covering Luciano because of his great voice, personality and his closeness to classical crossover genre in his late career. Mariah, because she has a huge voice and fantastic stage presence.

When Sheridan goes out to perform, it does not matter what genre he chooses to sing. It is all about connecting with audience, for him. Before each performance he always asks himself three questions; How do I perform? What do I perform? and Why am I doing that? He wants to do his best on stage and have fun with the audience. He believes whatever the genre is he sings, if he sings it sincerely, with all his heart, then the audience believes and follows him.

Since his beginning, Sheridan has won many awards, been seen on television and heard on the radio. At the age of ten in 2011, he won the grand prize at a singing contest in Peoria, Illinois. In 2012, he won the grand prize at the Brown County talent show. In 2013, at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis Tennessee, he won the grand prize singing on the same stage that Elvis did. In 2014, he received an award for his performance by the Foundation of Artists Mentored in Entertainment. Plus in 2014, he was also awarded the 2014, Trendsetter of the Year award for raising the standard for excellence in entertainment. As for television he has been on America’s Got Talent, Telemundo News, ABC channel 7 Eyewitness News, CPR TV Chicago Philippine Report TV, and NinonSpeaks Media Image Internet TV show. Plus 90.9 FM WDCB Public Radio, John Russell, Chicago.

Sheridan Archbold at stars2come Sheridan is becoming a great songwriter. He and his mom writes songs together. They write from real events and their hearts. The first song that was created by them is called, United We Stand Pray For America. This is a special song for his family, they are very patriotic and loves this country. They wanted their love of this country reflected in the song. Sheridan hopes to one day perform this song with a full orchestra and choir. Their newest song will be called, Save the Earth. This song will be dedicated to Greenpeace, because they feel people need to raise their voices about the pollution of the earth. The lyrics of this song will be by poetess, Demelia Denton. Sheridan has also written songs dedicated to Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey.

For those who wish to see one of Sheridan’s performances live, he has many coming this year to pick from. The demand for Sheridan is so huge, that it is not possible to list all of his upcoming shows here, but you can keep track of where he will be and when on his website  http://www.sheridan-archbold.com/ . However there is one that needs to be highlighted. Sheridan will be in Italy from August 3rd to August 18th. He was chosen to be the first thirteen year old boy to perform the role of Cherubino in opera, Le Nozze di Figaro. He says he feels very excited about this and looking forward to the trip. He is also looking forward to the release of his EP. This is a project that will display his singing along with a couple of surprises on it. He feels it will be well received.

His goal is to simply entertain people and make them happy. He wants to be an inspiration to those who have challenges like he does. Sheridan hopes to make a difference with his singing. If he can inspire someone to persevere and not give up no matter what the personal challenge may be. If he can do this then he has full filled his mission, because he knows first hand about challenges. Sheridan himself is challenged by dyslexia and he has struggled with it for many years, but he has never given up. Everyday he battles dyslexia, but he continues to master his craft no matter what the difficulties are. Although Sheridan has to deal with dyslexia, he has an excellent auditory memory which has helped him to learn lyrics in six different languages. His love for singing and opera has pushed him to overcome many challenges.

Despite Sheridan’s challenges he has risen up and became a first class entertainer. His entertainment skills are among the best, and his creativity will help him entertain and make people happy for many years. He has a gift, and he is not selfish with it. Sheridan is  setting out to make a difference in people’s lives. It is people like Sheridan that makes the world a better place. We can all be thankful to have him on the side of humanity.