*On Saturday November 9, 2019 the Los Angeles “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference, celebrating 20 years of community service, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center offering a panel of entertainment industry professionals and a line-up of aspiring talent.
Among the panelists to speak at the conference are EURweb.com publisher Lee “The Voice” Bailey (Rabercom); television personality Melody Trice of “The Melody Trice Show;” “ULMII” Founder and Syndicated Entertainment Columnist Eunice Moseley (www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com) and Public Relations guru Edna Sims (MTV, Grammys, Radio One) of ESP Public Relations.
During the talent showcase and competition singers, songwriters, dancers and actors get four minutes on stage. A winner in each category during the competition walks away with over $15,000 valued in prizes that include studio recording time, legal consult, legal music package, business/public relations consult, photo session, song placement and so much more.
Maybe one of the longest running entertainment conferences in Los Angeles ”Uplifting Minds II” was founded in 1999 by Eunice Moseley, Promotions Director of The Baltimore Times, as “Uplifting Minds” to introduce a younger audience to the newspaper. Because of its popularity Moseley started a “spin-off” called “Uplifting Minds II” and added annual dates in the Los Angeles, Houston and Atlanta communities to educate young artists, producers and managers and showcase aspiring singers, songwriters and dancers. The acting category was added in 2017. “ULMII” arrived in Los Angeles in 2001 with Lee Bailey among those professionals to provide their knowledge to the aspiring. Through the years other panelists include comedian Luenell, Grammy winning Brenda Russell, Grammy winning Deniece Williams, Keke Palmer, MC Lyte, and Ellia English (“Good Luck Charlie”).
A free conference, “ULMII,” has an impressive success record of helping to launch careers. Some of the industry’s most known artists today careers were launch at the “ULMII” event, they include Grammy Award winning Miguel, actress Naturi Naughton (STARZ “Power”), songwriters/producers Featherstone (Dru Hill’s “I Should Be”) and actor RoShon Fegan (Disney’s “Shake It Up” & “Camp Rock”/ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars).
(Photo: A scene from “ULMII” of the panelists at the LAX Four-Point Sheraton in 2009)
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