*Music management pioneer Dr. Dina Ruth Andrews was recently added to the professional panel at the 20th annual Los Angeles “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference to be held Saturday November 9, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (MR 511). Presented in part by DBS Sound and Light, the free entertainment conference, from 1-4pm, offers a panel discussion on the business of entertainment, a talent showcase of up-and-coming artists and a national talent competition of aspiring singers, songwriters, dancers and actors hosted by San Francisco’s DJ Occult
Dr. Andrews was one of the first black female artist managers when she started working with songwriting/producing duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Flight Tyme). While in college she was hired by Dick Griffey for his SOLAR Records label, home of the group Shalamar, The Whispers, Klymaxx, and songwriting/producing duo LA Reid and Babyface (The Delle). Her work at SOLAR Records resulted in calls outside of the label for her skills. She went on to help manage the careers of TLC, Yolanda Adams and Marvin Sapp. Dr. Andrews currently works with Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson (District 8/Los Angeles), but she is still looking for that special talented songwriter and producer for her Dina Andrews Management (www.KnewBeginningsEntertainment.com) company.
Joining Dr. Dina Andrews on the ‘ULMII’ Conference panel is Dr. Lee Bailey, publisher of the popular digital entertainment magazine EURweb.com; Hollywood Attorney Richard B. Jefferson, partner at M.E.T.A.L. Law Group (LawyersRock.com); television personality Melody Trice of “The Melody Trice Show” (Comcast/Frontier), and Public Relations Specialist Dr. Edna Sims of ESP Public Relations (ESPPR.net).
The “ULMII” Conference, held annually in Los Angeles and Baltimore, boasts many success stories from those who performed or served on the professional panel. Producer Tiaunte Kelly while serving on the ‘ULMII’ panel was approached by the Dr. Phil show to produce an episode of the long running talk show. Los Angeles competitor Miguel’s dad/manager credits the ‘ULMII” Conference for his son’s success as a Grammy wining singer/songwriter. ‘ULMII’ panelist Jimmy Mayes (VP of Jive Records) signed Miguel to a record deal. Baltimore competitor Naturi Naughten’s mom/manager called ‘ULMII’ Conference founder to say thanks for hosting the event. She said thanks to a Broadway scout being at the ‘ULMII’ Conference her daughter reached another level of success, which included becoming a member of the R&B group 3LW and then starring in the STARZ Network series “Power”. There is also Los Angeles competitor RoShon Fegan whose dad/manager said to a journalist on the red carpet that what he learned from the panel at the ‘ULMII Conference helped him take RoShon to the next level. That next level for Fegan included a co-starring role on (Disney’s “Shake It Up”), a starring role on Disney’s “Camp Rock” and a starring role on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” In Baltimore, competitors The Featherstone’s gave credit for their success to the ‘ULMII’ Conference during an interview with the Baltimore City Paper. They performed an original song at the conference that was heard by SisQo (Dru Hill) who was there and he used it on the 3rd Dru Hill album as the first single and music video titled “I Should Be (Your Boyfriend)” – the song went platinum.
The Saturday November 9, 2019 “ULMII” Conference starts with the skills of DJ Occult on the turn-table, led by a professional panel discussion. DJ Occult warms up the audience to make way for the talent showcase of up-and-coming talent such as Los Angeles Latin Rapper Innocent Mind, Jazz singer Elisa Gomez Taylor, Country Christian singer Charlene Howell, Percussionist Chillie Willie Groove and former Baltimore “ULMII” winners dance troop R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. The event closes with a small talent competition of aspiring vocalists, songwriters, dancers or actors who have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in products and services.
The 20th annual ‘Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference sponsors include EURweb.com, ThePulseofEntertainment.com, Praise98FM.com, TheGardnerLawGroup.com, LawyersRock.com, Rebellious Beauty, ImaginationLunchbox.com, DustDemAFF.com, Superstar Entertainment, DJ Occult, Innocent Mind, Malachi Carter Photography, KnewBeginningsEntertainment.com, Superstar Entertainment, Freelance Associates (PRSA) and DBS Sound and Light
Admission is free. Looking to place talent in the showcase or competition email [email protected] or log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com and register. You can also leave a VM at 562-424-3836 for a return call.
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