*(Los Angeles ) – Multi-Grammy Award winning performer Florence LaRue – only original member of the Platinum selling/six-time Grammy Award winning 5th Dimension – visit the Los Angeles Sunday October 17th, 2010 “Uplifting Minds II” (ULMII) entertainment conference.
Florence will serve on the judges’ panel at the conference’s national talent competition showcase to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall Theater from 5 – 7 p.m.
Florence is celebrating 44 years with the legendary 5th Dimension with a string of performances and public appearance, such as her visit to “Uplifting Minds II.” A Motown executive, Marc Gordon, took interest in a group unlike no other that consisted of LaRue, founders Marilyn McCoo and Lamonte McLemore, and Billy Davis, Jr. Their hits include the Ashford and Simpson written “Cali Soul,” “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” “Hair” – for the musical – and “Wedding Bell Blues” all written by Nyro; “One Less Bell,” “Last Night/I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All,” and “If I Could Reach You.”
Ten artists will be judged in any two categories – vocal, songwriting and/or dance – for the ULMII Awards and a list of prizes that include free music video courtesy of Ben Foster (www.BenFosterFilms.com); free music track from four-time ULMII winner VIP (www.DustDemAFF.com); 30 minutes free legal consultation from Paul Gardner II, Esq. (www.TheGardnerLawGroup.com) and Richard Jefferson, Esq. (www.metallawgroup.com); a slot as an opening act for L.A. Urban R&B singer/songwriter Trueful (www.myspace.com/FrenchRoyaltyInc); 50% off marketing and promotions of social media pages by Boosweet Records (www.Boosweet.com), and vocal coaching from vocalist Nadiyah Kareem (Superstar Entertainment).
The talent competition showcase is free and open to the public. Judges also include talent agent Gwyn Foxx (Gwyn Foxx Talent Agency); award winning guitarist and label owner Vernon Neilly (Boosweet Records); label owner and artist manager Debrah French (French Royalty Entertainment), and legendary radio personality and Internet media publisher Lee Bailey (www.EURweb.com).
Seminar attendees can pre-register at www.UpliftingMinds2.com. Topic include “PR/Media and Promotions Strategies” by Eunice Moseley, PR/media and promotions consultant (www.FreelanceAssociatesInc.com); “Artist Management Strategies” by Debrah French, president of French Royalty Entertainment (www.myspace.com/FrenchRoyaltyInc), “Are You Ready to be a Dream Player” by Gwyn Foxx, talent agent (www.GFTalentAgency.com), and “Marketing in the 21st Century” by Vernon Neilly, president of Boosweet, LLC (www.boosweet.com) – a international record label, guitar distributor, and marketing and promotions company. Those attending receive a copy of the ULMII Music Business Handbook.
“Uplifting Minds II” is sponsored in part by the L.A. Watts Times Weekender, www.EURweb.com and KDAY 93.5FM. For more information on attending the Los Angeles “Uplifting Minds II” entertainment conference log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com or call toll free (866) 938-5220.
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