Keyboardist Marcus Johnson to speak at Uplifting Minds II Entertainment Conference


— NAACP Image Award winning keyboardist Marcus Johnson has been added to the list of entertainment business panelists for the Baltimore Uplifting Minds II (ULMII) entertainment conference at Security Square Mall on Saturday, April 22, 2017 to speak on the business of owning a successful label (Marimelj Entertainment Group), a production company (Three Keys Music) and recording facility (Studio 8121), which was launched with BET Network founder Bob Johnson. Johnson, CEO and founder of FLO Brands and FLO Wines, will also discuss his entrepreneurial venture in publishing and collecting wine.

Johnson’s most popular jazz numbers include “88 Ways to Love,” “Summertime Flo,” and “Danny’s Song.” Marcus Johnson has released 17 albums. His first album Lessons in Love sold 40,000 copies independently. The album was released while he was a student at Georgetown University via his label Marimelj.

Marcus Johnson will be joined on the entertainment business panel discussion by entertainment lawyer Paul Gardner, II, president and founder of The Gardner Law Group; syndicated entertainment columnist, author, philanthropist and former singer/musician Rosa Pryor-Trusty; multi-award winning actor and filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs; artist manager and acting/vocal coach Nadiyah Kareem of Superstar Entertainment; and stylist and make-up artist Jeneanne Collins (Rebellious Beauty). ULMII founder Eunice Moseley is the panel’s moderator. Moseley is a syndicated entertainment columnist and public relations strategist. A national talent showcase highlighting ten acts (vocals, songwriters, dancers or actors) starts at 3 p.m. hosted by Heaven 600’s Doresa Harvey with DJ GWUAP Squad on the turntable.

Radio host Giovanni joins the list of media sponsors of the one day “ULMII” entertainment conference via BESOS Radio for her “Giovanni Live Stream Radio Show.”Giovanni is a new age radio jock as host of the “Giovanni Live Stream Radio Show” on BESOS Radio syndicated via the Crown Media App and the Fleet DJ Radio App (as of April 10, 2017). Both free apps are available at the Google Play App Stores. Giovanni airs live daily from 12 to 2 p.m.

Other media sponsors of Uplifiting Minds II, include: (over 85,000 visitors a week), Praise 98 FM’s “Lady Charmaine Live” Show at and (over 60,000 hits a week). To see if you qualify to be one of the top ten acts to perform, visit: or email: You can also call 562-424-3836 and ask for “Uplifting Minds II” coordinator.