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(BOWIE, MD) - In honor of its 10th anniversary year FAME: Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education ( http://www.fameorg.org (http://fameorg.org/))
To positively impact the lives of youth through access to quality music, education, programs, and experiences, said Lewis. ”
Throughout its 10 year history FAME has conducted tributes to celebrated musicians including Luciano Pavarotti, James Brown, Luther Vandross, Chuck Brown and activities featuring celebrities such as Pieces of a Dream, Tulani (Rashida) Jolley, Jerry Butler, 76 Degrees West Band,Ski Johnson, The Richard Payne Trio.
The Foundation has partnered with professional athletic teams, public schools, government officials, media outlets, theatres and dance companies. The organization has furnished public schools and youth with music programs with new & used instruments. It also sponsors –two intense summer music technology camps that includes music, technology and academic programs, giving students access to the finest college music professors, instructors, musicians and technology in the music business. The camps are in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Music & Bowie State University Fine and Performing Arts Center,
Musician Tulani (Rashida) Jolley was at Wise Senior High School on Thursday, March 25 where she spoke to students about the importance of music, what it takes to be successful in music and in life. On April 16th the 76 West Band and “Plunk and Oneness” helped celebate its 10th anniversary at the Bethesda Jazz & Supper Club.
UPCOMING “FAME” EVENTS INCLUDE:
Saturday, April 19, 2014 11a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tots to Teens Expo
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place Washington, D.C. 20001
The Expo will feature a Healthy Living Stage, where kids and parents can learn healthy cooking alternatives. A Fitness Stage, that will allow kids to learn easy ways to stay fit, including Yoga & Zumba. FAME Executive Director is managing the Sponsor and Education Stage for speakers, music and theatrical performances. The Expo also includes over 3,000 square feet of inflatables, basketball, tennis, golf, bumper cars, over 140 vendors, a Readers Lounge and so much more.
FAME featured musicians include TRIBE, INC, and Johnny Stricklett.
Saturday, April 26th, 2014 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cheltenham Youth Facility
11001 Frank Tippett Rd, Cheltenham, MD 20623
FAME is providing entertainment by Tribe, Inc, during The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) "Building Youth Through Community" event at the Cheltenham Youth Facility, located near 301 and Rt. 4. The event is designed to build relationships between youth and families of Cheltenham, and resources within the community.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 4:00 p.m.
3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
FREE event: Prince George County District 2 Councilman Will Campos and FAME will join Actress Alina Collins Maldonado, Poet Quique Avilles and the Verny Verilla Band at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland. Visit claricesmithcenter.org or contact Evelyn Archie at (301) 952-4436 or EJarchie@co.pg.md.us
Summer Music Education & Technology Camps
FAME is conducting two summer music technology programs: Summer Music Technology at the University of Maryland School of Music; and Beats Books & Hooks at Bowie State University, Department of Fine & Performing Arts. The programs are designed to prepare rising 8th through 12th graders for successful futures by fostering the development of proficiency in computer technology, increased proficiency in music, including voice lessons, critical thinking skills, and academic enrichment.
Students can register at http://fameorg.org
All sessions are held Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
¨ Session 1: June 16 – June 20
¨ Session 2: June 23 – June 27
Bowie State University
Fine and Performing Arts Center
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715-9465
¨ Session 3: July 7 – July 11
¨ Session 4: July 14 – July 18
University of Maryland
School of Music
2110 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742
Thursday, July 24, 2014 6 pm
Newton White Mansion
2708 Enterprise Road Mitchellville, MD 20721
TICKETED EVENT: FAME Gala Fundraiser with Co-Chairs Leon Harris Anchor, WJLA/ABC7 News and Nat Adderley, Jr., International Pianist & Composer Host Tony Richards The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Sirius/XM/WHUR-
Now entering its 10th year, the Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education, Inc. (FAME) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation based in Bowie, Maryland. FAME was founded in 2004 on the principle that all children, teens, and young adults, regardless of social and economic need, should have access to quality music and music education as part of their lifelong journey to adulthood. And if given the tools, the power of music which is a key factor to a well -rounded character, will produce a new generation of leaders for our community and for our nation. Our mission is to positively impact the lives of youth through access to quality music, education, programs, and experiences. LIKE US on FACEBOOK! (http://www.facebook.com/