Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of FAME: Foundation for the Advancement of Music And Education

Award winning nonprofit organization to host a series of workshops, concerts and activities Culminating with July 24th Gala
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WASHINGTON - April 17, 2014 - PRLog -- CONTACT:   Enid Doggett

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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/))  is hosting several cultural and education activities.  The Foundation was founded in n 2004 by A. Toni Lewis, a Washington area native.  Lewis wanted to create artistic  opportunities for  a wider range of students and young people. “The Foundation’s mission is

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.


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

Various Locations

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-FM 96.3   Thursday, July 24, 2014 •  Black Tie or Festive Attire

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/FAMEMUSICED)     FOLLOW  US  ON TWITTER. (https://twitter.com/FAMEMUSIC_ED)

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