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FAME 12th Anniversary

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12th Anniversary & Awards Celebration

NEWTON WHITE MANSION

2708 Enterprise Road • Mitchellville, MD 20721


6 PM General Reception

7 PM Program


 

Special Performances By

Earth Wind & Fire Tribute Band

and

FAME Jazz Band


Co-Chairs

The Honorable Douglas J.J. Peters
Maryland State Senator (Dist.23)

 

The Honorable Todd M. Turner
Prince George’s County Council Member (Dist. 4)


Host

Tony Richards, WHUR-FM 96.3/ Sirius/XM


Awardees

Andrea Harrison Prince George’s County Council (District 5)

James Ferguson DTI Global

United Parcel Service

Marty Wollesen Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

William D. “Bill” Euille Former Mayor of Alexandria, VA

M. Gasby Brown The Gasby Group

Carolyn J. B. Howard Maryland Delegate (District 24)

Teacher Recognition

Brandon Felder Largo High School

Mary Ruth McGinn Stedwick Elementary School

Kurt Lucas Suitland High School


Anniversary & Corporate Partners

Prince George’s County Government

Prince George’s Community College

University of Maryland College Park School of Music

PEPCO

Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission

The Washington Informer

Innovative Study Techniques

Arena Stage


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Tis the Season

A Majestic Musical Holiday Celebration

Featuring the talents of

FAME Youth Musicians

BSU Community Jazz Ensemble

Largo High School Choir

Oxon Hill High School Choir

Reid Temple Evidence Choir

 

Sunday December 13th, 2015 at 5 PM Doors open at 4:30 PM

3800 The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Kay Theater University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1625

General Admission $15

Students $10

Purchase tickets:

Web: claricesmithcenter.umd.edu

Phone: 301.405.ARTS (301.405.2787)

In person: Clarice Smith

Performing Arts Ticket Office

Click here to purchase Tickets

 

Click here for Flyer

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Child poverty affects a child’s ability to learn, it breeds low self-esteem and emotional impairments such as depression, anxiety and/or related behavioral problems.  Music builds reasoning skills and helps children learn and remember. Playing an instrument trains the brain to think critically and strategize abstract concepts.  Children who regularly play an instrument do well in their STEM classes.  Join FAME and be a part of the Education solution.

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Songwriting Workshop 2015

With hit Songwriter and National Recording Artist Eric Roberson aka Erro. Moderator, Derrick Leon Davis, Vice Chair, Prince George’s County Council

Click here to register

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WHEN: Friday, June 26, 2015

Registration: 9:30am; Program 10am – 4pm

WHERE: Fine and Performing Arts Center

Recital Hall, Bowie State University

14000 Jericho Park Road, 2nd floor

Bowie, MD 20715

WHO: Open to aspiring songwriters from Prince George’s County, MD middle and high schools.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: No application necessary, but registration is required. Open until filled.

FEE: Admission is FREE! REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY,

AS SPACE IS LIMITED. If you do not Register, you WILL NOT be granted access.

RSVP: www.FAMEORG.org

 

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Award winning singer, songwriter, and producer Eric Roberson (affectionately known as “Erro”) continues to break boundaries in an industry predominantly influenced by major record labels, manufactured sounds, and mainstream radio. His countless achievements as an independent artist has established him as a leader in which he has been able to reach levels of great success. An outstanding storyteller, Eric’s music is relatable, allowing him to form personal connections with each of his listeners. His music is influenced by elements of music styles varying from Soul, Rhythm & Blues, House, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Rock and more, inhibiting him from being confined or limited to any one genre of music. His music is personal, poetic, positive and progressive. It is classic music presented in an untraditional fashion. All of these factors, paired with a humble, inspiring, and inviting spirit, has earned Eric the love and respect of each of his fans.

 

 

 

Music is Life

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Join Us For A Soulful Musical Celebration

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  CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF THE HONORABLE WAYNE K. CURRY

Saturday, June 27, 2015 • 6PM

  Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center • Kay Theater

University of Maryland College Park

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Sponsorship and advertising Opportunities

 

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Presented by:

Prince George’s County Council Chairman, Mel Franklin, District 9

Prince George’s County Council Vice-Chairman, Derrick Leon Davis, District 6

Prince George’s County Council Member, Deni Taveras, District 2

Prince George’s County Council Member, Todd M. Turner, District 4

Prince George’s County Council Member, Andrea Harrison, District 5

Prince George’s County Council Member, Karen R. Toles, District 7

301.805.5358 • Donation $50

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo: Sunday, May 4, 2014 4PM

Council Member Will Campos Prince George’s County Council District 2 and Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc.

Celebrate
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ALL ARE WELCOME! Sunday, May 4, 2014 4PM

 

FEATURING Actress, Alina Collins Maldonado performing pieces from her One Woman show: Bag Lady Blues AND Actor & Poet, Quique Aviles
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Dance Theatre University of Maryland College Park Reception immediately after performances featuring Salsa music by the Verny Varela Band

FREE ADMISSION RSVP-Space is limited

Tickets & information contact Evelyn Archie at 301.952.4436 or EJArchie@co.pg.md.us

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Sunday, May 4, 2014 4PM

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Sunday, May 4, 2014 4PM

FAME: Join us Thursday, July 24, 2014 Get tickets here!

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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

6:30 PM VIP/Honoree Reception
7:00 PM General Reception
8:00 PM Program
9:00 PM After-Party

Newton White Mansion
2708 Enterprise Road
Mitchellville, MD 20721

 

Black Tie or Festive Attire

 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

6:30 PM VIP & Honoree Reception • 7 PM General Reception

8 PM Program • 9 PM After-Party

Newton White Mansion ǀ 2708 Enterprise Road ǀ Mitchellville, Maryland 20721

 

Co-Chairs

Leon Harris                                                                   Nat Adderley, Jr.
News Anchor, WJLA/ABC 7                                International Pianist & Composer

 

Host

Tony Richards, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Sirius/XM/WHUR-FM 96.3

 

Honorary Chairs

The Honorable Will Campos • The Honorable Derrick Leon Davis

The Honorable Andrea Harrison • The Honorable Obie Patterson • The Honorable Ingrid Turner

 

Special Performances By

Nat Adderley Jr., Rashida “Tulani” Jolley, Richard Payne Trio

After-Party Performance by 76 Degrees West Band

 

Award Presentations

Transformational Leader Award The Honorable Rushern Baker, III

National Advocate for Nonprofits Award The Honorable Steny Hoyer

Government Leadership Award Prince George’s County Maryland Council

Corporate Leadership Award Jerry Pasternak, PEPCO

Education Leadership Award Anita Lambert

Award of Honor The Richard Payne Trio:

Richard Payne, Rudy Spruill, Roderick Johnson

Community & Nonprofit Champion Award LaVonn Reedy Thomas

Unsung Hero Award Andria Barbee, Cecelia L. Davis, Gwendolyn Ferguson

Stellar Radio Host Award Jacquie Gales Webb

Outstanding Community Partner Award

Dr. Robert Gibson, University of Maryland College Park School of Music

Dr. Clarence Knight, Bowie State University Department of Fine & Performing Arts

 

Thank You to Our Anniversary and Corporate Partners

Prince George’s County Government • Prince George’s Community College • University of Maryland College Park School of Music • Bowie State University Department of Fine & Performing Arts • Washington Redskins & Dan Snyder • PEPCO • Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission • The Washington Informer • The Gazette • Innovative Study Techniques • Arena Stage • WTOP • The Perfect Plan of Greater Washington

 

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FAME Summer Music Programs

FAME’s music camps 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, critical thinking skills, and academic enrichment.  There are four one-week sessions conducted on the campuses of, and in partnership with, the University of Maryland College Park School of Music, and Bowie State University Department of Fine and Performing Arts.  All participants will learn the basics of music production software and hardware found in professional recording studios around the world.   The industry standard software includes ProTools, Digital Performer, Reason, Sibelius and Garage Band. The small class size allows students ample one on one time to address individual needs and cater to students’ interests and specializations. The program is delivered in fully equipped training rooms with state of the art workstations and in recording studios. Each day includes training on specific software, hardware, and skills, as well as open composition time, in which students put their new knowledge to use via creative projects.

Students receive information on building a college portfolio, study skills, teambuilding and written and verbal skills. The training transcends beyond occupations, helping them gain skills for advanced placement in schools and employment, as well as inspiring them to achieve.

At the end of the week participants will excel in musical technique and gain new skills that increase functional knowledge of the language and grammar of music. The camps culminate with a showcase of the students’ creative projects, and discussion with some of the area’s top music studio engineers, executives or recording artists on career and employment opportunities in music and music technology, and basic legal aspects of the industry.  Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program that they can present to schools for placement and employers for internships.

 

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Click here to FAME’S 10th Anniversary & Awards Celebration Booklet

 

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

6:30 PM VIP/Honoree Reception
7:00 PM General Reception
8:00 PM Program
9:00 PM After-Party

Newton White Mansion
2708 Enterprise Road
Mitchellville, MD 20721

 

Black Tie or Festive Attire

 

To reserve your tickets or for more information contact
Toni Lewis tlewis@fameorg.org 301-805-5358

 

 

Bring Pianos To PGCPS

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UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Bowie State University donated a total of seven pianos to three Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS).

The donation was made possible through combined efforts of The Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education (FAME) and Council Member Derrick Leon Davis.

FAME aims to provide quality music and music education for children, teens and young adults. FAME provides scholarships, grants, seminars and workshops that support efforts in dance, theatre, visual arts and the humanities.

“As part of our mission, our goal is to cultivate young artist and musicians,” said A. Toni Lewis, FAME Founder and Executive Director. “It’s not just the responsibility of the school system to provide instruments but also the efforts of the community to help.”

Schools selected to receive the pianos include: Forestville Academy, Largo and Oxon Hill High School. The pianos will be used to assist the schools music programs.

 

“I’m thankful for the efforts of Bowie State University, FAME and Prince George’s County Public Schools in making this a reality,” said Davis. “I’m also a musician, so I understand how this will benefit the lives of many kids that speak through music.” Read More