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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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FAME – Requests the pleasure of your company at our 10th Anniversary & Awards Celebration

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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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10th Anniversary & Awards Celebration

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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

FAME Music Technology Summer Camp

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For students interested in careers in music composition, recording or production, the FAME Summer Music Technology Camp is a dream come true.

Launched in 2011, The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education (FAME) Summer Music Technology Camp gives Prince George’s County students in grades 8 through 12 the opportunity to:

  • Explore cutting edge recording software, including Pro Tools, Sibelius and Garage Band.
  • Experiment with music composition.
  • Learn about and prepare for education and career opportunities in music.

In a small class size of 17, students become immersed in a comprehensive, modern, technology-rich, creativity-based learning environment, which is not typically accessible during the regular school year. The training the students receive transcends beyond occupations, helping them gain skills for advanced placement in schools and employment in technology, as well as inspiring them to achieve.

FAME Music Technology Summer Camp offers two, two-week sessions during July. Read More

Winner in Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records Confirms Arena Stage And Fame Achieve Title For Largest Trombone Ensemble

Guinness World Records Fame Achieve Title For Largest Trombone Ensemble

Guinness World Records Fame Achieve Title For Largest Trombone Ensemble

 

January 11, 2013 

FAME Contact: Shayna Bayard 

76trombones@fameorg.org, 301-805-5358 

Arena Stage Contact: Greta Hays 

press@arenastage.org, 202-600-4056 

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS CONFIRMS 

ARENA STAGE AND FAME ACHIEVE TITLE FOR 

LARGEST TROMBONE ENSEMBLE 

(Washington, D.C.) Inspired by The Music Man’s signature song “76 Trombones,” Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater partnered with FAME – Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education in an attempt to set the world record for the largest trombone ensemble Friday, June 1, 2012 at Nationals Park – home of the Washington Nationals. This month, Arena Stage received confirmation from Guinness World Records that this goal was achieved, and with a total of 368 participating trombonists the new record was set.

Under the direction of Lawrence Goldberg, music director for Arena Stage’s production of The Music Man (May 11 – July 22, 2012 directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith), the participants performed a special orchestration by Goldberg cheekily called “7600 Trombones” created specifically for the event that featured eight different trombone parts arranged for players of varying levels of ages, backgrounds and abilities. In addition to musicians from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, registered participants traveled from as far away as New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Canada.

The attempt was nearly rained out by a torrential storm that caused many of the more than 550 registered musicians to not participate. Luckily, enough motivated trombone players braved the elements and helped to set this new record. Maryland Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith and noted trombone player Leon D. Rawlings were the official witnesses of the attempt.

The attempt and partnership by Arena Stage and FAME was done in celebration of Arena Stage’s production of The Music Man, and to promote the value of quality music education and performance.

WTOP was a proud sponsor of this event. Throughout the entire month of June, FAME received more than $30,000 in free air-time and in-kind contributions as WTOP’s Charity of the Month. This program was established to help non-profits raise community awareness, promote their events and help with fundraising efforts. The charity chosen each month receives a total of 64 30-second on-air promotional announcements on WTOP Radio and Federal News Radio, as well as promotional content on wtop.com and federalnewsradio.com/ throughout the month. The Gazette and Washington Informer newspapers served as media sponsors.

Over 300 trombonists perform 76 Trombones on the Washington Nationals baseball field. WASHINGTON, DC- JUNE 01?Over 300 trombonists perform 76 Trombones on the Washington Nationals baseball field in Washington, D.C. on June 01, 2012?Inspired by the signature song "76 Trombones" from their upcoming production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, Arena Stage is bringing together more than 300 trombone players on Friday, June 1, at the Washington Nationals Park to set the world record for largest all-trombone orchestra. Partnering with FAME (The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc.), Arena Stage aims to focus awareness on the musical education needs of children in the greater DC Metro area. Maestro Larry Goldberg has created a new orchestration of the beloved musical's signature song (ambitiously titled "7600 Trombones") divided into 7 parts for trombone players of varying levels of ability (Beginner to Expert).?(Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post

Over 300 trombonists perform 76 Trombones on the Washington Nationals baseball field. WASHINGTON, DC- JUNE 01?Over 300 trombonists perform 76 Trombones on the Washington Nationals baseball field in Washington, D.C. on June 01, 2012?Inspired by the signature song “76 Trombones” from their upcoming production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, Arena Stage is bringing together more than 300 trombone players on Friday, June 1, at the Washington Nationals Park to set the world record for largest all-trombone orchestra. Partnering with FAME (The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc.), Arena Stage aims to focus awareness on the musical education needs of children in the greater DC Metro area. Maestro Larry Goldberg has created a new orchestration of the beloved musical’s signature song (ambitiously titled “7600 Trombones”) divided into 7 parts for trombone players of varying levels of ability (Beginner to Expert).?(Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post

FAME-Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education is a community, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing equal access to outstanding young performing and visual artists who are disproportionately affected by their social and economic backgrounds. Our mission at FAME is to 

cultivate high-quality opportunities for outstanding young musicians to perform in venues that might not customarily be available due to lack of access, and to help them excel academically. Founded in 2004, FAME speaks for the young performing artist who has been silenced at school due to budgetary cutbacks and/or the total elimination of performing arts programs; subsequently, FAME is committed to enriching the overall literacy in the community via the performing arts and the humanities. Fameorg.org 

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is a national center dedicated to the production, presentation, development and study of American theater. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, Arena Stage is the largest company in the country dedicated to American plays and playwrights. Arena Stage produces huge plays of all that is passionate, exuberant, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit, and presents diverse and ground-breaking work from some of the best artists around the country. Arena Stage is committed to commissioning and developing new plays through the American Voices New Play Institute. Now in its seventh decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 300,000. arenastage.org 

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FAME BENEFIT CONCERT FEATURING AYRE RAYDE

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  1. To order by mail, send this completed form to FAME, Inc., P. O. Box 2228, Bowie, MD 20718.
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By fax: 301-805-0208 (FAME)

Saturday, March 17, 2012, 9 PM at Camelot by Martins, 13905 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD.

For additional information, email: Info@fameorg.org or call 301-805-5358.

Fame Shines At University Of Maryland – Young Artists Step Out to Bridge the Musical Spectrum

The lights dimmed softly as the show began on the evening of October 8 at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland. FAME, a nonprofit organization for the advancement of the performing arts, began to shine supremely as a premier advocate for youth in the Arts. The program’s co-founder, Toni Lewis and Mistress of Ceremonies Jan Fox ensured the evening was a visual display of music and dance to tantilize viewers and dazzle their imaginations.

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