Feb 26, 2007
CELEBRATED JAZZ BAND, PIECES OF A DREAM, PERFORMS TO SUPPORT YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP INITIATIVE Proceeds To Benefit The Foundation For The Advancement Of Music And Education (FAME)
The internationally seasoned jazz band, Pieces of a Dream, will grace the stage of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (University of Maryland, College Park, MD) on Saturday, April 7 at 7 pm. Pieces of a Dream, a group that formed in Philadelphia 30 years ago, will display its wide range of musical genres of jazz, R&B, and funk. Led by keyboardist James Lloyd and drummer Curtis Harmon, the group recently released their latest album “Pillow Talk.” Everyone is invited to attend this special concert performance in which proceeds raised will benefit The Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education (FAME). Tickets prices for the general public are $35 and $45; students pay $20 for all seats.
FAME, a nonprofit, was conceptualized to ensure the financial solidarity for student achievers who have limited access to programs that will foster their musical and educational maturity. FAME’s mission is to positively affect the lives of children, teens, and young adults who aspire to make both music and educational achievement a lifelong journey.
In addition to exposing the community at large to a wide variety of artistic and cultural offerings, FAME strives to alleviate the financial burdens that many young people face today. This concert will serve as one mode to help realize FAME’s scholarship objectives.
The Richard Payne Trio, also locally and internationally revered, will make a special guest appearance at this fundraising concert. A special presentation will be made by figurative artist Ralph Irby. Senator Douglas J. J. Peters and Council Member Samuel H. Dean serve as co-chairs for this event.
This special fundraising event is sponsored by The Gazette–The Star, The Perfect Plan of Greater Washington, and Maryland National Capital Park & Planning.
To obtain press credentials and/or interviews, contact Shayna Bayard or Barbara Blair at 301-805-5358. For more information about FAME, visit the FAME website at www.FAMEorg.org
(WASHINGTON) – The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc (FAME) today announced its 2008-2009 concert season to promote its mission to support music and education programs throughout the Washington, DC area.
FAME, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that seeks to positively affect the lives of children, teens, and young adults who aspire to make both music and educational achievement a lifelong journey was founded by A. Toni Lewis, a Washington area event producer.
The 2008-2009 FAME schedule is as follows:
Music at the Mansion Thursday, September 18, 2008, 6:30 PM at Newton White Mansion, Mitchellville MD Special Guest, national recording artist Richard Payne Trio and performances by FAME supported dance & music organizations Divine Dance Institute, DC Boys Choir and the Mitchellville Community School of the Arts. Roy Jefferson, former Washington Redskin #80, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Bridging the Musical Spectrum Saturday, May 16, 2009, 7PM at Clarice Smith Concert Hall ? University of Maryland FAME Benefit Concert & Fundraiser. George Strait, former ABC News Correspondent will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
FAME’s 5th Anniversary — Fashion show and Scholarship Awards Program Saturday, October 10, 2009, 7PM at Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, University of Maryland Featuring Washington DC native Ms. Shayla Simpson, Fashion Expert and Former Ebony Fashion Fair Commentator
Tickets for the events are available through the foundation web site: www.FAMEorg.org or 301-805-5358.
FAME sponsors include The Gazette, The Star, The Washington Informer, the Washington Redskins, the Maryland National Capital Planning and Park Commission, the Prince George’s County Council, The Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce and The Perfect Plan of Greater Washington. For more information about how to sponsor a FAME event call (301) 805-5358 or visitwww.FAMEorg.org.