(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: 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


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