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REPORT: 4 IN 5 US HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GRADUATE

REPORT: 4 IN 5 US HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GRADUATE

AP: Apr. 28, 2014 – By KIMBERLY HEFLING   WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma. Citing the progress, researchers are projecting a 90 percent national graduation rate by 2020. Their report, based on Education […]

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One-on-One with Harpist/Singer/Songwriter Rashida “Tulani” Jolley

One-on-One with Harpist/Singer/Songwriter Rashida “Tulani” Jolley

Thursday, April 10, 2014 Alexis A. Goring, Sentinel Lifestyle Reporter   The Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education (FAME) hosted an “Artist in the School” event at Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro on Thursday, March 27. Harpist/singer/songwriter Rashida Jolley who uses the stage name Tulani, was the featured artist. […]

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2014 Washington Informer Spelling Bee

2014 Washington Informer Spelling Bee

The Washington Informer began sponsoring the D.C. Wide Spelling Bee during the 1981-82 school years. The late Dr. Mary E. White, supervising director, D.C. Public Schools Division of Instructional Services, Department of English, sought participation for D.C. Public Schools students in the Scripps National Spelling Bee held annually in Washington, D.C.   Click here for […]

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Nonprofit organizations in the county receive check for over $150K from United Way

Nonprofit organizations in the county receive check for over $150K from United Way

Published on: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Alexis A. Goring, Special to The Sentinel Representatives from the United Way of the National Capital Area gathered in the Media Room of the Prince George’s County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro on March 27 to present a ceremonial check of $152,316 to Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker. […]

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76 Degrees West Band

76 Degrees West Band

Join In The Fun As “ 76 Degrees West Band” And “Plunky And Oneness”  Help  FAME: Foundation For The Advancement Of Music And Education Celebrate Its 10Th Anniversary On Wednesday, April 16Th   (Bowie, MD)   76 West Band and “Plunky and Oneness” will help FAME: The Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education (www.fameorg.org) […]

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One woman is teaching parents to connect with their developmentally disabled children through music.

One woman is teaching parents to connect with their developmentally disabled children through music.

Fame in the news! One woman is teaching parents to connect with their developmentally disabled children through music.

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10th Anniversary & Awards Celebration

10th Anniversary & Awards Celebration

  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 […]

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Harris’ Heroes: FAME We want to change lives through music

Harris’ Heroes: FAME We want to change lives through music

As some school systems cut music programs, a special Prince George’s County program is helping students succeed through music. For seven years, the Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education has helped high school students develop their musical talent. Lillie Tinsley, 20, is currently a junior at Berklee College of Music in Boston. But […]

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The Christmas Story Cantata Concert by FAME

The Christmas Story Cantata Concert by FAME

C A N T A T A This Christmas Cantata concert, presented by FAME & Bowie State University’s Fine and Performing Arts Department, provides an opportunity for families and the entire community to share in the joy of music during the holiday season. The performance includes some of the area’s finest professional vocalists and musicians along with outstanding youth singers and dancers from […]

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Winner in Guinness World Records

Winner in Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records Confirms Arena Stage And 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 […]

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Ayre Rayde and FAME join forces to raise funds for deserving youth

Ayre Rayde and FAME join forces to raise funds for deserving youth

Examiner: March 15, 2012 This Saturday night, March 17 will mark the date for the most highly anticipated reunion in music in the Washington, DC area. The Original Ayre Rayde will take the stage at Camelot by Martin’s in support of the non-profit Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education (F.A.M.E.), founded by Toni Lewis, […]

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Ayre Rayde March 17th reunion to benefit youth in memory of Daryl M. Spencer

Ayre Rayde March 17th reunion to benefit youth in memory of Daryl M. Spencer

Examiner: January 28, 2012 As Saturday, March 17, 2012 rapidly approaches, both band members and fans of the group, Ayre Rayde, are counting the days until the most anticipated reunion of the year will take place. Donald “Doc” Spencer, co-founder of the group along with his brother Daryl Spencer, promises that this will be like no […]