The Scarborough Foundation Honors Music Legends Earth, Wind & Fire,
Morgan State University’s Melvin Miles, Jr and Dr. Hattie Bailey
Giving Back to Youth Through Music and Arts
Baltimore, MD (June 21, 2016)- The Scarborough Foundation is hosting its inaugural annual Awards Celebration titled, “A Musical Tribute to Skip Scarborough” on Sunday July 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Murphy Fine Arts Center located at 2201 Argonne Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218, on the Morgan State University Campus. Skip Scarborough has been referred to as the “Greatest Songwriter You Never Heard Of.” This Grammy Award Winning Songwriter, Producer and Musician’s credits include such classic hits as: “Can’t Hide Love” and “Love’s Holiday” (Earth, Wind & Fire),”Lovely Day” (Bill Withers), “Don’t Ask My Neighbor” (The Emotions), “Side Show” (Blue Magic),”Love Ballad” (LTD), “Giving You The Best That I’ve Got,” (Anita Baker), and “It’s Alright With Me” (Patty Labelle) to name of a few.
The soulful night of music features performances by The Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute band, IN-GRATITUDE and R&B Recording Artists Tracy Hamlin, Dr. Anthony Brown, Marc Scarborough, Gwen Matthews and Alton McClain Scarborough, formerly of the hit 70’s Disco girl group, Alton McClain & Destiny.
The evening, hosted by TV/Radio Personality, and Songstress Angela Stribling includes the presentation of scholarships to deserving Maryland Public School Students. Highlights of the evening include the ALEXI Lifetime Achievement Award in Music Industry presented to Earth Wind & Fire (Pre-taped). Morgan State University’s Marching Band Director of 43 Years, Melvin Miles, Jr. will be presented the ALEXI Lifetime Achievement Award in Music Education. Receiving the ALEXI Community Service Award for her work in the Park Heights Community is Rev., Dr. Hattie Bailey, CEO of Project Success Youth Place – Out of School Time Program.
On remembering Skip Scarborough, Philip Bailey stated, “He was so prolific …we were extremely proud to have been a part of the collection of people that he gave his wonderful songs to.” With regard to the importance of the Scarborough Foundation, Verdine White said, “Because of the Scarborough Foundation, this generation will have a chance for the appreciation of music and also develop into great artists like Skip”.
The mission of the Scarborough Foundation, founded by Skip’s widow Alton McClain Scarborough, is to provide scholarships and grants to assist in the educational advancement of students within the Maryland Public School System who display extraordinary talent and potential in music, dance, theatre arts and the recording arts and sciences. When asked about the creation of The Scarborough Foundation, Alton McClain Scarborough states, “I believe in dreams! As a child, I dreamed of becoming a singer and that dream came true. I also dreamed of a way to help children begin to live their dreams, and The Scarborough Foundation is the fruit of that vision being realized and a legacy being honored.”
Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster by visiting http://bit.ly/ScarboroughAwards
For additional information, please visit The Scarborough Foundation’s website at www.thescarboroughfoundation.org, follow on Instagram @TheScarboroughFDN and like the foundation page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thescarboroughfoundation.
Candice Nicole Public Relations