Sheila E.
Sheila E. (Courtesy photo)

World-renowned recording artist Sheila E. will team up with the L.M. Foundation to headline the “Aspiring 2B A Better Me” benefit concert series, which kicks off Sept. 16 at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium.

The 7 p.m. concert will include a special tribute to Prince and hits from Sheila E.’s upcoming “Iconic: Message 4 America” album. The concert will also showcase legendary Maryland go-go band Ayre Rayde and the Northeast Performing Arts Group.

“We aim to help them rebuild their lives in a safe environment, helping them become ‘a better me,’” said Pamela Price, L.M. Foundation founder. Last year, the organization was able to provide clothing and toiletries to local women shelters and help low-income families pay for utilities.

Proceeds from the Aspiring 2B A Better Me concert series will be used to build L.M. Foundation’s Aspiration House. This will serve as a transitional home and safe haven that can house up to 25 families who are survivors of domestic violence.

Throughout the year, additional concerts in the series will feature acclaimed national and international entertainers in R&B, jazz, gospel, instrumental, comedy and many more genres. Past performances include actress and comedian Kim Coles, Emmy-winning violinist Damien Escobar, Stellar Award-winning artist Gospel Jessica Greene and Grammy-winning gospel great Yolanda Adams.

For more information, visit www.thelmfoundation.org.

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This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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