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Scarborough Foundation to honor Earth, Wind & Fire

Phinesse Demps | 6/24/2016, 6 a.m.
The Scarborough Foundation will honor music legends Earth, Wind & Fire, Melvin Miles and Dr. Hattie Bailey at its inaugural ...

The Scarborough Foundation will honor music legends Earth, Wind & Fire, Melvin Miles and Dr. Hattie Bailey at its inaugural awards celebration, “A Musical Tribute to Skip Scarborough,” on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the Murphy Fine Arts Center located on the campus of Morgan State University.

Skip Scarborough, a Grammy Award winning songwriter, wrote hits such as “Can’t Hide Love” by Earth,Wind & Fire, “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers and “Giving You The Best That I’ve Got” by Anita Baker among others.

Performances by In Gratitude, Tracy Hamlin and Alton McClain Scarborough will be featured at the event.

The event hosted by radio personality and singer Angela Stribling will present scholarships to deserving students, as well as honor Earth, Wind & Fire with the Alexi Lifetime Achievement Award, Melvin Miles with the Lifetime achievement award for Music Education, and Dr. Hattie Bailey with the Alexi Community Service Award.

Although Earth, Wind & Fire will not be present at the event, a pre-recorded interview will be shown.

On remembering Skip Scarborough, Philip Bailey said, “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 to develop into great artists like Skip.”

The mission of the Scarborough Foundation founded by Skip’s widow Alton McClain Scarborough (formerly with the group Destiny) is to provide scholarships and grants to assist in the educational advancement of students within the public school system who display extraordinary natural abilities and acquired proficiency in music, dance, theatre arts, and the recording arts and sciences.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or http://bit.ly/ScarboroughAwards.