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Sheila E., PJ Morton, and Damien Escobar among performers slated for the Aretha's Wednesday Night Jazz Series

The Aretha Franklin Ampletheatre is the latest Detroit-area venue to unveil a portion of its upcoming concert lineup and, take it from us, it's pretty dang jazzy. The popular riverfront venue, formerly Chene Park, has announced 12 performances as part of its recurring Wednesday Night Jazz Series. The series will kick off on July 7 with iconic Prince collaborator Sheila E. who will perform with Detroit vocalist Monica Blaire. The series will conclude on Sept. 22 with award-winning violinist Damien Escobar.
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Sheila E – Modern Drummer, July 1991

A lot of percussionists—and drummers, too—have that problem of overplaying. The way you overcome it is by developing discipline. I learned all about discipline when I became a session player. I’d go into the studio and the producer would say, “Okay, let’s hear what you hear on the song.” I’d play what I felt, and lots of times they’d say, “What you played was too busy.” So I’d play again, but cut in half what I played the first time. The reaction usually was, “It’s still too busy.” What I’d usually wind up doing was taking away three of my four conga drums and playing one drum with one hand. Most of the time the people I worked for wanted that clean sound. Instead of playing those in-between beats, they’d usually want something simple. I knew that if I was going to keep working, I had to give people what they wanted, so early on, I learned about discipline. The key is not to overplay, but to lock into the groove and stay there.
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What Really Went Wrong Between Sheila E. And Prince?

Sheila E. and Prince had a relationship dating back more than 30 years prior to his death in 2016. The two first collaborated on a song together in 1984 with "Erotic City," via Billboard. Like he did for many others, Prince helped turn Sheila E. into a star. Over the years, the two musicians would often hit the stage together and jam out while secretly falling in love. The intimacy between them grew so deep that Prince proposed to her during a trip to Europe in 1987. Though the romance between them did not last, the two remained close friends and continued to share the stage together.
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Sheila E. commemorates Prince’s death by posting the wrong photo

Sheila E. saluted a fake Prince. The singer commemorated the 5th anniversary of Prince’s death on Wednesday by posting several photos of the pop legend. She shared one snap of Prince eating, and recalled how he disliked “eating in front of people.”. “But u could throw down when u wanted...

Sheila E. Says That, Five Years After Prince's Death, Grief Still Hits Her 'at the Drop of a Hat'

Five years after Prince's death, Sheila E. is continuing to grieve the devastating loss of her former flame and collaborator. Sheila E., 63, marked the five-year anniversary of the superstar's tragic death during a conversation on Wednesday's episode of the PEOPLE Every Day podcast, where she opened up to host Janine Rubenstein about coming to terms with life post-Prince, to whom she was engaged in the '80s.

Sheila E. to play Curtis Hixon Park May 9

April 19, 2021 - Prince protégé Sheila E., a renowned drummer, percussionist and recording artist ("The Glamorous Life") headlines the 2021 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest, May 9 at Curtis Hixon Riverwalk Park in Tampa. Both in-person (limited) and virtual tickets are available for the event, which also features gospel performer Jonathan McReynolds. Another festival concert, on May 8, stars Joyce Irby & Klymaxx, with the jazz trio Guitar G Force. Information and tickets for both days are here.

‘The Family Business’: KJ Smith Upped To Series Regular, Sheila E., Stan Shaw, Denise Boutte, Jasper Cole Among 10 To Recur

EXCLUSIVE: BET+ is rounding out its cast for Season 3 of Carl Weber’s The Family Business. KJ Smith, who recurred in the first two seasons as Sasha Duncan, has been promoted to series regular for Season 3. Additionally, Stan Shaw (Rocky), Sheila E., Denise Boutte (Meet the Browns, Young Justice), Jasper Cole (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Rookie), Lew Temple (The Walking Dead), Horace Dodd (Narcos: Mexico), Ben Stephens, Jasmin Brown (A Miami Love Story), Kearia Schroeder (Dear Frank) and Desiree Mitchell (Loyalty) have joined the recurring cast.
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Sheila E. Celebrates Women's History Month with Stars Jill Scott, Misty Copeland and More and Jill Scott: England midfielder 'overwhelmed' by messages

Sheila E. Celebrates Women's History Month with Stars Jill Scott, Misty Copeland and More and Jill Scott: England midfielder 'overwhelmed' by messages. Jill Scott: England midfielder 'overwhelmed' by messages and Sheila E. Celebrates Women's History Month with Stars Jill Scott, Misty Copeland and More. Sunny and warming weather ahead. Lakers...
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Sheila E. Celebrates Women's History Month with Stars Jill Scott, Misty Copeland and More

Sheila E. is celebrating Women's History Month in a special way. Over the next five weeks — beginning Saturday at 7 p.m. EST on Sheila E. TV and her official YouTube channel — the star percussionist (née Sheila Cecilia Escovedo), 63, will chat with trailblazing women who have made a significant impact in their respective fields. Each woman will discuss their unique journey to success and share their hopes for future generations.
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Grammy Week to Kick Off With ‘Women in the Mix’ Event Featuring Cyndi Lauper, Ingrid Andress, Sheila E., More

Grammy Week 2021 will kick off with a new event titled “Women in the Mix,” which aims to highlight and amplify the voices of female producers, engineers, artists and executives in the music industry. The event clearly seems intended to address an issue that has long been a sore point not only for the Recording Academy but especially the music industry at large.
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Cyndi Lauper, Sheila E. Tapped for Grammys’ Women in the Mix Event

Cyndi Lauper, Sheila E., Ingrid Andress, and more will participate in the Grammys’ Women in the Mix event, taking place on March 8th (International Women’s Day). The event will kick-off Grammy Week at 8 p.m. ET, focusing on women in the industry that include artists, producers, executives, and engineers. Classical pianist and composer Chloe Flower, television personality Rocsi Diaz, songwriter Denisia “Blu June” Andrews, and rapper MC Lyte will also participate; the full list can be found on the Recording Academy’s site.

Pikes Peak: Learn to play the drums online with Sheila E.

Jan. 31—If you were the kid who played drummer on pots and pans, this one's for you. Percussion extraordinaire Sheila E. (think Prince) is teaching the real thing, master classes online, even for beginners pounding rhythms on the couch cushions. On YouTube and Facebook. — Linda Navarro. Support Local Journalism.
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Sheila E Announces Movie About Her Romance With Prince

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Prince fans are about to get a behind-the-scenes look at his love life. Musician Sheila E announced her upcoming film Friday on Facebook, called “Girl Meets Boy.” She says it’s a “beautiful story of her time with Prince.”. Born Sheila Escovedo, the 63-year-old virtuoso percussionist was in...

Sheila E. announces biopic about her relationship with Prince

Sheila.E. has announced a new biopic which will tell the “beautiful story” behind her relationship with Prince. Posting on Facebook, the self-billed Queen of Percussion shared the name of the upcoming film and teased that it will arrive in the near future. “Coming soon…Sheila E. to release ‘Girl Meets Boy’,...