Doug E. Fresh, George Clinton & Gloria Gaynor Will Be Honored By National Museum of African American Music

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Music legends should be praised while they’re still here with us. The National Museum of African American Music is doing their part in acknowledging George Clinton, Doug E. Fresh and Gloria Gaynor at its sixth annual Celebration Of Legends Gala set to take place on Thursday, June 27th, at the Music City Center in Nashville.

The award show will be hosted by Grammy and Emmy Award winning producer Shannon Sanders, and will recognize the three for their contributions to music with a Rhapsody & Rhythm Award.

“Their artistry is innovative and influential, carrying an impact that can still be felt today,” sMAAM CEO H. Beecher Hicks III said. “The Rhapsody & Rhythm honorees span the breadth of African-American music, representing disco, Hip Hop and funk.”

The three legends will be honored in their own way. For Clinton, Mr. Talkbox, Louis York and the Shindellas will perform a tribute to celebrate his career of over six decades. Fatman Scoop and DJ Mars will pay homage to Fresh, as he will be recognized for his contributions in the hip hop and music industry. Gaynor will have Avery Sunshine singing in her honor.


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