BSU Foundation Hosts Ashford and Simpson Tribute

Dorothy Rowley | 5/1/2013, 12:43 a.m.

In celebration of the musical achievements of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson as singers, songwriters, composers and partners, the Bowie State University (BSU) Foundation has established the Ashford and Simpson Endowed Music Scholarship Fund.

Ashford died two years ago at age 70.

A tribute concert honoring the couple's legacy and commitment in providing a platform for aspiring artists will be held beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, May 17 at the BSU Fine and Performing Arts Center, 14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, MD 20715. Featured performers will include recording artists Jeff Majors and Jean Carnes.

Tickets, which can be purchased by visiting www.bowiestate.edu, are $200 General; $275 VIP.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ashford and Simpson Endowed Music Scholarship Fund for aspiring artists at BSU.