Sheila E to Take Part in Ringo Starr’s 80th Virtual Charity Concert, “Ringo’s Big Birthday Show”

Sheila E is celebrating a music legend…

Ringo Starr is throwing a virtual charity concert to celebrate his 80thbirthday on Tuesday, July 7, with the 62-year-old half-Mexican American percussionist, singer, author and actress set to take part.

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Ringo’s Big Birthday Show” will hit YouTube at 8:00 pm EST that night. 

The show will include a mix of at-home performances and unearthed concert footage from Paul McCartneySheryl Crow, Gary Clark, Jr., Sheila E, Ben Harper, and others. 

“I love birthdays,” says Starr.  “This year is going to be a little different. There’s no big get-together, there’s no brunch for 100. But we’re putting this show together – an hour of music and chat. It’s quite a big birthday.”

The show will also include the debut of a new, guest-laden version of Starr’s 2017 song “Give More Love,” with Jackson Browne,Jeff BridgesElvis CostelloWillie Nelson and others. 

Starr will also debut a series of tribute performances on his YouTube channel, from artists including Steve EarlePeter Frampton and Judy Collins

In addition, Starr is asking fans to “say, think, or post #peaceandlove at noon their local time on July 7th.”

The YouTube broadcast will benefit four charities: Black Lives Matter Global NetworkThe David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares and WaterAid.

Sheila E’s last album, Iconic: Message 4 America, was released in August 2017. She released the single “No Line,” featuring Snoop Dog, last year.

Sheila E. Releases Music Video for New Single “Lovely Day”

It’s a lovely day for Sheila E. fans…

The 56-year-old part-Mexican Grammy-nominated drummer, percussionist, singer and songwriter has released the music video for her new R&B track “Lovely Day.”

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Sheila E. shared the sun-drenched video exclusively with Billboard.

“The video was shot at my friend’s house, actor Jack Coleman, and on location in Los Angeles. The scene in which my dog Emma pulled me on the beach was not planned,” Shelia E. tells Billboard.

Last year Sheila E. released Sheila E. Icon, an album that celebrated her 40th anniversary in the music business.

Sheila E. was nominated for an American Music Award and two Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance Femalefor her iconic song “The Glamorous Life,” which was written by Prince.

During her noted career, Sheila E. has also collaborated with Lionel Richie, George Duke, Ringo Starr, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Hans Zimmer and Kanye West.

Aside from her new album, which was released last November, Sheila E. is preparing to release her first memoir The Beat of My Own Drum on September 2.

Sheila E. to Perform at the Playboy Jazz Festival

She’s worked with work with Prince, George Duke and Ringo Starr… And, now Sheila E. is set to work with… Hugh Hefner?

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Yes, the 54-year-old part-Mexican drummer, percussionist, singer and songwriter—who performed alongside Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez at the American Idol finale last May—will perform at this year’s Playboy Jazz Festival.

Other Latino artists set to perform at the festival include Afro-Cuban jazz drummer Francisco Mela, Latin rock band Ozomatli, Cuban pianist and composer Alfredo Rodriguez and Chilean cumbia band Chico Trujillo.

Legendary comedian Bill Cosby will serve as the festival’s master of ceremonies and introduce the 19 performing acts.

The 34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival will take place at the Hollywood Bowl on June 16 and 17.

Ticket information is available at Ticketmaster and the festival’s official site.

Tickets will also be available at the Hollywood Bowl box office starting May 5.

Anahi Named Ambassador of Peace…

Mexican actress and singer Anahi is making history… She’s the first Latin American artist to join the Non Violence Foundation, an organization founded by Yoko Ono.

The 28-year-old former member of Latin Grammy-nominated pop group RBD made the announcement via her Twitter account. She’ll serve as an “ambassador of peace” for the organization, which promotes peace and non-violence throughout the world.

“It’s very important to me to be a part of this great cause,” wrote Anahi on her Twitter account. “Thank you for @NVPMexico and @yokoono for inviting me.”

Anahi joins a roster of high-profile musicians and artists involved with the organization including former Beatles members Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney, as well as U2 frontman Bono

Along with spreading the message of love and peace in Mexico, Brazil and throughout the world, Anahi has designed a non-violence sculpture as part of the group’s “Pistols for Peace” traveling exhibition, which opened in Guadalajara, Mexico today.

Click here to learn more about the project and join the organization’s “Imagine One Billion Faces For Peace” campaign.