Music Philanthropist and CEO of Slip and Slide Records, Ted Lucas and the Ted Lucas Foundation(TLF) launched the Don’t Stop The Music Campaign and will honor individuals who have successfully created platforms to foster instrumental music education. The check presentation by community partner Walmart will take place at his Art of Music holiday reception, Thursday, December 5, 2013, in the Fusion Mia tent (FUSION Mia Pop-Up Gallery in Wynwood, on 22nd Street and NW 2nd Avenue sponsored by Grey Goose during Art Basel. The honorees include; Amy Rosenberg, Founder Overtown Music Project; Abebe Lewis-Circle House Studios and Maestro Edward Marturet-Miami Symphony. The event is hosted by Jambalaya Media Group’s President and CEO, Michelle Spence-Jones. Blue carpet arrivals will take place at 5:45pm-6:30pm. Music will be powered by Slip N Slide Records, emerging, classically trained R&B singer and songwriter Sebastian Mikael (http://www.sebastianmikael.com/) who will perform at 8pm. Music has always been a passion of Lucas and is the catalyst of his successful career in the music industry at the helm of his independently owned Slip-N-Slide Records. South Florida native Lucas has been responsible for selling over 16 million albums. However, he credits his greatest achievements to his involvement with charitable organizations focusing on children and his community.
“Music builds character and confidence for our young people, expands their outlook and helps them to navigate a path to success in life. I am proud to provide support and celebrate the work of these individuals and their organizations who are leading the efforts to fill in the gap of music instruments in schools, where music has been removed, states Lucas.