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Sheila E. Says This Election Is 'Embarrassing For Us As A Country'

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.01.2016 | Latino Voices

Few of us have seen a presidential election quite like this. And for many people, including '80s pop star and world famous percussionist Sheila E., th...

Sheila E. Is Moved to Tears After Delivering Powerful Prince Tribute at BET Awards 2016

E! News | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 06.27.2016 | Latino Voices

It's safe to say Sheila E. made Prince proud tonight. After an evening filled with musical tributes, it was Prince's former fiancée who helped end th...

Prince Deserved a Better Tribute

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

There've been lots of people defending Madonna's tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards. They point out that she wore a flashy suit and there was a purple chair. Wasn't that well-staged? Yeah, right, as if Prince was only about what things looked like.

Prince Told Us We Would Never Understand

Omo Misha | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
Omo Misha

We can all remember that moment when Prince burst into our lives. It was the moment everything we thought we knew about music, musicianship, and who and what we could love changed.

Prince... Launching 'Purple Rain'

Dick Guttman | Posted 04.22.2016 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

Great management always starts with devotion to and amazement about the client. And that's certainly what Prince was getting from his guys. I looked f...

Prince's Former Flame Sheila E. Mourns Death Of Music Legend: 'Thank God Love Lives Forever'

People | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 04.22.2016 | Latino Voices

Prince's former flame and collaborator Sheila E. is mourning the death of the music legend. "The meaning of the word loss has taken on a new meaning t...

Why Music? An Interview With Sheila E.

Carla Moreno | Posted 05.14.2016 | Arts
Carla Moreno

I sat in during rehearsal with Sheila and the youth. After the initial sound check, Sheila sat down on the edge of the stage and said: "When we're in rehearsal, you're going to be full out. This is a time to be focused. There's no half. It's full out."

A Tip for the Ladies From the Hollywood Trenches

Lisa Jey Davis | Posted 05.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Lisa Jey Davis

With the Grammys 2015 behind us, I thought it apropos to talk about a typical experience I had while working in Hollywood.

The Drum Beat of Success (VIDEO with Sheila E.)

Rana Florida | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Musical legend Sheila E. was literally born into the business, yet she paid more than her share of dues at the beginning of her career, playing to empty rooms and living from gig to gig.

How Prince Surprised Sheila E. The First Time They Met

OWN | Posted 07.18.2014 | OWN

Grammy-nominated female percussionist and singer Sheila Escovedo, better known by her stage name Sheila E., was a huge pop star in the '80s. She famou...

The Underappreciation Of Sign O' The Times

Sharief Easterling | Posted 09.08.2013 | Black Voices
Sharief Easterling

Unprecedented success is often times a gift and a curse. As is the case with Prince's album/motion picture combos that followed 1984's critically accl...

WATCH: How Prince Was Influenced By Sheila E.'s Family

Posted 05.21.2013 | Black Voices

From “Holly Rock” to “A Love Bizarre,” Prince and Sheila E. recorded a string of timeless classics that are known to rock a party to this very...

Peter Gabriel Audio Exclusive, Plus Chatting With J. Cole And Sheila E.

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.02.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I always feel like I have more work to do because somebody out there doesn't know about me. That's my goal, to a) get better, and b) get bigger."

Happy Birthday to Prince!

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.07.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Prince is the consummate entertainer. He is a national treasure. They should clone him and put the clone in the Smithsonian.

A Conversation With Sheila E., Plus Chats With Manchester Orchestra and Jim Guthrie, and Weerd Science's Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.17.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

It's really hard to imagine the level of creativity and output we see from Sheila E.

Launches and Anniversaries

Melissa Vale | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Vale

Despite the torrential rain last Thursday night, celebrities, designers, and scenesters turned out in full force to fete a host of celebrations taking place throughout the city that evening.