Sheila E. To Play Minneapolis Benefit

MINNEAPOLIS (CBS SF/AP) – Oakland percussionist and former Prince protege Sheila E. is coming to his hometown to play a benefit concert.

Sheila E. will perform Oct. 23 at Orchestra Hall with her father, percussionist Pete Escovedo, and youth performers from Minnesota.

The money will go to the Purple Philanthropy fund and made available to community organizations via grants.

PASADENA, CA - JUNE 01: Musicians Sheila E. (L) and Prince perform onstage during the 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on June 1, 2007 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Sheila E. and Prince (credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Prince died April 21 of an opioid overdose. After his death, he was credited with a quiet activism that sometimes included anonymous donations to causes he deemed worthy.

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