Tribute Party Planned to Honor Legendary Songwriter Allee Willis
Allee Willis was a multi-talented artist and native Detroiter recognized for her stellar songwriting abilities. Her music catalog includes the Friends theme song “I’ll Be There for You” performed by the Rembrandts, “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire, and “You’re the Best” theme song from the Karate Kid. Willis passed away on December 24, 2019, but her legacy is being kept alive the world over.
On February 9, 2020 international recording artist and performer Apropos, who was working on new music with Willis before her untimely passing, will partner with Empty Bowls Detroit to honor Willis with a special tribute party. The festivities will take place in Shed #5 of Eastern Market. For a $20 donation guests will enjoy a soup dinner, a live performance by Apropos, and also receive supplies to paint their very own bowl.
Willis and Apropos in an earlier photo. (Photo: Empty Bowls Detroit/Apropos)
We had the pleasure of meeting Allee Willis back in 2018 when she stopped to chat with us at the Detroit Music Awards taking place inside the Fillmore. From the moment we greeted her until the moment she walked away, she never lost her bright smile.
Allee Willis poses for a photo at the 2018 DMA’s. (Photo: The Creative Armory)
To learn more about Willis you can visit her website, or check out the video interview below in which she explains the start of her songwriting career and her undying love for Detroit.
Tickets to the tribute party can be purchased here, and more information about the event can be found by visiting Empty Bowls Detroit.
What is your favorite song written by Allee Willis? Share with us in the comments!