Tag: Award

Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member Louie Vega Nominated For Grammy Award 2017

Best Dance / Electronic Album – Starring…XXVIII
Released February 2016 on Vega Records
grammy.com/nominees

BillboardAnother opportunity to impact the dancefloors of the future”

i-D Magazine “A testament to Louie’s knowledge, ability and friendships in the world of music”

Resident Advisor One of dance music’s most important figures”

Mixmag “Few people in this game can truly be called a master, but Louie Vega is certainly one of them”

Louie Vega’s emblematic 2016 album Starring… XXVIII has been nominated for a Grammy in under the award for Best Dance / Electronic Album.

With a career that spans over 30 years, including heavyweight projects including Masters At Work, Elements Of Life and Nuyorican Soul, Vega’s Starring… is unbelievably his first solo album and features over twenty-five artists on twenty-eight different songs.

The esteemed group of collaborators on the album include Kendrick Lamar, Funkadelic & George Clinton, Jocelyn Brown, Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul, Byron Stingily, Tony Mumrelle and Nick Monaco & Soul Clap and the collection spans the genres of afro, house, funk, latin, jazz, soul and gospel.

Vega previously was awarded a Grammy in 2006 for his remix of Curtis Mayfield Superfly and he was sampled by Kanye West this year in Fade. He explains of Starring…, “My inspirations came from various visits around the world and experiences in life. The album came together naturally, it was like planting a tree, each branch represented an artist, a sound, a groove. The entire process happened within a few years. The experience with the artists on the album was magical; they are all so talented and very unique and have their own special quality. This body of work is a masterpiece that will be party of my legacy.”

Purchase “Starring XXVII” at:
shop.vegarecords.net/products/louie-vega-starring-xxviii

Breaking CRF News: Brandon Stanton, of Humans of New York, to receive 2016 Humanitarian Award at the 8th Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation’s Celebrity Fundraising Gala

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The Cristian Rivera Foundation has amazing news to share! This years’ Cristian Rivera Foundation’s Humanitarian Award recipient is Brandon Stanton. Brandon is the founder of the incredibly popular Humans of New York! Earlier this year, Brandon ran a story and a subsequent fundraising campaign to benefit Dr. Mark Souweidane. We were impressed with Brandon’s dedication to humanity. We are honored that Brandon accepted the award and we look forward to hearing him speak at the Gala.

CBTP ‘Summer Sprint’ Adds Another Researcher, Thanks to the 2015 Cristian Rivera Foundation Service and Dedication Award Winner,
Carlos Colon

Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member Carlos Colon
Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member
Carlos Colon
Dr. Mark Souweidane reviews MRI scans of DIPG tumors with Fatima Nathalia Morales.
Dr. Mark Souweidane reviews MRI scans of DIPG tumors with Fatima Nathalia Morales.

The Children’s Brain Tumor Project (CBTP) has been given the opportunity to add another researcher to our ambitious “Summer Sprint.” Carlos Colon, a committee member of the Cristian Rivera Foundation, has pledged $5,000 to support this additional summer research position to supplement our already ambitious effort.

Thanks to our generous supporters, the CBTP lab had already hired six summer researchers to work on testing new drugs and drug combinations against DIPG, GC, and other rare brain tumors; using PET imaging to evaluate these drugs; studying the transformation of low-grade gliomas into malignancies; and procuring samples of thalamic gliomas from other labs around the country. (See more about these projects.) The seventh researcher, Fatima Nathalia Morales, will be working on the team supporting Dr. Souweidane’s DIPG clinical trial, validating the method for monitoring brain tumor and distribution volumes in patients enrolled in the trial.

Fatima, an undergraduate student at Columbia University majoring in biology with a minor in mathematics, is spending the summer in the CBTP lab as part of the Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program.  The support from Carlos Colon and the Cristian Rivera Foundation makes it possible for us to provide her with the equipment and supplies she needs to do her work.

We are extremely grateful to Carlos Colon for the gift, and to John Rivera and the Cristian Rivera Foundation for the tireless efforts on our behalf.

Clinical Trial Update: Now treating patients at its seventh and final dose level, the trial of convection-enhanced delivery (CED) should conclude this summer. Fatima will be helping to evaluate data from more than four years of that trial.

Read more at www.weillcornellbrainandspine.org/in-the-news/cbtp-summer-sprint-adds-another-researcher-thanks-carlos-colon

The National Coalition of Latino Officers Foundation New York and New Jersey Invite you to Their Fundraiser and Awards Dinner
Friday June 10, 2016

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The National Coalition of Latino Officers Foundation
New York and New Jersey
Invite you to Their
Fundraiser and Awards Dinner

two of the honorees this evening will be
Cristian Rivera Foundation Board of Director
Darlene Rodriguez
Anchor of the award winning NBC’s “Today In New York”
&
Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Friend
Eddie Caban
Inspector, New York City Police Department

Friday June 10, 2016
7pm to 11pm

Fiesta Banquets
255 State Highway 17 South
Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075

Tickets $110 p/p Three Course Dinner and Open Bar all night
Please reserve your table early to purchase your ticket please contact:
Information:
Tel: (800) 982-6256
or visit www.latino-officers.org/event-2238481

The Cristian Rivera Foundation Honors
Bryan Vallejo with Service and Dedication Award

 

The Cristian Rivera Foundation proudly presented web developer/graphic designer Bryan Vallejo with the 2013 Cristian Rivera Foundation Service and Dedication award in appreciation for all of the amazing work he has done in service of the Cristian Rivera Foundation. Bryan is a very dedicated member of the Cristian Rivera Foundation family and always goes the extra mile when doing all of the Cristian Rivera Foundation’s creative work, as well as maintaining the Cristian Rivera Foundation website.