Best Dance / Electronic Album – Starring…XXVIII Released February 2016 on Vega Records grammy.com/nominees
Billboard “Another 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.”
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Our Mission The mission of the Cristian Rivera Foundation is to help find the cure for the Pontine Glioma brain stem tumor.
What is DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma)? DIPG is a Rare, Inoperable Brain Stem Tumor that predominantly affects children between the ages of 2 and 10. Only 200-300 cases are discovered in the United States each year and because there is no cure, it’s young victims only have an average of 3-18 months to live, after they’ve been diagnosed. There are NO SURVIVORS.
Who is The Cristian Rivera Foundation? The Cristian Rivera Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization that works tirelessly, in order to raise awareness and funds to one day put a STOP to this disease. The Cristian Rivera Foundation funds the work of Dr. Mark Souweidane of Weill Cornell Medical Center – Memorial Sloane Ketting Cancer Center and Dr. Oren Becher of Duke University. Both Doctors are conducting promising research and trails that have shown promising results. We are CLOSE to a CURE!
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Thank You again and may this be the year we say goodbye to DIPG, (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), FOREVER!
Sincerely The Cristian Rivera FoundationJohn “Gungie” Rivera (Founder of The Cristian Rivera Foundation & “Forever Cristian’s Daddy”)
Board of Directors of the Cristian Rivera Foundation: Andy Epstein, Darlene Rodriguez and Craig Serra.Committee Members of the Cristian Rivera Foundation: Aldo Marin, Alex Garcia, Carlos Colon, Carlos Keyes, Carlos Yepez, Dennis Rodriguez, Dolores Catania, Dr. Ben Velazquez, Dr. Manuel A. Moran, Elis Pacheco, Fernando Ferrer, J.I. Starr, John “JellyBean” Benitez, Kenan Thompson, Kim Medina, Little Louie Vega, Luis Guzman, Meiling Macias Toro, Miriam Colon, Nirav Patel, Robert Vazquez, Rafael Toro, Ramon E. Javier, Steve Cox, Tony Ferrara and Vito Bruno Committee Friends of the Cristian Rivera Foundation: Carlos Nazario, Edward Caban, Francisco Companioni, Funkmaster Flex, Jerry Chaparro, Mark Rosner, Modesto Lacen, Odalys Molina, Pablo Diaz, Paul Pristavec, Roberto Clemente Jr., Steven Rodas, Teddy “Tedsmooth” Mendez, Victor Martinez, and William Pla
Bio Carlos J. Yepez, is a current VP Branch Manager with PNC Bank in West Windsor NJ and President of PNC Bank Latino Employee Resource Group in the Central NJ Market.
With Over 15 years of banking experience, Carlos has managed to make a positive impact on his clients overall financial well-being. He is a strong leader in the community and is always engaged in community events delivering brand awareness for PNC Bank and himself.
He is a father of two wonderful children Angelica and Noah and Husband to an Amazing Wife Brenda. Carlos is a Native New Yorker and currently resides in New Jersey. Being born in “El Barrio” he loved listening to all kinds of Latin Music especially Salsa. Carlos is the Lead Singer for Nelson Toress’ Grupo Decision a Bronx based Salsa Band and loves teaching his kids all about their culture through Latin Music.
Statement “Being asked to join the Cristian Rivera Foundation is a true honor. I never had the privilege of personally meeting Cristian Rivera but through his foundation I feel as if I already knew him. Through his pictures you can see the innocence and kind heart this young man had. Being a father myself I can’t fathom the thought of losing a child. I have had the pleasure of meeting John “Gungie” Rivera, Cristian’s father who has given me the opportunity to support the foundation as a committee member. The passion and drive that this foundation delivers is contagious. The goal of finding a cure for DIPG, Creating Awareness, and Delivering Support to those affected are impactful.”
“I am excited to become a part of the Cristian Rivera Foundation Family.”
Cristian Rivera Foundation is happy to announce that Committee Member and former New York Knicks All-Star Anthony Mason recently donated $15,000 to the foundation to help find a cure for rare pediatric brain stem tumor DIPG. Mason, who named the Cristian Rivera Foundation his official charity, made the generous donation in return for promotional appearances he made on behalf of Steiner Sports.
“Being on the Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee means a lot to me,” Mason said in a statement. “I know what it’s like with my own kids and though you can never know what it’s like for someone to lose a child, I can only imagine since I know how I feel when my kids only get hurt. I want people to get involved and start doing the research to cure this disease because we as parents should not have to bury our children.”
Mason’s $15,000 donation is helping to fund a promising clinical trial that started in May 2012 at Memorial Sloan Kettering and Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Mark Souweidane, the doctor spearheading the trial, is using convection-enhanced delivery for the first time to administer radio immunotherapy to children with an otherwise incurable tumor. Since May 2012, Dr. Souweidane has operated on two young children with DIPG tumors that, until now, had been considered inoperable. Both patients are continuing to do well after surgery and Mason’s donation will go a long way toward ultimately curing this deadly disease.