Benefit For The American Cancer Society & The Marcelle Erian Foundation

Subject: A special message from Alex Nester
To all my friends,
As many of you may know, 2011 marks my 10th year of being diagnosed cancer-free– of being a “survivor”. I’ve been trying to wrap my brain around what that means. More importantly, why I did survive. I’d like to think that I was kept here for a purpose, and the only purpose I find is to make music. But not just any music… music that conveys messages of hope, positivity, love, faith, healing… everything that was offered to me at my darkest hour. I want to give all that back.
For my 10 year anniversary, I want to use the gifts God has given me to do something positive and impactful. I’m emailing you today to let you know of a charity event that I am putting on to give back. On Saturday, June 18th, 2011, the world famous Troubadour will kindly open its doors for my event, “#BurnItDown… To Rise Above It!”. It’s a special benefit concert to raise funds for The American Cancer Society & The Marcelle Erian Foundation (a non-profit organization set up by my oncology office to help the un- and under-insured pay for their cancer treatments and medications). It’s because of organizations such as these that I survived and that we are seeing more and more survivors every year. PLUS, I will be releasing and giving away my 2nd album, “BURN IT DOWN”, to all in attendance as a gift for their generosity.
And this is where you come in… I’ve never been good at this, so I’ll just come out with it… I need your help… in ANY capacity. If any of you know people, vendors, sponsors, organizations that would possibly be interested in helping or donating items for auction, talent, funds, ANYTHING for an event like this, please pass this message along or give them my information. If you feel moved to help in any way, I welcome it with open arms. If you know anyone affiliated with the music industry that would like to listen to some good new music, by all means, send them my way! And if you’d just like to show up, I’d love that just as well.
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support you’ve shown me over the past 10 years and longer.  I couldn’t have gotten to this place in my life without your help. I couldn’t have been a true survivor without your friendship.  I hope and pray that this event makes a difference, and with your help, I know we can.

Alex Nester
phone: 805-750-4376

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The Uncle Earl

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis The art of success begins first within your heart, no better example to attain this claim than the man of many talents that we have come to know thru the years in the industry as Lacy Darryl Phillips. Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 9th successful anniversary. Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades, in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreography, and songwriting. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others. Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NY), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA).