2005 Albany Riverfront Music Festival

July 23, 2005

Uforia Entertainment sponsors The 2005 Albany Riverfront Music Festival. Albany, New York

For Immediate Release:

Photographs available Interviews available.

Press contact:

Stacey DuBois:

Albany Riverfront Music Festival event co-chair



Kendrick Ricci aka DJ Debonair:

Albany Riverfront Music Festival event co-chair



Albany Riverfront Music Festival A benefit to raise funds for Crossroads Center for Children, a preschool for children with Autism. (Glenville, NY – July 7, 2005) Crossroads Center for Children will be holding the Albany Riverfront Music Festival at the Albany Riverfront Corning Preserve on Saturday, July 23, 2005, from 12 noon to 8 PM.

The charge for admission will be a voluntary donation. This event is to raise money for a much needed new playground for the school. The goal is to raise $30,000.00. The festival is sponsored in part by Citizens Bank, Uforia Entertainment (Troy, NY), Densway Motors (Watervliet, NY) and Hess Express.

The event will feature:

Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra (at 4:00)

Sub Zero (Rock Band)

Chantal Dominique (Country artist singing the National Anthem)

Ron Peterson & Jazz Musician Lex Norwood

R&B/Hip-Hop artist Breeze

DJ Paponentelo (Latin Fest)

The Jimmy Jam Band (Acoustical Guitars)

DJ Kutt Masta Supreme and DJ Gin on a four turntable set

The music played the day of the event will be an eclectic mix of Disco, Meringue, Salsa, Free-style, Reggae, Jazz, Country, R&B, Old School Hip Hop, Rock and Roll and more. DJ Debonair, J-Bax & Traci Mixx (former 96.3 fm radio personality) will MC the festival. There will be a Latin and hustle dance contest, food & craft vendors, a car raffle and activities for children.

Crossroads is a nonprofit education and treatment program for children with Autism. Autism, a neurological disorder affecting the function of the brain, has symptoms that typically appear within the first three years of life. It is presently the third most prevalent syndrome in the United States. Statistics report that at least twenty-two babies are born daily with this syndrome. With appropriate education and treatment there is much hope for these children. Crossroads utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as the treatment philosophy and approach to autism intervention. Noted as the only method for which empirical research has validated success, a major study at UCLA resulted with nearly 50% of the children with autism “recovering” after this intensive behavior therapy treatment. The intensive behavior therapy is provided by Crossroads at both the school and at home. While funding from the state, counties and school districts is available and provided, costs are numerous for a program like Crossroads. Many services are provided by Crossroads to the families and children. These services include: parent training, sibling counseling, behavior management programs, support groups, etc.

The planners and volunteers for the Albany Riverfront Music Festival encourage the public to attend the event. All proceeds will go directly to the Crossroads Center for Children playground fund.

For information, to become a sponsor or to make a donation please call 384-3833. Donations can also be made at any Citizen’s or any First Niagara Bank.

Please make checks payable to: Albany Riverfront Music Festival

Other contributors include:

Price Chopper

EBA Dance Co.

Al’s Cycle & Street Wear

Stewart’s Shops

Coca-Cola Bottling Inc.

Crossroads Center for Children's Old and Brand New Playground!