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“A Bronx Tale” Star, Joseph D’Onofrio: Where is He Now?

From his role as “Slick” in A Bronx Tale to playing young Joe Pesci in Goodfellas, Joseph D’Onofrio is known for his extensive and accomplished acting career, landing roles in other iconic movies like Jungle Fever, Analyze That, The Deli, Wannabes, and Spider-Man to name a few.

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Freedom Williams: International Musician Making his Legacy as the Owner of C&C Music Factory 

Freedom Williams is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor who gained fame as the lead singer and rapper for one of the hottest groups of all time, C&C Music Factory. Thirty years after the release of C&C Music Factory’s hit song, “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” Freedom Williams is still on the scene as an international musician performing and traveling the world, promoting C&C Music Factory as a relevant and international brand.

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Tuffy Questell: “Everything I do is about being inspired in order to inspire others.”

As a New York native, Tuffy Questell has been in the entertainment industry for over thirty years as an actor, producer, casting director, and musician passionate about increasing the expansion of the New York film market.

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Robert “Bob” Sancho—Influential in the Rise of Latin Jazz in the Bronx

Robert Sancho is known for his influential hand in the rise of Latin Jazz in the Bronx. Sancho is passionate about Latin Jazz and is always looking for more opportunities to create a platform for this music form to be popular again.

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CRF’s 5th Annual Full Steam Ahead 5K in Honor of Their Newest Warrior, Jesselyn Silva, This Saturday 6/18

The Cristian Rivera Foundation is excited to honor their newest warrior, Jesselyn Silva, at their 5th Annual Full Steam Ahead 5K this Saturday, June 18, 2022! Champion boxer, published author, and star of a documentary film—Jesselyn “JessZilla” Silva is in the biggest fight of her life after being diagnosed in July of 2021 with DMG (Diffuse Midline Glioma) an aggressive and inoperable pediatric brain tumor, at the age of 15.

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DJ Hector Romero: “When You’re Passionate About Something, You’re Never Going to Feel like You’re Working”

With thirty-five years in the music industry, Hector Romero reflects on his amazing career as a DJ, music executive, and A&R director. His contribution to Latin Electronic Dance and electronic music lives on as he continues helping artists make music while traveling as an international DJ.  

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Mike Mo$es: Rising Contemporary Artist

Mike Mo$es has been an artist since before he could walk. He recalled falling in love with art and making it his hobby when he was in third grade. In our interview, he said anything could inspire him to draw whether it was his favorite cartoon character or different styles of art he wanted to conquer, like the anime style.

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Christina Pipia: Making a Name for Herself as a Bodybuilder, Competitor, Lifestyle Coach, and Nutritionist

Christina Pipia is making a name for herself as a bodybuilder, competitor, lifestyle coach, and nutritionist. In addition to her full-time job as a marketing analyst and proposal coordinator, she has her plate full as she dedicates herself daily to her passion for bodybuilding, fitness, and lifestyle coaching. How does she do it all?

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Gio Urshela and Kenan Thompson Help the Cristian Rivera Foundation Kick-Off Brain Tumor Awareness Month by Honoring “Rock Star” Warrior, Maria Kuenster

To kick off Brain Tumor Awareness Month this May, the Cristian Rivera Foundation arranged for the “Rock Star” Warrior, Maria Kuenster to receive great seats at the Minnesota Twins game last weekend and to meet the CRF 2021 “Heroes Award” winner Gio Urshela. The next morning, they flew her to NYC where she also received special seats for a showing of Saturday Night Live from one of CRF’s most generous board members Kenan Thompson, who also greeted her after the show.

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Interview with Maria Soccor: “Being successful is being happy and doing what you love.”

Multi-award-winning film director, writer, producer, stage and film actress, dancer, and poet—these are just some of Maria Soccor’s roles. Known for her award-winning feature documentary, Lords of BSV, Maria Soccor has proved herself to be a passionate and accomplished artist displaying her versatility through film, theatre, and television. From her childhood, Soccor was influenced by her father and mother’s example. As a child of an immigrant, Maria saw her mother’s struggles firsthand, navigating her way in a new country.

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Baseball Living-Legend Luis Polonia Reflects on his Amazing Career

Luis Polonia is known for his rewarding career of 30 years as a professional baseball player. Playing for five World Series teams, he helped the Atlanta Braves in 1995 and the New York Yankees in 2000 bring home World Series Championships. Polonia was born in Pueblo Nuevo, Dominican Republic. His father wanted to be a baseball player and inspired Polonia to follow his dream of playing baseball.

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Interview with DJ Michael Narvaez: “The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary”

From a young age, DJ Michael Narvaez was captivated by the artistic and musical atmosphere in New York City in the early 70s. Where he grew up in the Bronx, it wasn’t rare for him to hear the inspiring sounds of disco, house music, and hip-hop that shaped his love and passion for music.

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