It's always hard and heart breaking when a family loved one or cherished friend passes from this earth to the next world. A lifetime of memories, plus a couple of regrets for unfinished business and unspoken words cross our minds‘«™
Our life seems to be put on hold , the world stops turning, and there's emotional pain and the question "why?"‘«™.and never enough answers.
...then, there's the reality‘«™.rent? food? Funeral costs? Lost income? Other bills? unexpected expenses?...grieving and healing?
Multiply that times three‘«™that's the dilemma a very good friend of ours now faces.
Singer/song writer/music promoter CORY SILVA, a man who for years has entertained and helped many others entertain in the community, now needs our help, and I sincerely and humbly ask, on behalf of my good friend.
This past Christmas Eve, Cory's cousin Jesse Silva, succumbed to cancer. On New Year's Eve, Cory's Uncle John went into the hospital, then lost his battle with cancer. This past week, Cory's cousin Elias also lost his life in a terrible accident.
"I don't know how to feel right now," Cory recently told LatinoLA. "It's like, I start to begin to deal with one, then a second death hits the family‘«™then a third‘«™all in less than a month‘«™my family is in a state of limbo‘«™but we have to start moving forward and continue living life‘«™but it's so hard to know where to begin. My father died when I was three, and my uncle John was my father figure. My cousin Jesse was one of my biggest fans and supporters‘«™and I was just talking to my cousin last week, as we comforted each other for the two previous losses‘«™and now we have to make funeral plans for his son Elias. If not for my wife & family, I wouldn't know what direction to turn...we all need some help right now..."
In response & support, many of Cory's friends in the music world have stepped up to pitch in and lend a helping hand, and we all ask for your support as well ... ...please!
On Sunday, January 31st, starting at 2:30 pm, a benefit concert will be held at the PALOMA ROOM in Montebello on Whittier Boulevard (formerly the Montebello Inn) to help raise money for the Silva family and to help them begin the healing process. A small donation of $15.00 per person is asked.
At press time, the following artists are scheduled:
~ BRENTON WOOD
~ The SALAS BROTHERS of TIERRA
~ Comedian GILBERT ESQUIVEL
~ JIMMY ESPINOSA of THEE MIDNITERS
~ SAL RODRIGUEZ of WAR
~ The AFTER DARK Band featuring CORY SILVA
~ LOUIE PARRA of THE MAD LATINS
~ PEPE MARQUEZ
~ ROCKY PADILLA
~ RAY CARRION of EL CHICANO/The COMPANY Band fame
~ JOEY GUERRA of TIERRA & SOTO fame
~ DANNY SANTILLAN of TIERRA fame
~ DOWN WITH 3
~ PITCH VOICE
~ ANDREA MARIE
~ ARTIE SILVA ( R&B Rapper and brother of Elias)
A special performance by the group "TOUCH"
...and many more surprise music artists expected to be added.
I am honored to serve as your Master of Ceremonies, and I hope ever so much that you will join us for a great show for a great cause, a great friend, and a fine family of the Land of 1000 Dances.