J Balvin Pays Ode to Reggaeton During Latin GRAMMY Speech Its Time

first_img Email News Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 16, 2018 – 1:57 pm J Balvin Latin GRAMMY Speech Honors Reggaeton Twitter J Balvin Pays Ode to Reggaeton During Latin GRAMMY Speech: “It’s Time To Create New Legends” The Colombian artist has been one of the leaders in the reemergence of reggaeton and used his acceptance speech to recognize the power of the genre Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Nov 16, 2018 – 1:59 pm The 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards, held Nov. 15, was an exciting night for Colombian artist J Balvin, who led the night with a total of 8 nominations, the most of any other artist nominated at the show that night. J Balvin: “It’s Time To Create New Legends” j-balvin-pays-ode-reggaeton-during-latin-grammy-speech-its-time-create-new-legends The rapper has been a recognized leader for bringing reggaeton back into the mainstream and harder than ever, since English-language pop-centric U.S. and other parts of the world first heard names like Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderon and Don Omar around the early ’00s (Yankee also won an award last night, for Best Urban Song for “Dura.”) The success of the genre the last few years has been slowly making waves at the Latin GRAMMYs. The genre has been climbing its way outside of just the urban categories and into general sought-after categories like “Record Of The Year,” which Balvin was nominated for twice this year—2011’s Album Of The Year winners hip-hop/reggaeton dup Calle 13 infused reggaeton and other genres in their award-winning Entren Los Que Quieran.Balvin—who has collaborated with artists of other Latin genres, including indie, Alt. Latino artist, Carla Morrison, who he performed with at the show—used his speech for his only win, Best Urban Music Album, to address the state of reggaeton. He brought up the success reggaeton has had the last few years, despite the challenges the music has faced as a respected genre, and spoke about the power the genre has to change lives. “Thank you. I want to share this GRAMMY with my colleagues. All the people from the urban genre that are nominated,” he began. “To everyone that is representing this genre that we have fought so hard for, that has been sometimes a bit discriminated against, but here we are still fighting for it and showing that there are a lot of talented people, that reggaeton has saved lives, that reggaeton has motivated people to leave the streets and inspired better dreams, that shows dreaming is worth it.”READ: 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards: Inside All The Action From Las VegasBalvin gave a special shout-out to Ozuna, another nominated reggaeton artist who has achieved mass success and garnered billions of views on YouTube. “Ozuna, you know I love you a lot and respect you a lot,” Balvin said.The rapper ended his speech by paying respect to Latin legendary artists that came before him, but said that was time for new legends to be made.”Let’s not kill the dreams of the new producers that are coming up, the new songwriters that are coming up. Value the young blood that is coming because we are the future of music,” he said.”Obviously with so much respect for artists who are legends and will be legends always, but it’s time to create new legends, new motivations. For people on the streets to also want to be like us because we are also an example of what life can be. God Bless”2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners ListRead morelast_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of January 6, 2019:Address: 7 Allgrove LanePrice: $589,000Buyer: William & Kara FitzpatrickSeller: Paul & Shelia McMahonDate: 1/11/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 25,265sfAddress: 18 Beeching AvenuePrice: $342,000Buyer: Christopher & Maria ThigpenSeller: Barry & Joan LeBlancDate: 1/11/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 7,405sfAddress: 10 Hensey Way, Unit 4Price: $609,900Buyer: Mary & Paul DowningSeller: Spruce Farm LLCDate: 1/8/19Use: CondoLot Size: n/aAddress: 102 Morse AvenuePrice: $650,000Buyer: Venkata AtkuriSeller: David McCure, Jr., Trustee for Tieri RTDate: 1/11/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 43,124sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

California Tech Money Headed To Houston For Cancer Immunotherapy Research

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: WikipediaKatie Couric interviews cancer immunotherapy scientists who will join the $250 million, nationwide research collaboration. From left: Carl June, University of Pennsylvania; Jim Allison of MD Anderson; Antoni Ribas, UCLA; Lewis Lanier, UCSF, Crystal Mackall, Stanford Medicine; Jedd Wolchok, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.The Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker, who helped start Napster and Facebook, is pouring $250 million dollars into immunotherapy research for cancer. Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center, along with researchers at five other cancers centers in the U.S., will take part in the partnership.The focus of The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in San Francisco are techniques that prod the body’s own immune system to attack cancer.One example is the breakthrough melanoma drug Yervoy. Dr. Jim Allison, now at MD Anderson, developed Yervoy after learning how to unleash the power of the immune cells called T-cells.Parker recognizes that immunotherapy is at a critical tipping point, and needs support to continue basic research that won’t turn a profit right away, Allison said. “Sean has a passion for immunotherapy and I think he sees it as really novel, and a whole different way of looking at things,” Allison said, speaking by phone from Los Angeles before the announcement ceremony.Immunotherapy research operated at the margins of cancer science for decades, but after the launch of Yervoy in 2011, followed by similar drugs, the field attracted immense attention and is now hailed for its innovations.“He respects that, he’s been sort of a disruptor himself over the years, with Napster and Facebook and stuff like that,” Allison said.Six cancer centers will participate in the partnership, sharing research money and also scientific results.“What we’ve learned at MD Anderson in the last couple of years is you really have to look inside the tumor and see what’s going on if you if you want to know why therapies are working and not working,” Allison said.Allison says researchers at MD Anderson are already doing that type of analysis, using a mass cytometry machine they purchased with money from the Parker Foundation. The half-million dollar instrument can analyze tumor tissue and identify 40 different characteristics, such as the presence or absence of certain proteins inside or outside a malignant cell.Allison will co-direct the Parker-backed efforts at MD Anderson, along with Dr. Padmanee Sharma, a specialist in genitourinary cancers and immunology research.“I think it’s wonderful,” Sharma said. “I think finally immunotherapy will have the resources it needs, that we can develop combination strategies and research some of the strategies that are currently not working for all tumor types.”The other centers in the partnership are Stanford, UCLA, UC San Francisco, the University of Pennsylvania and Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York.The Parker Institute aims to unify “research programs, intellectual property licensing, data collection, and clinical trials across multiple centers under the umbrella of a single non-profit biomedical research organization,” according to a press release. Listen 00:00 /00:26 X Sharelast_img read more