LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys for Carlos Santana and
Arista Records have issued immediate cease and desist letters to Mr. Brian
Quintana and The Pedro Zamora Foundation for making use of the name and
likeness of Carlos Santana, The Milagro Foundation and Arista Records in
conjunction with their proposed post-Grammy event scheduled at The Skybar at
Mondrian Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood on February 23, 2000.
Carlos Santana and Arista Records have never agreed, nor will agree to any
participation of any kind to the function called "Santana - Grammy Party
Honoring Carlos Santana - Skybar at Mondrian."
"Certain documentation has been circulated to the record industry and
general public that would lead one to believe that Santana, his Milagro
Foundation and Arista Records have endorsed this event, and, that Carlos would
be participating," Michael Jensen, spokesperson for Carlos Santana, said.
"Nothing is farther from the truth. We do not want Mr. Santana's friends or
fans to believe that this function is endorsed by him in anyway, pay for a
ticket or sponsorship, arrive and realize that he is not there. One would be
incredibly disappointed to find out that they paid to attend a benefit not
sanctioned by Santana ... especially when the invitation was made up of
official Santana artwork and logos."
Attorneys have requested that The Foundation cancel the function, refund
the monies received and make public apology for their actions.
SOURCE Carlos Santana