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.
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