Berklee to Present Urban Service Awards to Community Leaders

By 
Liz Burg
April 12, 2011
Fausto Cuevas will be presented with a Berklee Urban Service Award for his July 22 concert.
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The Berklee Office of Community Affairs and Campus Engagement will acknowledge outstanding people who help the college to enrich our neighborhoods and facilitate the educational, cultural, and artistic development of Boston during the second annual Berklee Urban Service Awards. On Saturday, April 16, at 3:00 p.m. in Berklee's David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street, Berklee will acknowledge members of its community, city leaders, and community organizations.

The ceremony will feature musical entertainment with Berklee alumnus and percussionist Fausto Cuevas and his band, Orquesta la Moderna. Cuevas is being awarded Performance of the Year for his concert during the 2010 Tito Puente Latin Music Series, a free concert series held at various landmarks in different neighborhoods throughout the city each summer. Cuevas, who was on tour with Stevie Wonder last summer, flew from Norway to Boston specially for his Performance of the Year concert.

The Berklee Urban Service Awards are based on the principle that institutions of higher education realize their greatest potential when they serve as fully committed members of the community.