SOURCE: Launch Media Group

Launch Media Group

January 21, 2011 14:53 ET

Ne-Yo and Avi Oster Host New York's Best and Brightest for a Night of High-Level Networking and Great Performances

Ne-Yo and Grammy Award Winner Estelle Celebrate All of Me Foundation With Their Music

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 21, 2011) -  On Wednesday night, multi-platinum artist and Grammy Award Winner Ne-Yo and real estate developer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Avi Oster, co-hosted 360 Induced, a special night of high-level networking and live performances by Grammy Award winners Ne-Yo and Estelle. 150 special guests, including dozens of boldface names, enjoyed live performances by Estelle and Ne-Yo, who performed songs from his latest album Libra Scale.

360 Induced celebrated the first collaboration between Ne-Yo and entrepreneur Avi Oster. They brought together a small, eclectic mix of New York's best and brightest in entertainment, fashion, finance, music, philanthropy and public service, for a vibrant evening of networking, cross-pollinating ideas, building relationships, and enjoying great music.

Estelle introduced guests to her latest venture, the All of Me Foundation, which is committed to educating, enlightening, and expanding the horizons of inner city youth (allofmefoundation.org). Mr. Oster, whose family foundation has long engaged in philanthropic giving, serves on the Board of Directors of the All of Me Foundation.

"The spark for this event was Ne-Yo's and my mutual desire to bring people with diverse backgrounds and from disparate industries together," noted Avi Oster, principal of Oster Properties, a real estate management and development company, and successful entrepreneur in a number of ventures in fashion. "With this event, Ne-Yo and I envisioned providing a space where leaders connect, where bright young people learn from the best, and where -- ultimately -- creativity comes alive. What better place to inspire new ideas, relationships, and productive energy than New York."

"360 Induced showcased what is possible when you bring together the best and brightest of New York, and I congratulate Estelle and her organization, the All of Me Foundation, for its work mentoring inner-city youth and helping to produce responsible citizens that give back to their communities," said Richard R. Buery, Jr., president and CEO, Children's Aid Society.

New York State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, who represents central Brooklyn, noted, "In addition to bringing together amazing people, Ne-Yo and Avi's event showcased the incredible work Estelle's organization, the All of Me Foundation, will be doing in Brooklyn this year. It's wonderful to see an organization giving so much to our youth, and I hope the event has inspired others to follow suit."

Arthur Mandel, president of Nolcha Fashion Week, one of New York's premiere platforms for top designers in the industry (www.nolcha.com), observed, "Wednesday's event was pretty remarkable, because it brought together a great and diverse collection of leaders and trend-setters in their respective fields of endeavor -- fashion, the arts, business, entertainment, government, philanthropy, music. I'm looking forward to seeing how Avi and Ne-Yo build upon this exciting and open collaboration -- it's sure to be impactful and fun."

Frank Miller, principal of Launch Media Group, added, "Hats off to Ne-Yo and Avi for bringing together the best of the best in New York from entertainment, finance, fashion and the public sector. No other event brings such a diverse and talented group together under one roof, and I can't wait to see what the results will be."

360 Induced took place at Salon Millesime at The Carlton Hotel, an intimate setting famous for its elegance and great live performances. Ne-Yo and Estelle were well-received by a diverse group of artists and musicians, business and government leaders, and philanthropists. Their performances electrified the room and captivated all in attendance, and included a very special serenade, with Ne-Yo on the lead, celebrating Estelle on her 31st birthday.

About Avi Oster
Mr. Oster is the principal of Oster Properties, a real estate management and development company, which purchases, develops, and owns shopping centers and residential and hospitality properties throughout the tri-state area. He has also ventured successfully in the fashion arena, most recently collaborating with Nolcha Fashion Week, one of New York's premiere platforms for top designers in the industry, and with Stephen Seo, the modern bespoke brand specializing in stylish, custom-tailored clothing. Stephen Seo is the exclusive designer for the cast of HBO's comedy-drama Entourage.

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