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RIPE chosen to headline the 4th annual Miss Latina USA Contest in North Carolina on Sept 4, 2004.

Will the blond, brunette and redhead of RIPE steal the show at the Miss Latina USA contest in the BTI Center in Raleigh, NC? Fans of their music vote yes:

"This is real music with excellent vocalists backed by real musicians" (Music Morsels).

"Ripe is a band with drive and a sexy feel" (Bill Carrera).

"[...] [They] put on an amazing live show" (Stony Brook Press).

Seven-piece progressive pop/rock band RIPE, located in NYC, splice the mastery of Dave Matthews Band instrumental lines with strong female vocals. Aside from being the featured entertainment at the Miss Latina USA Pageant in North Carolina this fall, RIPE is presently finishing an album in their hometown of NYC. Advance tracks are available in RIPE’s online press-kit:

Ripe credits include headlining the NCAA Sweet Sixteen 2002 games in Syracuse, a live appearance on CBS regional TV, singing the National Anthem for the Brooklyn Cyclones opening game and 4th of July weekend game at Key Span Park, a showcase at the Hoboken Arts and Music festival, 6 #1 hits on top 40 charts, guest-starring at the “Bergen County Teen Talent Finals”, a televised showcase on LT1 TV, national and international airplay and numerous airing of our music video, "Don't Go Back" on several TV stations. Stage credits include Arlene Grocery, Continental, Elbow Room, Downtown (Farmingdale L.I), The Regent Theatre (Boston), as well as college shows at NJIT and Rutgers/Newark and more. Ripe is sponsored by Makeup Is Art Cosmetics. RIPE will be the featured entertainment at the Miss Latina USA Pageant in North Carolina this fall.

The 4th annual Miss Latina USA Pageant is the only pageant in the nation to be plugged-in with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship Fund. Past sponsors include Coca-Cola, American Express, Hanes, NBC, Road Runner and Time Warner Cable. The event reaches over 40 million U.S. Hispanics living in America and has continued to raise awareness about education issues affecting minorities today. More info on the pageant can be found at:

Contact Ripe at:    
212-721-7278, 917-952-5685

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