Saturday, January 28, 2012


An Evening of Jazz, Boleros and Bossa Nova


Annie Kozuch 

Frank Ponzio, Piano
Sean Harkness, Guitar
Samuel Torres, Percussion

Thursday, February 9, 2012
7:00 PM

Union City Performing Arts Center
2500 Kennedy Boulevard
Union City

Free Admission

Monday, January 23, 2012

Art Show "All Too Human"

The City of Union City will host an Opening Reception of Craig Radhuber & Abby Levine's new art exhibit entitled "All Too Human" on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the William V. Musto Cultural Center located at 420 - 15th Street in Union City.  The artists will be present at the event greeting everyone; there will be live jazz music by The James Austin Trio, and refreshments will be served.  Admission to the event is free, and everyone in the community is invited to attend. 

Craig Radhuber and Abby Levine are residents of Union City.  In their work, they advocate freedom of thought and movement for all humans on the planet.  

Abby Levine was born in Newark, New Jersey and attended the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, graduating in 1976.  Since then,  her work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, New York City, New Jersey, St. Louis MO,  Massachusetts, Seattle, Lubbock, Dallas, Houston, Marfa and Austin Texas, as well as in Mexico, Canada and India. Her work has been showcased in many publications worldwide. 

Abby began working in wood in 1991, utilizing pyrography (wood-burning,) painting, layering and carving to convey her message. The work revolves around three basic themes:  politics, philosophy, and popular culture.  Her goal is to make it beautiful and playful, as well as thought provoking.

Abby is very active in Union City's thriving arts community, where she is a member of the board of the Union City Artists' Collective.  She received the Premio ARTE in 2010 for her painting and sculpture.

Craig Radhuber was born in Jersey City, and grew up in Wayne Township, New Jersey. Craig has strong ties to Union City since both of his parents were born here in the 1920s. His grandparents on both sides of his family settled in Union City and made it their home for life.
Craig built his first pinhole camera in 1966 and began to play around with photography, and by 1970 he was developing his own black and white film and creating enlargements. Craig began to show his work alongside his grandfather, William Radhuber Sr. who was renowned  for his miniature oil paintings.
Today Craig has begun to show his work again using photography and mixed media. His themes revolve around human dignity and the removal of physical and cultural barriers.  Craig has been a resident of Union City for the past two years.

Opening Reception
Craig Radhuber & Abby Levine's 
new art exhibit entitled "All Too Human" 
Friday, January 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM
William V. Musto Cultural Center
420 - 15th Street, Union City

Live Jazz Music by The James Austin Trio
Free Admission
Refreshments Served

Catch Craig and Abby's interviews on "Live On Stage":

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Cubanoson: The Story

The New Year has begun in Union City with the release of the short documentary "Cubanoson: The Story" featuring Papo Ortega's Cubanoson, New York's Cuban Orchestra.

It is a behind the scenes look at what makes this popular orchestra so unique in the world of Latin music. The film features Cubanoson's musicians, with music by Papo Ortega, as well as a dynamic live performance by Cubanoson of Guillermo Portabales' classic "El Carretero". The film is directed by Lucio Fernandez and produced by MeLu Films ( in association with Cubanoson Productions ( and El Gitano Discreto Productions. The film is dedicated to all who love Latin music and particularly Cuban music.  

Cubanoson: The Story
Papo Ortega's Cubanoson
New York's Cuban Orchestra

Watch it now: