Monday, April 29, 2013

Please check out our TV program "Live On Stage" 
this month we feature a performance and interview with Rev. Yolanda.


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Benefit Gala to Support Art Youth Group

The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc., a not-for-profit youth based organization dedicated to providing free classes in the performing arts to children, will be holding their annual Spring Benefit Gala on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the elegant The Graycliff, 122 Moonachie Avenue, Moonachie, New Jersey.  

The Gala will feature live performances, delicious dinner, dance music, and a great time.  The organization will also be presenting Community Service Awards to individuals who have contributed to the betterment of the community as a whole.

Donations for the Spring Benefit Gala are $100.00 per person and can be purchased by visiting:

Now into its twelfth year, The Grace Theatre provides free classes in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap/Rhythm, Folkloric Dance/Salsa, Flamenco, Singing, and Acting to children from Hudson County as well as free admission to professional performances to the students and their families. 

The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. has received much critical acclaim for its professional theatrical productions and is the premiere presenter of bilingual and Spanish language theatre in the State of New Jersey. 

The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, and therefore donations are tax deductible.  Any contribution is greatly appreciated.  If unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please log on to:

Or mail a check or money order payable to:
The Grace Theatre Workshop
P.O. Box 4412
Union City, NJ 07087

For more information, please visit: 

Please support the arts and our children.  It will undoubtedly be a wonderful evening. 

The Union City Museum of Art presents "Cabaret at the Museum", the new monthly music/cabaret series Hosted by Lucio Fernandez and held at the William V. Musto Cultural Center located at 420 - 15th Street in Union City, NJ.  

On Friday, May 17, 2013 at 8:00 PM, Susan Scherman, Manager of The Robert Lawrence Orchestra & Quartet presents featured vocalist Barbara Rosene (also with The Harry James Orchestra), accompanied by Kelly Friesen on Bass and Ray Macciarola on Guitar for an evening of Hit Vintage and Big Band Era Tunes.

Refreshments will be served & admission is free. 
For more information, visit:

Cabaret at the Museum presents
Featured Vocalist Barbara Rosene
Friday, May 17, 2013
8:00 PM

Union City Museum of Art
@ The William V. Musto Cultural Center
420 - 15 Street
Union City, NJ

Free Admission
Refreshments Served

NEW Art Exhibit by Abby Levine

(Union City, NJ)  The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack & Board of Commissioners cordially invite the community to the new solo art exhibit “Inside Out and Backwards” featuring artist Abby Levine opening on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM at  the William V. Musto Cultural Center located at 420 - 15th Street in Union City, NJ.

There will be live music and refreshments.  The artist will be present to speak about her work.  Admission is free.  The exhibit will remain up for approximately two months.

The show will consist of carved wood paintings and wall reliefs completed within the past year.  Abby Levine has been living in Union City since 2008.  She has been exhibiting her work since she graduated from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 1976.

While a student at Temple University, Abby became involved with pattern and decoration, banding columnar stretched canvases with intense color. Figurative elements and narration began to work their way into the equation and, by the early 80’s, she was producing small papier mache dioramas based on Greek mythology. A move to the trash-strewn Williamsburg section of Brooklyn led to a preoccupation with architectural forms and the production of fragmented, constructed and reassembled wood structures painted in shades of white. Relocation to Seattle brought a reexamination of color and the use of dead-matte paint along with a continued development of wood construction techniques. The tension between the organic and manmade became a major focus. After 1991, the narrative and architectural merged with the addition of pyrography (woodburning) as a linear device. The retention of architectural elements referenced furniture and religious constructions, with the overall form of the piece providing a metaphor for its content. Making narrative pieces generated a great deal of scrap wood, which eventually became parts of new pieces, more abstract and less pre-determined.  The most recent pieces are meant to be fiercely whimsical, teeming with life, and independent of cultural context.

For more information about this event or any other at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, please visit:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

“Friend Wanted” opens in NYC

The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. presents "Friend Wanted" by Lucio Fernandez from Wednesday, June 26 to Sunday, June 30, 2013 at The Producers' Club, 358 West 44th Street (corner of 9th Avenue & 44th Street) in New York City.  The bilingual play is directed by Lucio Fernandez and Peter DuBo, with choreography by Megan Fernandez who also serves as Assistant Director.  It stars Lucio Fernandez, Megan Fernandez, Fernando Contreras, and Amy Smith.

"Friend Wanted" is the tale of a man in search of a friend within the confines of the loneliness found in city living. In this avant-garde theater piece, the story is told through dialogue, pantomime, dance, and music.  This is a tale of dreams missed, and hopes lost.  It is about an individual's search for a sense of belonging in a world seemingly gray and cold.   

Friend Wanted
by Lucio Fernandez

Directed by Lucio Fernandez & Peter DuBo
Choreographed by Megan Fernandez

Lucio Fernandez
Megan Fernandez
Fernando Contreras
Amy Smith

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM *Opening Night & Reception
Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM

The Producers’ Club
358 West 44th Street (corner of 9th Avenue)

Tickets:  $25.00
Available at:
or call:  212-868-4444

For more information, visit: 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hudson TV 19

New Hudson based TV Show hits the airways and Internet

The new television program Hudson TV 19, Hosted by Saulo Diaz premieres this Friday, April 12 at 7:00 PM on Cablevision Channel 19.  The show will aim to cover happenings on both sides of the Hudson. From in-depth interviews to live news events, and from entertainment news and performances to political commentary.  The show begins airing on Cablevision Channel 19 this Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM, and will air every Friday at the same time.  Viewers can also watch it anytime online by visiting:

The first episode features an interview with Jersey City Councilman and Candidate for Mayor, Steven Fulop; as well as a video documentary featuring Papo Ortega and his orchestra Cubanoson. 

Hudson TV 19 hosted & produced by Saulo Diaz; MeLu Communications Group, Executive Producer; Kinsmen Entertainment, Associate Producer; Gustavo Marquez, Director; Fel Medina, Cinematographer; Saulo Diaz, Segment Editing; Original music, by Gustavo "Chacho" Schartz from "Enamorado" (Available on iTunes); MeLu Communications Group, Post Production. 

To view episodes or comment on any episode, visit: 

To report news or request an interview, email:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Humanscape" Art Exhibit

The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack & Board of Commissioners cordially invite the community to the new art exhibit "Humanscape" opening at  the William V. Musto Cultural Center on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

The new exhibit features artists Frank Guiller, Arturo Cuenca, Guillermo Portieles, Juan Si Gonzalez and sculptor Armando Guiller.  The Grand Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM at William V. Musto Cultural Center located at 420 - 15th Street in Union City, NJ.  

There will be live music and refreshments.  The artists will be present to speak about their work.  Admission is free.  The exhibit will remain in up for one month.

For more information about this event or any other at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, please visit: