Friday, November 2, 2018

Mujeres en Escena

Les invitamos cordialmente al 6to Festival de Teatro Mujeres en Escena comenzando esta noche Viernes, 2 de Noviembre, 2018 a las 7:00 PM en el William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street, Union City.  Entrada gratis.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

"Me Veo Sexy" MAXIMA ALERTA feat. Eduardo Antonio


The Multi-award winning group MAXIMA ALERTA has just released their new single "Me Veo Sexy" MAXIMA ALERTA featuring Eduardo Antonio & model/actress and social media sensation Jessenia Vice Gallegos.  It is a sexy tune that will surely make listeners feel good and get up and dance.  See it now:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15v2zuy9pu0&feature=youtu.be


MAXIMA ALERTA, el grupo ganador de múltiples premios acaba de lanzar su nuevo sencillo "Me Veo Sexy" MAXIMA ALERTA feat. Eduardo Antonio y la modelo / actriz y sensacion de las redes sociales Jessenia Vice Gallegos. Es una melodía sexy que seguramente hará que los oyentes se sientan bien y se levanten a bailar.   Véalo ahora:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15v2zuy9pu0&feature=youtu.be

Monday, October 1, 2018

"Live On Stage" - International Ballet Festival of Union City

Check out this month’s episode of our TV show “Live On Stage". This episode features the International Ballet Festival of Union City, and an interview with its Director, Mami Hariyama.  

Union City Comic-Con

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration


Book Release "El Joven Soñador"

Sunday, September 16, 2018

International Ballet Festival of Union City

The International Ballet Festival of Union City
International Ballet Stars Perform in Union City!!!

(Union City, NJ)  The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack and Board of Commissioners will be presenting the International Ballet Festival of Union City on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Union City Performing Arts Center, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City, NJ.  Refreshments.  FREE Admission.  Free parking.

For the first time to appear in Union City
The International Ballet Festival of Union City, presents worldwide renowned Ballet Companies represented by their greatest Stars.   Among the dancers performing are:  Brian Gephart (Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, Metropolitan Opera); Morgan McEwen (BalletMet, Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway in “Brigadoon”); Emi Hariyama (International Ballet Star from Japan); Mami Hariyama (Hariyama Ballet); Ari Mayzick (Artistic Director of ARIM Dance, Martha Graham Dance Company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo); Sarita Apel (ARIM Dance); Steven Melendez (New York Theatre Ballet); Ursula Verduzco (Benjamin Briones Ballet, Ballet Austin, New York City Opera, Eglevsky Ballet); Oswaldo Muniz (Eglevsky Ballet, Ballet Oklahoma, Edward Villella and Dancers, Ballet Chicago, Metropolitan Opera Ballet); Dianna Warren (Washington Ballet, Cleveland Ballet, Das Berner Ballet Switzerland, “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway); Elisabeth Beyer, Sabrina Yap, Sarah Scandrett, and Kouadio Davis (Ellison Ballet); among others.

One night only!!!  The only opportunity to see this memorable ballet event!

The International Ballet Festival of Union City

Saturday, September 22, 2018 
7:00 PM

Union City Performing Arts Center
2500 Kennedy Blvd.
Union City, NJ  07087

Refreshments
Free Admission
Free Parking at the 23rd Street Municipal Parking Deck located on 23rd Street between Summit & Kerrigan Avenues.



El Festival Internacional de Ballet de Union City
¡Grandes Estrellas del Ballet!

(Union City, NJ)  La Ciudad de Union City, el Alcalde Brian P. Stack y la Junta de Comisionados presentan el Festival Internacional de Ballet de Union City el Sábado, 22 de Septiembre, 2017 a las 7:00 PM en el Union City Performing Arts Center, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City, New Jersey. Refrigerios. Entrada gratis. Estacionamiento gratis.

Por primera vez en Union City...
El Festival Internacional de Ballet de Union City, presenta mundialmente reconocidas compañías de ballet representadas por sus mejores estrellas. Aparecen en esta actuación espectacular: Brian Gephart (Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, Metropolitan Opera); Morgan McEwen (BalletMet, Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway in “Brigadoon”); Emi Hariyama (Estrella International de Ballet de Japon); Mami Hariyama (Hariyama Ballet); Ari Mayzick (Director Artistico de ARIM Dance, Martha Graham Dance Company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo); Sarita Apel (ARIM Dance); Steven Melendez (New York Theatre Ballet); Ursula Verduzco (Benjamin Briones Ballet, Ballet Austin, New York City Opera, Eglevsky Ballet); Oswaldo Muniz (Eglevsky Ballet, Ballet Oklahoma, Edward Villella and Dancers, Ballet Chicago, Metropolitan Opera Ballet); Dianna Warren (Washington Ballet, Cleveland Ballet, Das Berner Ballet Switzerland, “Phantom of the Opera” en Broadway); Elisabeth Beyer, Sabrina Yap, Sarah Scandrett, y Kouadio Davis (Ellison Ballet); entre otros.
  
¡La única oportunidad de ver este memorable evento de ballet!

El Festival Internacional de Ballet de Union City

Sábado, 22 de Septiembre, 2018
7:00 PM

Union City Performing Arts Center
2500 Kennedy Blvd.
Union City, NJ 07087

Refrigerios
Entrada gratis
Estacionamiento gratuito en el parqueadero municipal de la calle 23 ubicada en la calle 23, entre Avenidas Summit & Kerrigan.




Monday, August 13, 2018

An evening with Federico Garcia Lorca

We cordially invite you to attend a special event commemorating the literary works of this renown poet/author… An Evening with Federico Garcia Lorca.  Conference presented by Author Mr. Eduardo Ruiz Baena on MondayAugust 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM at William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street, Union CityFree Admission.  This event is presented in collaboration with La Academia Norteamericana de Literatura Moderna.

The James Austin Trio in concert

Please join us this Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM at this wonderful concert featuring The James Austin Trio.  Rain or shine.

Union City Latin Nights

Please join us at our Latin Nights. Come dance to some cool music, or just sit back and relax and enjoy.  Come and have some fun.  Everyone is invited.

Monday, August 6, 2018

UC's Colombian Cultural Festival

Please join us at the Colombian Cultural Festival this Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on 45th Street from New York Avenue to Palisade Avenue, Union City.  This will truly be a special event.  Don't miss it.  Everyone is invited.

Multiplicity of the Image

Please join us this Friday, August 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM at this wonderful art exhibit at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street, Union City.  Free Admission.

Randy Pradera sings Boleros

The Theatre Festival in the Park continues this Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM with Randy Pradera sings Boleros.  Rain or shine.

Wine & Cheese; and great music

Please join us this Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM at this wonderful concert featuring The James Austin Trio.  Rain or shine.

UC's Night Out Against Crime

Join us tomorrow from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at our National Night Out Against Crime event.  Meet members of the Union City Police Department and EMS; many activities for children; free hot dogs & water; and live music.  Free Admission.  Live music by:  Papo Ortega’s CUBANOSON, The Alan Quinn Orchestra, PRIMME, Alberto Plummer “El Capitan”, Los Hermanos Lozano, Los Herrera, Grupo Konga, La Havana Band, and Elia y su Mambo Libre.  A great time for the whole family.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Theatre Festival in the Park

The Annual Theatre Festival in the Park kicks-off tonight, Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM at War Memorial Plaza, Broadway & 46th Street, Union City, NJ.  A different show every Thursday evening.  Chairs provided. Free Admission.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Screening of "Union City, U.S.A."

"Union City, U.S.A." will be screened next on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420-15th Street, Union City, NJ. Free Admission.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Cuban Parade of New Jersey

The Cuban Parade of New Jersey comes to Hudson County on Sunday, May 20, 2018 beginning at 12:00 PM along Bergenline Avenue from 79th Street in North Bergen to 43rd Street in Union City. 

Among the invited stars participating are TV & radio host El Pacha, radio personality Ino Gomez, Latin GRAMMY Winner Amaury Gutierrez, Latin heartthrob "El Divo de Plactas" Eduardo Antonio, and the popular Cuban musical group MAXIMA ALERTA.   Other dignitaries include government officials and television personalities.

El "Divo de Placetas" Eduardo Antonio

Concierto unioco con El "Divo de Placetas" Eduardo Antonio en el lujoso Union City Performing Arts Center, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City, NJ.  Entrada Gratis.


Three Distinguished Artists Receive "Star" in Walk of Fame

On Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM, the City of Union City and the Celia Cruz Park Committee will honor renown vocalist “El Divo de Placetas” Eduardo Antonio; Latin GRAMMY Winner, Amaury Gutierrez; and actor/filmmaker Lucio Fernandez with a "Star" at the Celia Cruz Park Walk of Fame for their illustrious careers in the entertainment industry.  The Celia Cruz Park is located on Bergenline Avenue and 31st Street in Union City, New Jersey   

The event will begin with a concert at 11:30 AM by the renown cuban musical group Cubanoson.  The induction ceremony will begin at 12:00 PM with the honorees and other dignitaries.  Admission is free & everyone in the community is invited to attend.

About Celia Cruz Park                                                                                                                                               
Celia Cruz Park, also known as Celia Cruz Plaza was founded in 2005 by Mayor Brian P. Stack, and the Celia Cruz Park Committee to honor the legacy of one of the most beloved artist in the world, Celia Cruz. Celia Cruz (1925-2003), known as the "Queen of Salsa", was one of the most successful Cuban performers of all time. Located at 31st Street and Bergenline Avenue, the Celia Cruz Park features a backlit photograph of the Queen. The park also features a distinct Walk of Fame consisting of Stars honoring the likes of Tito PuentePedro KnightJohnny PachecoCachaoJose Alberto “ El Canario”,  La India,  Rafael PinedaBenny MoreJose Luis Rodríguez " El Puma", Lalo Rodríguez amongst other Latin stars and legends.

About “El Divo de Placetas” Eduardo Antonio
Eduardo Antonio has had a successful professional artistic career spanning over twenty years.  He’s an artist of extraordinary versatility with a unique style of playing any character or musical genre with charm and humility.   He is loved and applauded by his audiences who above all else, respects his solid talent.

Eduardo Antonio began at the age of 5 years in his native Cuba, managing to position himself as a children star and the first juvenile figure of the world-renowned cabaret, Tropicana. He has performed all over the world in places such as Bulgaria, Venezuela, Lebanon, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Egypt, Honduras, United States and Mexico, among others. With his career as a singer and actor, he has excelled in Mexico, Latin America and the United States, earning the affection and respect of the public by appearing in over eleven soap operas and the most important television shows.  His songs have been used as the theme song of many soap operas, and he continues to act and sing all over the world.  He is loved by the paparazzi and tv magazine shows.

About Amaury Gutierrez
2011 Latin GRAMMY Winner Amaury Gutierrez was born on September 9, 1963. When he was in high school decided to pursue music, and his chance came in response to a call from the School of Art Instructors, an institution where he earned a scholarship.
In his compositions, Amaury Gutiérrez puts special emphasis on the vocal element, not only for his academic past, but also due to the particular feelings that his voice imbues in his performances. His influences include Pablo Milanes, Djavan, Caetano Veloso, Ruben Blades, Andy Montañez, Steve Wonder, Al Jarreau, Soraya, and Paul McCartney.  Gutierrez has stated that he finds it easier to compose music first and then develop the text, having as his principal instrument the guitar.
Gutierrez defines his style as "Cuban Pop", a mixture of various musical genres including the old and the Nueva Trova, a few twists of contemporary music, the authorial sense of the golden age of bolero, and even Mexican music.
His first album, Amaury Gutierrez (1999) was nominated for a Latin Grammy and sold more than 600,000 copies. He received the Up-and-Coming Artist of the Year Onda Award in Spain in 2000. In 2009 Gutierrez celebrated with a spectacular concert the 20th anniversary of his artistic career with a production by Jossel Calveiro, Reinaldo "Pachy" Lopez and Fernando "Teo" Calveiro, and where he was joined by guests such as Luis Enrique, Gema Corredera among others.  In 2011 he received a Latin Grammy.  He continues to perform all over the world and to compose for many notable artists.
About Lucio Fernandez
Lucio Fernandez is a multi-award winning actor, singer, director, and producer.  His many awards include ATI Award, ARTE Award, ITRA Award, ACE Award, STAR Award, HOLA Award, Proclamation from the United States Congress, State Proclamation from Governor Chris Christie, and many other Proclamations, Citations, and awards for his artistic achievements and contributions to the community.

He has traveled the world with several Broadway shows including "West Side Story", "Guys And Dolls", "A Chorus Line", "Jesus Christ Superstar", and "On The Town". He has worked with many of Broadway's leading directors and choreographers, including Jerome Robbins, Jerry Zaks, Michael Peters, Robert Longbottom, and Alan Johnson. For three and a half years, he was a principal actor with Repertorio Español in NYC where he performed in such plays as "Strawberry and Chocolate", "Vieques", "Luminaria", "El Publico" by Federico Garcia Lorca, "El Cano", "Te Juro Juana Que Tengo Ganas", and "The Next Stop". Lucio also starred in the Off Broadway plays "Speedo & The Straight Man", "Till Death", and "Busco Amigo".  Broadway Workshops include "Tropicana" (Chita Rivera, Artistic Director), "Strides" (Michele Assaf, Choreographer), and "El Shaddai".

As a vocalist, Lucio has recorded the music CD's entitled "American Mambo", "Enamorado" and "Volver a Ti", as well as a poetry CD featuring his own poetry entitled "Lucio Fernandez, Poetry".  He has worked extensively as a voice-over artist, and did the looping for the role of "Lazaro" in the award winning feature film "Before Night Falls", and on the feature film "Che" starring Benicio Del Toro.  He is also currently a vocalist and manager of the renowned Cuban musical group Maxima Alerta.

Lucio has performed alongside many great artists including Marc Anthony, Shirley MacLaine, Gene Kelly, The Pointer Sisters, Tommy Tune, Susan Lucci, Shirley Verrett, Lupita Ferrer, and Lorna Luft. Recently he has appeared in concert alongside such notable Latin recording artists as Jon Secada, Jose Luis Rodriguez "El Puma", Sophy De Puerto Rico, Elio Roca, El Gran Combo, and Roberto Ledesma. He has performed at many of the world's finest theaters including Lincoln Center in New York City, the Chatelet in Paris, and the Berlin Opera House. He was invited by the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra in Guayaquil, Ecuador to perform a solo concert; as well as performed multiple concerts throughout Mexico.

He has made appearances on many television shows including "Law & Order", "All My Children", "Younger" on TV Land, the Emmy Award winning show "30 Rock" on NBC, "Louie" on FX, and "The Jimmy Fallon Show" on NBC. Presently, he is the host of the television show "Live On Stage" and on the show "La Revista Semanal". 

Lucio is founder & CEO of MeLu Communications Group, a full service production and public relations company, dedicated to producing for theatre, television, and film. The company has served as press agent for many notable stars such as Willy Chirino and El Grupo Niche, and for many organizations such as Bergen PAC and NJPAC.  Through its subsidiary, MeLu Films, the company has produced many films including the feature films "Vampire in Union City" and the documentary films "Bahia de Cochinos, Nuestra Perspectiva" and “Union City, U.S.A.”; as well as many short films such as "Massacre in the Woods", "Under a City Tree", "Blink", "Cubanoson: The Story", "Pissin", "The Embroidery Industry in Union City, NJ", “Sal”, "Painting Linda”, and most recently “The Extinguisher”.  He has produced many films with other companies including "The Death of April", "La Academia", "Almas de Furia”, and the upcoming feature film “El Condor en Nueva York”.  As a producer, he has produced hundreds of of events, plays, and concerts including at notable venues such as the United Nations, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall.

Lucio is a graduate of Rutgers University, and studied acting in New York City with the legendary acting teacher Bobby Lewis.  He was Co-Founder of The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. and currently serves as Commissioner of the City of Union City.  He is an advocate for the arts and is always trying to promote and support artists and the arts in general, as well as stress the importance of the arts in every community.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Concierto del Año

Los #1 con los mas pegado de Cuba... 
Los Van Van, Yomil y el Dany, 
y MAXIMA ALERTA!!!

Viernes, 18 de Mayo, 2018
9:00 PM

ENVY Night Club
323 N. Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Celebrating Cuban Heritage in Union City

Celebrating Cuban Heritage in Union City with an fascinating evening of music by the legendary musical group "La Charanga 76", poetry, and art.  Invited guests, typical Cuban food, and some surprises.  Don't miss it.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Eduardo Antonio y MAXIMA ALERTA en concierto

Una sola noche!!!  "El Divo de Placetas" Eduardo Antonio y la agrupación musical MAXIMA ALERTA en un solo lugar.  Una noche inigualable de música y divertido ambiente.  El Miercoles, 16 de Mayo, 2018 a las 7:00 PM en La Havana 59, 110 Moonachie Avenue, Moonachie, NJ.  No se lo pierda!!!

Llame para sus reservaciones al:  201-964-9515