Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Allegro Music Program

The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. in collaboration with the Union City Board of Education, The Black Box Theatre and Ronaldo Custom Guitars USA announce their new youth music program The Allegro Music Program for Union City school age children.  

For more information, please visit:  https://allegromusicprogram.weebly.com/

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Young Artists in Concert



The Black Box Theatre
presents 
The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. production

“Directly from their debut at Carnegie Hall”

MeiXuan “May” Li, Lingxiao Guo & JinWoo Jung 
in concert

Under the direction of Ms. Jahye Kim

Thursday, December 28, 2017
8:00 PM 
(Doors open at 7:30 PM)

Free Admission

The Black Box Theatre continues to fulfill its mission to bring world-class music to the North Hudson community with this special live performance by these gifted performers. This concert is sponsored by: The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc., (a not-for-profit organization that provides free arts education to inner city children in New Jersey).

About THE BLACK BOX THEATRE 
The Black Box Theatre at the Ronaldo Center for the Arts is a new 50-seat performance space in the heart of Union City that aims to give voice to unique talent in the performing arts while enriching the cultural diversity of its community. Through its distinctive programming, the venue spearheads an arts development project that is the result of a collaborative partnership known as the Union City Arts District, which includes the Union City Board of Education, Fuzion Recording Studios, Ronaldo Custom Guitars USA, Pastore Music, Save the Fire Productions and The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. This joint effort to promote the arts and their growth in Union City is founded on the belief that what is good for the Arts is good for the Community and good for Business.  www.TheBlackBoxTheatre.blogspot.com


Thursday, December 14, 2017

International Orange in concert

THE BLACK BOX THEATRE
presents

International Orange
IN CONCERT, Dec. 17th, 2017 @ 2:00 PM (Doors @ 1:30 PM)
Sponsored by Pastore Music

The Black Box Theatre’s inaugural programming season continues with yet another exciting live performance by International Orange.

“Guitar-driven musical sunshine dancing to a global beat”.  International Orange is the brainchild of New York musicians Todd Isler and David Phelps. Leo Traversa provides the grooviest bass, and Adam Morrison speaks through the keyboards.  Their innovative funky originals marry the slide guitar of the American South to the lilting sensibilities of India, Africa, and Brazil.


International Orange’s genre-crossing resume stretches from Phish’s Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon, Steve Kimock, Ivan Neville, and John Medeski, to World music innovators Angelique Kidjo, Tania Maria, Abdoulaye Diabate, and Francis Mbappe, to Jazz Masters Joe Lovano, Melvin Sparks, Jack McDuff, and on and on...

IO has played NYC’s finest venues from the Blue Note to the Bitter End and many cities around the globe. This intimate afternoon concert is FREE and open to the public. It is sponsored by Pastore Music.

You can get a taste of International Orange at (https://internationalorange.bandcamp.com/)

About THE BLACK BOX THEATRE
The Black Box Theatre at the Ronaldo Center for the Arts is a new 50-seat performance Space in the heart of Union City that aims to give voice to unique talent in the performing Arts while enriching the cultural diversity of its community. Through its distinctive programming, the venue spearheads an arts development project that is the result of a collaborative partnership known as the Union City Arts District, which includes the Union City Board of Education, Fuzion Recording Studios, Ronaldo Custom Guitars USA, Pastore Music, Save the Fire Productions and The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. (www.GraceTheatre.com)  This joint effort to promote the arts and their growth in Union City is founded on the belief that what is good for the Arts is good for the Community and good for Business.

About PASTORE MUSIC (www.PASTOREMUSIC.com)
Pastore Music opened its doors in 1939 in the same building it occupies today on 32nd street in the heart of the lively Union City Business District. Established by Domenic Pastore, it began by offering music lessons on all instruments. Other than the Public School System, it is the longest continuously functioning music conservatory in the area.

Over the years, Pastore began selling instruments (string, brass, keyboards), audio equipment and lighting accessories. Through the years it also developed a Sound Reinforcement Division which focuses on sound systems consulting and installations as well as instrument repair services.


Today, Jerry Pastore (3rd generation owner) is continuing the legacy. He started in the stockroom at age 13, was running the business at 18, and purchased it from his father, Robert, at the age of 27.

Monday, October 30, 2017

RUDRA in Concert


RUDRA in Concert
Indian-Jazz Fusion Group 

(Union City, NJ)  On Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Ronaldo Custom Guitars, LLC invites you to come enjoy an afternoon of live Music at the majestic Performing Arts Building located at 3208 Bergenline Avenue, Union City, New Jersey. Join us for an afternoon of creative fusion of timeless ragas to contemporary jazz.  The performers will explore the varied traditions of Indian music in our intimate, Black Box performance space.

The Black Box Theatre is a new 50-seat performance space that aims to give voice to unique talent in theater, music and the performing arts. 

RUDRA music group is co-led by Bobby Rozario, a guitarist and composer with Indian and Brazilian/Portuguese roots and Premik Russell Tubbs (alto saxophone), formerly with the Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin.  The event celebrates the release of their CD: "BOBBY ROZARIO with RUDRA" featuring Premik Russell Tubbs.

This unique ensemble blends North and South Indian styles with Western jazz. The concert celebrates the release of their new album of original acoustic fusions. Their compositions are marked by complex rhythmic and melodic structures played with uncommon speed, dexterity, and soulfulness. Their performances feature a free-flowing musical conversation, or jugalbandi, among the players.

The concert is free, as a service to the community by Ronaldo Custom Guitars, LLC.

The Performing Arts Building is the first of its kind in Union City and is the result of a unique private and public partnership. The mission of this collaboration is to consolidate the community’s effort to promote the arts under one roof.  Its driving belief is that what is good for the Arts is good for the Community and good for Business.

RUDRA in Concert
(Indian-Jazz Fusion Group) 
Sunday, November 5, 2017
2:00 PM
The Black Box
3208 Bergenline Avenue
Union City, NJ

Free Admission


Tax deductible contributions accepted payable to: The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc.
This program is made possible by the generous support of Ronaldo Custom Guitars, LLC.
“Sound Good, Look Good with a Ronaldo Custom”


About the Artists:

Bobby Rozario is a guitarist and composer with Indian and Brazilian/Portuguese roots, based in New York City. A third-generation musician, he is trained in the Indian Hindustani classical tradition. He has developed his own unique sound, characterized by Hindustani gayaki-style playing that brings together the characteristics of sitar and sarod.


Premik Russell Tubbs (alto saxophone) got his musical start through his father, Harry Tubbs, a jazz trumpeter who played with John Coltrane. Premik has performed with many great musicians, including the Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin, Carlos Santana, and Dr. L. Subramaniam. He has recorded world music records with spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy, Steve Booke, and Shambhu Vineberg, as well as music for short films. His saxophone was featured on hits like “How Will I Know,” “Baby, Come to Me”.


Promotional video clip:  https://youtu.be/dZnCOXneS1Q

Friday, October 6, 2017

Welcome to The Black Box

The Black Box Theatre at the new Performing Arts Building is part of a performing arts family including Fuzion Recording Studios, Ronaldo Custom Guitars USA, Pastore Music and The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. The venue is dedicated to showcasing performing artists in a unique and intimate concert setting.  We will always strive to present the very best performing artists.

The Performing Arts Building is the first of its kind in Union City and is the result of a unique private and public partnership. The mission of this collaboration is to consolidate the community’s effort to promote the arts under one roof. Its driving belief is that what is good for the Arts is good for the Community and good for Business.