MAC Nominated Lucio Fernandez Comes to Don't Tell Mama April 4

Lucio Fernandez, nominated for a 2008 MAC Award for his performance in the show "The Cuban Kid in concert", and winner of both the ITRA Award and Premio ARTE Award, will return to Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues) in New York City on Saturday, April 4th at 8:00 PM.

Lucio will be accompanied by his five piece band, performing Broadway tunes, a few Latin standards as well as some of the poetry from his new CD. The show centers around Lucio's life story of being born in Cuba, his experiences growing up in "Jersey", and becoming a City Commissioner.

From poverty to City Commissioner... from playing barefoot in ditches with paper boats as a kid to singing in New York City... this is Lucio's story. He was born in Havana, Cuba to a poor family. His mother was a seamstress and one of sixteen children. As a child, he and his mother had to leave the country due to political reasons... his father was a political prisoner. They lived in Spain for one year before arriving in the United States. They settled in New Jersey, where he still calls home. After graduating from Rutgers University he became a professional actor traveling the world with several Broadway shows. Increasingly becoming more socially conscious, he set out to help others, leading him to become involved with many charities, serving on many boards, and finally becoming a Commissioner for the City of Union City. In his act, "The Cuban Kid" in Concert, he discusses the challenges of being an artist while serving as a "politician". He jokes about being a Cuban-American singing Broadway tunes, and of being an artist in the world of "machismo".

The show is written by Gerard Karabin and Lucio Fernandez, musical arrangements & direction by Mark Goodman, and directed by Megan Fernandez.

If you want to hear memorable show tunes, romantic Latin standards, some poetry and have a few laughs, check out The Cuban Kid in concert.


Lucio Fernandez stars in "The Cuban Kid in Concert"
Saturday, April 4th, 2008
at Don't Tell Mama
343 West 46th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)
8:00 PM Performance

$10 Cover + 2 Drink Minimum

For reservations call: 212-757-0788 after 4:00 PM
or by logging on to: www.donttellmamanyc.com

For more information call: 201-864-8114 or visit: www.LucioFernandez.com.

 

 

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