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THE GRAN COMBO OF PUERTO RICO CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF MUSICAL LIFE WITH A WORLDWIDE TOUR
(Published: November 18, 2012)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2012
The world renown "University of Salsa" celebrates half a century with an exclusive performance in New Jersey
Newark, NJ) - The world known salsa band El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a grand musical tour. This global tour commemorating its extensive musical career as the most important musical institution in the Latin industry will bring them to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, March 16, 2012. Puerto Rican singer Tony Vega will also participate as a special guest.
NJPAC is located at One Center Street in Newark, NJ. Tickets are on sale at NJPAC.org, BoletoExpress.com. For more info, contact Debbie Medina at DMedina21@aol.com.

About El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
Without a doubt, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is considered the most successful musical group in Puerto Rico. Their strong influence on Latin music makes them known worldwide. Founded by musical director and pianist Rafael Ithier in May of 1962, el Gran Combo has recorded close to 70 albums of which many of them have received gold and platinum status. Throughout their history, they have made famous hits such as "Azuquita pa'l café", "Brujeria", "Ojitos chinos", "No hay cama pa' tanta gente", "Trampolín", "Un verano en Nueva York" and "Timbalero", just to name a few.

About Tony Vega
Born in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Tony Vega is considered one of the most popular singers of contemporary salsa. In 1970, Vega began his musical career with the highly acclaimed band of Raphy Levitt, La Selecta. Throughout his musical career, he has
made famous songs like "Ella", "Yo me quito el nombre", "Lo mío es amor", "Uno mismo", and "Dame tiempo", among others.
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