Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Anvil! The Story of Anvil! is coming to Edwards University Town Center 6 in Irvine this weekend. For those of you who don't know, Anvil! The Story of Anvil has been called the real life This Is Spinal Tap. My friends saw it in NYC and said it was the best thing ever.
you can get tix here
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
For Immediate Release
Breath of Fire opens Premiere of The Mexican OC Friday, April 28!
Breath of Fire Theater Company is pleased to announce the World Premiere of the ground breaking play, The Mexican OC, A California Story Fund Grant Project. This funny and poignant collection of stories seeks to entertain, educate, and eliminate the stereotypes of Orange County's Mexican community. We meet two forces: pocha real estate agent, Debi Murillo, and chicana crossing guard, Yolanda Gomez, who are our guides through the intersections of untold Mexican American heritage.
This show is Directed by BOFTC Artistic Director Sara Guerrero, Produced and Production Managed by BOFTC Executive Director Heather Enriquez, and written in collaboration with Apolonio Morales, Cristina Nava, Elizabeth Szekeresh, Heather Enriquez, and Sara Guerrero. The production opens Friday, April 28 and runs for a total of seven performances through Saturday, May 6 at El Centro Cultural De Mexico, 310 W. 5th St., in Santa Ana. Show times are Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 5:00 pm. One Thursday night show is scheduled for May 4 8:00 pm. A private fund raising performance is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th at 2:00 pm. Community Dialogs to follow each performance. Performances are free of charge, however donations are welcomed, and reservations are suggested.
The cast of twelve includes Breath of Fire Theater Company members Cristina Nava, Elsa Martinez Phillips, Lorena Billings, and Ronnie Alvarez, as well as El Centro community members Analy Garcia and Pedro Lopez. Making their El Centro Cultural De Mexico debut with this production are Alejandro Lara, Anthony Lucero, Jami McCoy, Keith Bennett, Maricela Lazcano, and Stephen O Young.
The tech team is headed by Stage Manager Jody Reeves, Lighting Design is by Oliver Huang, and Technical Direction is by Lonnie Alcaraz. BOFTC Members: Elizabeth Szekeresh is the Assistant Director, Angela Mauro is the Assistant Stage Manager, Costume Design is by Gina Davidson, Set Design by Andres Galvan, Set Construction by Bill Hilton and Randy Navarro, Sound Design by Apolonio Morales, Composition by Andy Mendoza, Graffiti Art by Eric Girten, and Video Direction/Production by Apolonio Morales and Elizabeth Szekeresh.
If you'd like to arrange an interview with the cast or director, would like more information, or to make reservations please call 714-785-0764 or send us an email at BreathOfFireTheater@yahoo.com
(To make a donation, please contact: Fundraising Director, Andrea Ramirez by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by Phone: 626-665-8102)
"It is important to know where we have been, and where we are, to see where we are going. You have to remember, that's all I'm asking." Yolanda Gomez The Mexican OC
Breath of Fire Theater Company: Operating under the fiscal sponsorship of El Centro Cultural De Mexico since 2003, we are a nonprofit Theater ensemble, organized to support the work and enrich the lives of Latina artists in the Orange County community. The overall purpose of our organization is to nurture, celebrate and advance Latina performing arts. We will: promote solidarity and raise awareness of critical issues within our community through the presentation of original stage work, foster cross-cultural understanding by inviting artists from all cultures to join our forum, use performing arts as a tool for social change and spiritual healing, and expose all people to the cultural and social values of Latin American women. www.themexicanoc.org
El Centro Cultural De Mexico is an alternative space in Santa Ana where the community can find cultural, educational, and artistic activities that strengthen their identities, develop their talents and develop a sense of leadership in their community. www.el-centro.org
Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Friday, November 4, 2005
3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Event to be celebrated in Artist Village
Santa Ana, CA., --
El Centro Cultural de México will host Dia de los Muertos for the third year in a row on Saturday, November 5, 2005 from 5pm – 10pm. This free, community event will be celebrated at the Artist Village Promenade located on 2nd St. between Broadway and Main St. in Santa Ana’s Downtown District.
This year, Dia de los Muertos will have over 20 altars on display constructed by community members from Santa Ana and the greater Orange County. These altars are dedicated to deceased loved ones or bring awareness to a social issue. Altar space is still available and reservations are being accepted via email through Friday, October 28th.
Don’t Miss Out on Celebrating Both Dia de los Muertos and the Santa Ana Community Spirit!
Dia de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) is an ancient tradition that dates back to prehispanic Mexico. Today, the tradition has been much transformed but its objective to remember and honor the dead and celebrate the continuity of life remains the same.
El Centro Cultural de México is an non-profit, alternative space in Santa Ana where the community can find cultural, educational, and artistic activities that strengthen their identities, develop their talents, and develop a sense of leadership in the community.
For Information: hhttp://www.el-centro.org
Monday, September 12, 2005
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Thursday, August 4, 2005
Friday, August 26; 8:30 PM; 18+
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (featuring members of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra) @ Echo (1822 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90026)
““You’ve got to feel it,” is the first thing that comes from the mouth of seasoned soul singer Sharon Jones when asked what makes great music. “You’ve got to feeel it! In your bones, your heart, in everything and everywhere!” Ms. Jones’s funk pedigree can be traced to her hometown of Augusta, Georgia, the same town that birthed the Godfather of Soul himself: James Brown. Moreover, it didn’t take long for the young Sharon to be encouraged to take the spirit from the gospel and apply it to a more secular setting. This setting was realized when as a teenager she moved with her family to Brooklyn, NY and soon found herself saturated with the pulse of funk and disco. Little time passed before she became a staple within the studios, doing often uncredited back-up work for gospel, soul, disco and blues artists. However, when the commercial music landscape began to radically change during the ‘80s, demand for singers such as Sharon waned, and she soon found herself working at Rykers Island Jail as a corrections officer. Fast forward to 1996. Sharon crosses paths with NYC’s great indie-soul & funk label Desco Records. Sharon’s first full-length album, 2002’s successful Dap Dippin’ with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kingson Brooklyn-based Daptone Records, served to solidify her reputation as Soul Sister # 1. – Bio, Daptone Records
Hear clips from her latest album, Naturally with the Dap Kings featuring a special appearance with Lee Fields.
Monday, August 1, 2005
Friday, July 29, 2005
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
FUNimation has sent us some information on Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi, a new title that has a lot of people talking. Kevin Smith is a huge Degrassi fan, and jumped at the opportunity to appear on the series in a three-episode arc. FUNimation is releasing the disc in two versions; rated, and unrated (wooohooo!).
Snoogans! What are Jay and Silent Bob doing in Canada? Rewind. what are they doing at DEGRASSI?
One major perk to being a director is that you can live out your fantasies. Kevin Smith's fantasy? To be featured in a three episode arc of Degrassi: The Next Generation!
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes (Clerks... nuff said) head north to film their next movie in which their alter egos are forced to go back to high school, called "Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh?" And what better high school to shoot at than Degrassi Community School? But drama ensues even before the cameras begin to roll!
This director's cut edition is a MUST WATCH for any fan of Kevin Smith or Degrassi. Your library (Smith, Degrassi or otherwise) will not be complete without this DVD.
The unrated edition contains a totally unrated version of the episodes (*gasp* an unrated Degrassi?!?).
(Note from me... now I love snow crab, and I love chocolate chip ice cream...but that doesn't mean that both wonders of yumminess go together! I'm hoping for the best, but I really can't see it working for Smith.)
Monday, July 25, 2005
IF YOU ENTERED THE MU GIVEAWAY LAST WEEK, PLEASE RE-ENTER AS ALL OUR EMAILS WERE LOST WHEN WE SWITCHED SERVERS. THANKS AND SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE!!!
Friday, July 29; 9 PM; 18+
Mu @ The Echo (1822 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90026)
Trivia Question: Name three pop culture figures that Mu references in her latest album Out of Breach (Output Recordings, 2005)
“Mu (pronounced “Moo”) is the brainchild of Mutsumi and husband Maurice Fulton. He takes care of the jackhammering rhythms, digital handiwork and sinister atmospherics, but it’s Mutsumi–with her lacerating shrieks and grammatically incorrect English–who presides over the ceremonies. Punctuated by R-rated disses, dysfunctional vignettes and piercing shrieks, her energy is fascinatingly expressed. Mu’s stunning 2003 debut Afro Finger and Gel saw the Japanese-born Mutsumi fashion a lyrical world from our cultural refuse. Maurice’s complex, daring production work was a story in itself, but Mutsumi’s contributions edged it into psychological terrain and made it provocative. Here was Western culture being reflected back to us through the eyes of someone who had watched it from the outside. And what’s more interesting than finding out how someone else sees you?”
Email your answer AND your first and last name to email@example.com by noon on Friday, July 29. The 6th and 8th person with the correct answer will be put on the guest list for the show.
Friday, July 22, 2005
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Bascially, my new job (yey!) means I have to get from West LA to Glendale/Burbank during rush... but so does everyone else, right? :)
Does anyone travel the eastbound 10 (Santa Monica freeway) around 7am? I was wondering if the average speed is about 15 mph, because that's what I'm figuring, but I hear it might actually travel better. I'm going from right after the 405 to right before the 110.
Likewise, does anyone know just how bad the 5 North gets between the 2 and Olive in Burbank? I hear it is a nightmare, but I think San Fernando and Riverside Drive might drive worse in that Glendale/Burbank area.
Of course, I'll try a bunch of different ways. Just wondering if any of you all traveled the same roads and had advice. ;-D
Friday, July 15, 2005
am i the only one addicted to Big Brother 6?
(I feel so dirty!)
Thursday, July 14, 2005
do people who repeatedly push the ALREADY LIT elevator (coupled with pleading and grunt-like noises) really think that that will make it come any quicker?? Are they (maybe YOU) that dense?
(My desk is in front of elevators so I see it all day, everyday. I'm not just ranting out of nowhere :P)
Wednesday, July 6, 2005
For all you Rocky Horror fans out there, the Nuart theater shows the classic every Sat. at Midnight. Interactive style. I went last week and it was out of control. (But in a good way.) I recommend it :)
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