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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

1:16AM - Pass it on please



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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

4:24PM - upcoming stage performance

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: mextica@gmail.com 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

8:46PM - Upcoming student opera performance at CSULB:

The CSULB Opera Institute presents an afternoon of opera arias and vocal ensembles.
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Friday, November 4, 2005

11:27AM - Tomorrow evening

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
Contact: elcentro_diademuertos2005@yahoo.com

Monday, September 12, 2005


Trump contestant had "relationship" with client now on death row

I watched The Apprentice before, but I'll admit this makes the nosey person in me want to watch the new season even more. :)


Wednesday, August 17, 2005

5:14PM - Chaka Khan added to Day 2 of Sunset Junction!

JUST ADDED: Chaka Khan to Day 2

Buy tickets here.

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Thursday, August 4, 2005

4:13PM - Sharon Jones: Funk's Best Kept Secret

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)

Buy tickets.

““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

1:04PM - ArthurFest: 3 stages, 2 days, films + more

Arthur Magazine and Spaceland present:
1st Annual ArthurFest
September 4 & 5 (Labor Day weekend)
@ Barnsdall Art Park (4800 Hollywood Blvd, Little Armenia/Los Feliz area)

FMI: ArthurFest on MySpace

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Friday, July 29, 2005

2:29PM - 2005 Sunset Junction: Full Lineup, 3 stages, 2 days

Sunset Junction Performers 2005

Saturday, August 27
Bates Stage
Rilo Kiley
John Cale
The Walkmen
Jason Falkner
Black Mountain
Foreign Born
Something For Rockets
Run Run Run
Let’s Go Sailing
The Ettes

Sanborn Stage
Gravy Train!!!!
Hey Willpower
Domingo Siete
DJ Paul V

Edgecliff Stage
Richard Street (lead singer of The Temptations)
Former ladies of The Supremes
Freda Payne
Alma da Batucada
Bobby Matos

Sunday, August 28
Bates Stage
The New York Dolls
Suicide Girls
Eagles of Death Metal
The Gossip
The Weirdos
Burning Brides
The Leaving Trains
Rolling Blackouts
Viva K
The Willowz

Sanborn Stage
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Los Pinguos
DJ Sloe Poke
Dub Club DJs

Edgecliff Stage (3700 Sunset)
Jody Watley
Arthur Adams
Drums of Passion
Raks Majnoun
Ritmo Flamenco

Tickets available on TicketWeb.

FMI: Sunset Junction or Sunset Junction on MySpace

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


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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



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 contest@spaceland.tv 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.

Buy tickets.

Friday, July 22, 2005

4:35PM - GIVEAWAY Mu (electroclash dance night) @ Echo, July 29

Pssssst...Want to win a pair of tickets to see Mu @ the Echo next Friday?

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Thursday, July 21, 2005

4:04PM - New additions to ARTHURFEST lineup!

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12:38PM - 2004 Sunset Junction Lineup!!!

Buy your tickets here! Advance ticket purchase is recommended to ensure admittance.

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Sunday, July 17, 2005

10:47AM - Some traffic ?s

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

Current mood: excited

Friday, July 15, 2005


Okay, I like Harry Potter, but seriously, this is too much. I'm trying VERY HARD to not be sarcastic given the circumstances.

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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?

So annoying.

(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

2:34AM - I see you shivering with antici.......pation

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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