The Arte Santa Ana Podcast Resurges on Soundcloud

It’s been a long time since I’ve dedicated any comments to arts related matters in Santa Ana. But with the Arts & Culture Master Plan being developed this week through a series of meetings seeking community input, there’s been plenty to talk about. In fact, there hasn’t been enoug time to talk about everything, so… Read More The Arte Santa Ana Podcast Resurges on Soundcloud

This Week at the SAC Black Box Theatre: Necessary Targets

The Santa Ana College Theatre Arts Department presents Necessary Targets written by Eve Ensler, and directed by Chris Cannon. This play breaks in SAC’s newest performance venue, the Black Box Theatre, which is located behind Phillips Hall Theatre, next to the Don Express shop. Show dates are Thursday, Nov. 1 at 2:30 pm, Friday Nov.… Read More This Week at the SAC Black Box Theatre: Necessary Targets

“American Soldiers” Now Playing at Phillips Hall Theatre

The stage play “American Soldiers” written by Matt Morillo and directed by Chris Cannon is now playing at Phillips Hall Theatre at Santa Ana College. Remaining shows are October 18, 19 and 20 at 8:00 pm and October 21 at 2:30 pm. Synopsis Angela, an Army veteran and war hero, returns home emotionally scarred. After… Read More “American Soldiers” Now Playing at Phillips Hall Theatre

In Retrospect: The Orange County Latino Film Festival, Part II

In September of 2005, the second Orange County Latino Film Festival was held at the Metropolitan Fiesta Twin Theater in downtown Santa Ana. In its second year the festival had more momentum, but saw that momentum pulled abruptly by its main sponsor, Vanguard Cinema, afterwards. There would not be a third festival. Freyr Thor, one… Read More In Retrospect: The Orange County Latino Film Festival, Part II

In Retrospect: The Orange County Latino Film Festival, Part I

In October of 2004 Manuel “Manny” Saldívar, a protégé of movie producer Moctezuma Esparza, in association with Vanguard Cinema, brought a Latino film festival to downtown Santa Ana’s Metropolitan Fiesta Twin theater. The OCLFF set a standard that has yet to be topped by other attempts at film festivals in Santa Ana, but it went… Read More In Retrospect: The Orange County Latino Film Festival, Part I