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Santaniego

Posted in Artes y Letras, Arts & Culture, Educación, Education, Romancero Avaliano, The Santa Ana Sentinel by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on March 17, 2014

Word of the day, SANTANIEGO

Santaniego

Santaniego.  Sustantivo, definición: Persona o cosa de una localidad con el nombre de Santa Ana.

Para ser más específico, el gentilicio Santaniego no es un término muy usado–no al igual que otros como Santaneco (término usado en España y El Salvador) u Santanero (término también proveniente de España)–pero sí se usa en la localidad de Santa Ana en la provincia de Cáceres en España.

Santaniego. Noun, definition: A demonym, a gentilic. A person, place or thing from a place with the name Santa Ana. To be more specific, the term Santaniego is not a very commonly used term–not like the terms Santaneco (used by Salvadorans and some Spaniards) or Santanero (also used in Spain)–but it is used in the locality of Santa Ana in the Province of Cáceres, Spain.

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The Santa Ana College Applied Music Schedule for Spring 2014

Posted in Arts & Culture, Downtown, Santa Ana College by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on March 10, 2014

Santa Ana College Music presents another semester of free music performances at Fine Arts Hall (Art Building Room C-104) on Tuesdays at 5 pm and Fridays at 12:30 pm. In addition to these, this semester the Fine & Performing Arts Division will host theatre, dance and more arts events at the SAC Santora Arts Gallery downtown.

Campus parking is free for students with a valid permit and $2 for visitors.

For more visit SAC Fine & Performing Arts

Tuesday Performances at 5 pm in Fine Arts Hall (C-104)

February 25
Jazz Menagerie at the Santora Arts Center

March 4
Omar Avalos, Flamenco guitarist

March 11
TBA

March 18
Hoang Nguyen, Pianist

March 25
Michael Briones, Trombonist

April 1
Judy Huang, Pianist

April 8
Spring break

April 15
Kayoko Adachi, Violinist

April 22,
Santa Ana College Big Band

April 29
Don Mariachi

Friday Performances at 12:30 pm

February 28
TBA

March 7
Omar Avalos, Flamenco guitarist

March 14
Arash Kamalian: Improvisation in Persian Classical Music

March 21
Hoang Nguyen, Pianist

March 28
Holiday

April 4
Judy Huang, Pianist

April 11
Spring break

April 18
Denali Guitar Duo

April 25
David F. Lopez, Clarinetist

May 2
Melody Versoza, Soprano

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The Santa Ana College Applied Music Recital Schedule for Fall 2013

Posted in Art Music, Arts & Culture, SAC Music Dept., Santa Ana College by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on September 11, 2013

Recitals are held in Fine Arts Hall, room C-104 and are free to students and the general public.

Tuesdays, 5 PM

September 10
Jazz Menagerie

Sept. 17
Voice Students of Melody Versoza

Sept. 24
SAC Jazz Quartet

October 1
Rachel Kaplan, Flute

Oct. 8
Judy Huang, Piano

Oct. 15
Kayoko Adachi, Violin

Oct. 22
Vernalis String Quartet

Oct. 29
Don Mariachi

November 5
SAC Big Band

Fridays, 12:30 PM

Sept. 13
Alison Edwards, Piano
David A. López, Saxophone

Sept. 20
TBA

Sept. 27
The Rolon Trio

Oct. 4
David F. López, Clarinet

Oct. 11
Judy Huang, Piano

Oct. 18
The Denali Guitar Duo

Oct. 25
Dang Tran, Piano

Nov. 1
Eric Salinas, Guitar

Nov. 8
Melody Versoza, Soprano

 

Student Workshops and Recitals
November 19 – December 6

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The Arte Santa Ana Podcast is Now Live

Posted in Artists Village, Arts & Culture, Civics, Conversations, Downtown, Eats, Education, Food, Opinion by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on July 6, 2013

Oliver Zavala and yours truly present the Arte Santa Ana podcast. In it we go over Latino arts in Santa Ana and beyond, with related issues.

In episode 1 we talk arts in the downtown, business, demographics, folk, pop and high culture, and more.

For more visit www.arte-santa-ana.org

Coming soon to iTunes.

Available through RSS here.

Also available on Google Feedburner.

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The Santa Ana Register Returns as a Weekly, Starting Tomorrow

For a preview of an article that I contributed to the Santa Ana Register that debuts tomorrow, click here.

The Register informs:

The Santa Ana Register is a new weekly newspaper covering the city of Santa Ana. It will be delivered Thursdays to Orange County Register subscribers. To subscribe, call customer service at 1-877-627-7009.

In addition, a limited number of free copies will be placed in racks Thursdays at the following locations:

Senior Center, 424 W. 3rd St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Carl’s Jr, 3325 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Dino’s Burger, 2217 W. Edinger St. Santa Ana, CA 92704
Rite Aid Pharmacy, 1406 W. Edinger St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Stater Bros, 2630 W. Edinger St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
IHOP Restaurant, 3001 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
CVS Pharmacy, 3907 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Carrows Restaurant, 3355 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Chase, 1300 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Dantes Café, 600 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701
La Chiquita Mexican Food, 906 E. Washington Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Northgate Market, 750 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Martinez Book Store, 216 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Ana Unified School District Headquarters, 1601 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Ana Public Library, 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Ana City Hall, 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Community Court, 909 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Denny’s, 1258 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
OCR Building, 625 N. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Amtrak Station, 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Ana Towers, 401 W. 1st St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Rancho De Mendoza, 100 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Taco Pronto, 1714 E. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705Norris Food Market, 601 E. Andrew Place, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Superior Warehouse, 1710 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Delhi Center, 505 E. Central Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Stater Bros., 1230 S. Standard Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707
KD Donuts, 2102 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Yellow Basket restaurant, 1430 E. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Superior Market, 1730 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Yellow Basket restaurant, 2860 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Santa Ana College, 1631 N. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Stater Bros., 2603 Westminster, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Super Antojitos, 1702 N. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Southwest Senior Center, 2201 W. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Polly’s Pies, 2660 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Duke’s restaurant, 2900 W. Warner Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Donut Star, 1430 E. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Cowgirls Café, 1720 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Carl’s Jr., 1809 E. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
CVS Pharmacy, 1750 N. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Medical Center, 1001 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Denny’s Restaurant, 2314 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Knowlwood Restaurant, 2107 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
IHOP Restaurant, 945 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Norm’s Restaurant, 121 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
T-2 Market, 2002 S. Flower St., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Bank of America, 2214 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705

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Carlos Slim on Larry King Now

Posted in Business, Education, Mexico, Tech, World by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on May 10, 2013

Who said there were no Mexican capitalists? Who?

Here is a rare interview with Mexican mogul Carlos Slim, who is Forbes Magazine’s wealthiest man in the world. He’s also Larry King’s boss. He owns the new and upcoming online network, Ora TV, on which Larry King and others have shows. He’s known for his telephony businesses, in which he owns outright or has shares in, including Telmex, Telcel, América Móvil, Straight Talk, Net10, Tracfone and more.

His Museo Soumaya in Mexico City, is an architectural wonder, and it is his Taj Mahal. The museum was built in memory of his late wife, Soumaya.

And part 2

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Santa Ana: In Need of a Real Renaissance

Posted in Arts & Culture, Business, Civics, Editorial, Education, Opinion by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on April 11, 2013

In a city that is overwhelmingly Latino (upwards of over 80 percent) it becomes necessary for the majority to be reflected in the city’s decision making. Santa Ana is in need of a true organic growth from within, and not from unmeasured transplantation from without.

One area where Latinos are grossly under-represented is in business. We Latinos in Santa Ana have the numbers. We are a numeric and political majority, but we are not an economic majority.

Let me rephrase that. We are not the economic engine. We provide dollars and consumers, but we generally don’t generate the jobs, much less own commercial real estate.

In a city where we’ve faced controversy and battles over gentrification, it is up to those of us that care for this city, and who want to see our majority reflected in all aspects of city life, to become the business class.

We’ve faced problems with what some of us interpret as a transgressive landlord in the downtown at the newly christened “East End.” Well the way to counteract landlords like that is to become one yourself. We need more Latino commercial landlords for every type like the “East Enders.”

Why? Why is it important for us to have our majority reflected in commercial real estate? Because then we decide what gets programmed and housed. We decide what cultural activities and events are appropriate. We decide what businesses get leases.

The way things are setup now, The Yost Theater is not a space reflective of the Santa Ana community, and it is a shame. A former city council facilitated privatizing this historic theater and in doing so took what should have been a historic resource and cultural outlet away from the community.

Arts & Letters

Santa Ana is in need of a real rebirth and it must show in the Arts & Letters. Who is our Langston Hughes? Where is our real literary movement? What can we learn from the Harlem Renaissance?

Why is there talk of building a modern museum of Asian art on Harbor Blvd when it is more than obvious that a Latino-specific museum is in order here?

We need to raise the bar of what is expected of ourselves. A publication like Santanero or the sensationalism of Gustavo Arellano is only a start. We can do better.

It is heartening to learn that Latino high school graduation rates are on the rise, as the Department of Education reports. This should translate in the future to more Latino business and commercial real estate owners.

Sandra Wood, Professor of Sociology at Santa Ana College taught that Latinos would become a numeric and political majority first, prior to becoming an economic majority. We’re 2/3rds of the way there.

That day when we’re an economic majority cannot come fast enough.

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SAC Music Launches its Steinway Campaign

Posted in Arts & Culture, SAC Music Dept., Santa Ana College by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on March 8, 2013

The Santa Ana College Music Department in partnership with the Santa Ana College Foundation announces the launching of the SAC Steinway Campaign. The Music Department is raising funds for the purchase of a 9′ Steinway concert grand piano.

Santa Ana College Music Faculty member Dr. Jungwon Jin will offer a concert on April 12 at 8:00 pm at Phillips Hall Theatre on campus.

Tickets are 35.00 for general admission, seniors and staff and 15.00 for students, and can be purchased through this link.

Access to a pre-concert reception is also available through this link.

About Dr. Jungwon Jin

Dr. Jungwon Jin is Assistant Professor of Music at Santa Ana College. She joined the SAC faculty in 2011. She currently teaches all levels of piano classes, music appreciation, and Reading and Making Music, an introductory music class.

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Dr. Jin came to the United States to study at The Juilliard School with Martin Canin and Gyorgy Sandor. She continued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music with Constance Keene, and earned master and doctoral degrees under Nancy Bricard at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Jin has performed extensively, both in recital and with orchestra, in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Her performances were featured on ABC Radio in Australia, KBS Radio-Television in Korea, KCRW in Santa Monica, CTS TV in Buena Park, and the Young Artist Showcase on WQXR in New York.

She has been prize winner or finalist in many musical competitions including the Juilliard Concerto Competition, the Manhattan School Concerto Competition, the USC Concerto Competition, the Young Artist Guild Competition, the Sydney and New Orleans International Competitions and the Louise McMahone International Competition. In 2002 she received the Most Distinguished Music Award at the IBLA International Competition in Sicily, Italy. Her recital at New York’s Carnegie Hall took place in 2005. She has performed four concertos with Maestro Carlo Ponti Jr. with the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra between seasons 2003 to 2008. Dr Jin’s recordings include Selected Solo Highlights from the Sydney International Piano Competition, and In Search of Light: Works of Claude Debussy. The latter was featured recording at the famed Van Gogh Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1999.

Prior to joining the SAC faculty, Dr. Jin taught piano, music appreciation, and music theory classes at La Sierra University, Glendale Community College, East Los Angeles College, and Orange Coast College.

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STEAM Program Comes to Century H.S.

Posted in Arts & Culture, Business, Education, Progress Report, Santa Ana College, SAUSD by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on February 20, 2013

Century High School aims to improve its academic performance through a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) program initiative.

“After being recognized as a persistently low achieving school by the state of CA in 2007 (the API scores in the last 5 years haven’t exceeded 600), Century H.S. has taken many steps to improve the curriculum and clean up the campus in the hopes of attracting higher achieving students. They then applied for a Federal grant for a STEM program, added an arts component, and created 4 academies devoted to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math starting with the 2011-2012 school year. There are currently 80 students in this program.

The problem is that Century is facing is that they have this great program and a lack of awareness. This is where I intend to help. On March 16th, from 9 am to 12 pm Century H.S. is holding an orientation for new parents to show off the various programs that they offer, including STEAM, and this is a great opportunity for them to recruit high potential 8th graders to enroll in Century HS this fall. They have so much to offer, for example they have a 3D printer on campus for the use of their engineering classes, which is incredibly progressive for a high school. I am working on a strategy to help promote this event so that there will be a good turnout and hopefully increased enrollment in the STEAM program,” according to Santa Ana resident Kiko Secor of Ingram Micro, who is a Master’s candidate in the College of Communications at Cal State Fullerton. Ms. Secor is promoting awareness for Century’s STEAM program as part of her thesis project.

For more about STEAM click here.

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The Santa Ana College Applied Music Schedule for Spring 2013

Posted in Arts & Culture, SAC Music Dept., Santa Ana College by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on February 5, 2013

All recitals are held in Fine Arts Hall, Room C-104 and are free to the public. Daily parking permits are available for $2.

Tuesdays at 5pm

February 5
Ernest Salem, Violin
Alison Edwards, Piano

February 12
Orientation

February 19
Omar Ávalos, Flamenco and Classical Guitarist

February 26
Alison Edwards, Piano
David F. López, Clarinet
David A. López, Saxophone

March 5
SAC Piano Master Class
Dr. Ezequiel Meza

March 26
Spring Break

April 2
Vernalis String Quartet

April 9
SAC Ensemble

April 16
SAC Ensemble

Fridays at 12:30 pm

February 8
Orientation

February 15
Presidents Holiday

February 22
The Jazz Menagerie

March 1
Judy Huang, Piano

March 8
David F. López, Clarinetist

March 15
University of Arizona
Graduate Woodwind Quintet

March 22
Collaborative Chamber Ensemble:
Dr. Ezequiel Meza, Piano
David F. López, Clarinet
David A. López, Saxophone

March 29
Spring Break

April 5
Gary Hung, Violin

April 12
The Denali Guitar Duo

April 19
Melody Versoza, Soprano

Student Recitals: April 23 – May 17

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