• Love and Life: La Santa Cecilia

    Alex Bendana of La Santa Cecilia Talks Music History, Mexico, and the New Live Album Arturo Hilario El Observador  Ever since the Los Angeles based band La Santa Cecilia won the coveted Grammy in 2014 (Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album for “Treinta Días”) they have been touring,...
  • VISIT OAKLAND LAUNCHES $25K PUBLIC MURAL GRANT 

    Inaugural 2017 – 18 Program to Encourage Public Art in Oakland  Oakland, CA — Visit Oakland, the city’s official destination marketing organization, is proud to announce the creation of the Visit OaklandPublic Mural Grant Program(PMGP) that will offer anywhere between $500 to $5K per project. Visit Oakland has allocated a...
  • Los Toons and Anáhuac Films Join Forces to Produce “Los Toons” for Univision

    Los Toons is partnering with Anáhuac Films on the 2D animated specials “Los Toons” for Univision Network that will be viewed in the U.S. and Mexico. Higher Birth Rate for Hispanics in the U.S. When women, on average, have more than two children, the population grows, as opposed to...
  • THE RITA MORENO CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL HONORS ANNOUNCES 2017 WINNERS


    Winners in the ‘Lead Actor in a Musical’ and ‘Lead Actress in a Musical’ categories to be sent to The National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City where they will perform on a Broadway stage before industry experts and compete for scholarship opportunities to New York University’s prestigious Tisch...
  • Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017: New and Improved

    San Jose-based comic con unveils a broader scope, fun for locals Eduardo Hilario El Observador As many of you will remember, last year was the first opening weekend of the Silicon Valley Comic Con, or SVCC for short, and it was absolutely fantastic, though there wasn’t much else to...
  • Conociendo: Alejandra Matos de “The Bodyguard”

    Arturo Hilario El Observador Alejandra Matos es originalmente de Caracas, Venezuela y en su tiempo en el escenario ha participado en programas de niños en Venezuela hasta programas en Hollywood y ahora llega a San Jose con la producción de Broadway “The Bodyguard”, basado en parte en la película...
  • Latinos from the Fields to the Film Industry

    Jose Posadas Special to El Observador Friday, March 31 marked the birthday and holiday of Cesar Chavez who began organizing the Mexican American community in the 1950s and in 1962 launched the National Farm Workers Association (later to become the United Farm Workers) which would be his legacy. While...
  • Disney’s Pixar: Coco

     U.S. Release Date: November 22, 2017 Voice Cast: Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor Director: Lee Unkrich Co-director: Adrian Molina Producer: Darla K. Anderson Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his...
  • A Look at “Matilda”

    Actor Stephen Diaz gives us some lessons about his work on “Matilda the Musical” Arturo Hilario El Observador For some, memories of childhood are coming to the Broadway San Jose from March 8-12. But it might not be all fun and games. Stephen Diaz recently explored the ins and...