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Guy Kawasaki - The Top Ten Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Monday, 08 April 2013

Guy Kawasaki: The Top 10 Mistakes of Entrepreneurs
UPDATE: We received alot of positive feedback to our posting of Guy Kawasaki's Spring, 2013 talk at the UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan). The former chief evangelist of Apple and co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures is such a good speaker that you wanted to hear more of him.  He was the keynote speaker at the first Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond in 2005, and its timeless.  You can...

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April 4-28: Chay Yew Directs A.C.T.’s World Premiere of Stuck Elevator

Posted by Lia Chang on Friday, 15 February 2013

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is presenting the world premiere ofStuck Elevator at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco), April 4–28, 2013. Press night is Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Tickets (starting at $20) are on sale now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228.

Stuck Elevator is a visionary musical work based on the true story of Guāng (光), a Chinese deliveryman who was trapped in a Bronx elevator for 81 hours. Sounding the alarm will open the doors to freedom, but calling for help also means calling for attention—with dire consequences for this undocumented immigrant. Suspended between the upward mobility of the American dream and the downward plunge into an empty abyss, Guāng delves into memories of his past and into nightmares of present predicament, all within the confines of a 4′ by 6′ by 8′ metal box.

Chay Yew. Photo by Lia Chang


Inventively staged by internationally acclaimed artist Chay Yew—and introducing the prodigious work of composer Byron Au Yong and librettist Aaron Jafferis—Stuck Elevator unleashes an evocative collision of stories, sounds, instruments, and ideas.

Featuring a hybrid of musical theater, opera, and solo performance, Stuck Elevator will feature Julius Ahn (Madame Butterfly at Nashville...

Mar. 22 - Apr. 13: NAATCO Presents A Dream Play at Here

Posted by Lia Chang on Friday, 15 February 2013

The OBIE Award-winning National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) — now in its 23rd season of presenting classics and new works performed by Asian American actors — will present August Strindberg’s A DREAM PLAY in a new adaptation by Sung Rno and Andrew Pang, directed by Mr. Pang, with previews set to begin March 22 prior to an official opening night of March 27 at HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue (entrance on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring) in New York.
A DREAM PLAY runs through April 13. Tickets are priced from $15 (for preview performances, March 22nd- 26th) – $25 (for performances March 27th – April 13th). For Tickets & Information, please visit www.here.org or call 212-352-3101. This production of A DREAM PLAY is a part of SubletSeries@HERE, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.

Sung Rno’s plays — which include GRAVITY FALLS FROM TREES, wAve, THE TRAJECTORY OF A HEART, FRACTURE and KONISHIKI, MON AMOUR — have been produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company, East West Players, Dance Theatre Workshop, Immigrants Theater Project and NY International Fringe Festival. Andrew Pang is an actor/director who has performed with NAATCO, Ma-Yi and Pan Asian Rep and with the Steppenwolf Theatre in productions directed by Frank Galati.

Jojo Gonzalez, Siho Ellsmore, Tina Chilip and Dave Shih in NAATCO’s A Dream Play at Here. Photo by William P. Steele


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Paper Dolls at the Tricycle Theatre in London Extends through April 28, 2013

Posted by Lia Chang on Friday, 15 February 2013

By popular demand, the world premiere of Paper Dolls, currently playing at the Tricycle Theatre in London, has been extended through April 28, 2013.Paper Dolls began previews on February 28, 2013 and opened on March 6. Indhu Rubasingham helms The Paper Dolls cast featuring Ron Domingo (Chiqui), Francis Jue (Sally), Jon Norman Schneider (Jiorgio), Tom Berish (Yossi), Jane Bertish (Noa), Noa Bodner (Shoshana/Ensemble), Ilan Goodman (Shirazi/ Ensemble), Shimi Goodman (Ensemble), Harry Dickman (Chaim), Tom Oakley (Ensemble), Angelo Paragoso (Zhan), Caroline Wildi (Adina) and Benjamin Wong (Cheska).

Photo by Alastair Muir

Paper Dolls, written by Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of Sundance Theatre, is adapted from the documentary film by Tomer Heymann, which has won multiple awards including three at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival. Click here for the full performance schedule and to purchase tickets.

“You know, Yossi, we couldn’t dress like this in the Philippines… wear earrings, dye my hair, put on make up, lipstick. It’s forbidden.”

In Tel Aviv, Israel, a group of Filipino immigrants work as live-in carers for elderly Orthodox Jewish men. Six days a week, they provide dedicated support to their employers. But on the seventh day, they transform into a homespun, sassy musical drag act. Meet the Paper Dolls!

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NBA Houston Rockets Guard Jeremy Lin makes appearance and Q&A after the Rockets vs Warriors Game

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Friday, 08 February 2013

Houston Rockets Guard Jeremy Lin  Photo courtesy GQ Magazine

Houston Rockets Guard Jeremy Lin Photo courtesy GQ Magazine

Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin made an appearance and talked with fans at Golden State Warriors Asian Heritage Night.

We will be posting images and more. Stay tuned!

 Lin's appearance at Asian Heritage Night event is hosted by the Golden State Warriors and Cache Creek Casino Resort, February 12 when the Warriors play against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California (7:30 p.m. PST). The event will also be aired live to China on CCTV.

NBA Entertainment will produce a live feed capturing the February 12 in-arena celebrations, events and activities to air live in China on CCTV.

A portion of the event night ticket sales benefit the AsianWeek Foundation to increase awareness for Hepatitis B, one of the most common untreated diseases in the world that currently affects 1 in 10 members of the Asian/Pacific Islander community

The Warriors Asian Heritage Night is part of the NBA Chinese New Year Celebration 2013, its largest international tribute ever from February 7-14.

Warriors players will wear specially designed Adidas shooting shirts on Friday, February 8 against the Memphis Grizzlies and Tuesday, February 12 against the Houston Rockets. Designed and developed by...

Kevin Tsujihara named Warner Bros Studios CEO

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. CEO Photo: WB

Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. CEO Photo: WB

January 29, 2013

Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. CEO Congratulations!

Tsujihara, 48, the twenty year Warner Bros veteran was named CEO on Monday and is expected to take over the post March 1. 

He has been president of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment since its founding October, 2005. He has managed the studio's DVD business, as well as a range of responsibilities outside of the television and movie business helmed by other divisions, from games acquisitions and content distribution via VOD and other digital platforms.  

Tsujihara received his BA in business administration from Universiaty of Southern California, and an MBA from Stanford University.

Its been reported in the news media that Tsujihara has a humble and low-key management style, and was considered a "Black Sheep" of the list of likely candidates for the CEO post. Current chairman Barry Meyer, told LATimes.com "Everyone needs a leader, and Kevin was the best equipped to unify the company at this time." We just thought he was the best for the whole company."

He is the son of chicken farmers in Petaluma, California, and grandson of Japanese immigrants. When he becomes CEO on March 1, he will be the fifth CEO in Warner Bros. 90 year history, and the first Asian American to run a major Hollywood studio.

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