Photo: Jeremy Lin shown here in early 2012 with the Knicks, plans to attend the closing night at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Photo by Suzanne Joe Kai
Sundance Film Festival
With a life story better than anything Hollywood could dream up, "Linsanity" the documentary by Evan Leong has been receiving raves and applause by attendees at the Sundance Film Festival.
Jeremy Lin, along with some of his teammates from the Houston Rockets plan to attend a screening of "Linsanity" on the closing day of the festival January 27.
Click here for the full story. Wish we could be there to cheer "Linsanity" the documentary, and Jeremy on!
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January 22, 2013
by AC Team staff
If you are as talented as designer Jason Wu, lightning can indeed strike twice to your career. First Lady Michelle Obama arrived to the Commander-in-Chief inaugural ball last night wearing his stunning ruby red gown, marking the second inaugural she chose to wear one of his creations. From the homepage click here to view Jason Wu's full length inaugural gown.
In 2009, at the first inaugural she surprised fashinistas by wearing a gown he designed, a flowing cream-colored shoulder-baring confection. Jason, then a 26 year old rising-star designer had submitted his dress he had created for her consideration, just as other designers have customarily done. In 2009, the moment First Lady Michelle Obama appeared in Wu's ball gown, was the moment his already fast-rising career launched into hyperspace.
Designers were glued to the television watching the inaugural events to see what Mrs. Obama was wearing hoping it would be from their designs. Wu, 30, was watching the inaugural events on television with his staff in New York City.
Mrs. Obama appeared in Wu's flowing, belted chiffon and velvet red gown as she joined her husband onstage for their first inauguration dance at the Commander-in-Chief Ball. Wu told the New York Times, "I'm still floating." "It is a big surprise. The White House kept us pretty clueless until five minutes ago."
Wu was born in Taiwan, moved to Canada when he was 9 years old, and graduated from boarding schools in the U.S. He attended Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.
It is an honor for a fashion designer to create an inaugural gown worn by a First Lady. Wu's ruby red inaugural gown is now planned to go to the National Archives. Mrs. Obama's 2009 creamy-white inaugural gown designed by Wu was donated to the Smithsonian.
Mrs. Obama wore clothes designed by different designers...
The world premiere of Daniel Akiyama’s A Cage of Fireflies, a new drama about three Okinawan sisters, living in Hawai’i, is being presented at the Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street in Honolulu, HI, from January 24-February 24, 2013. The cast features Dian Kobayashi (Kimiko), Karen Yamamoto Hackler (Mitsuko) and Kat Koshi (Yukiko), under the direction of Phyllis S.K. Look.
Synopsis: Three elderly sisters of the kibei generation — sent as children to be raised in Okinawa, then returned to live and work in Hawai‘i — are at the heart of Daniel Akiyama’s new play.
Two of the sisters confine themselves to their small Honolulu apartment, enacting the rituals of daily life as they cling to a dream of returning to Okinawa. The third, charged with running the family’s orchid nursery, has inherited a title that is not hers. As long-hidden hopes and regrets surface, the sisters discover what is both selfish and selfless in their love for each other.
With set and lighting design by Lloyd “Sandy” Riford III, costume design by Debbie Nishimoto, sound design by Jason Taglianetti, prop design by Monica Cho Coldwell and Squire Coldwell, wig...
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will honor Congressman John Lewis, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (Georgia), Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American, and Simone Wu of Choice Hotels International, Inc., with the 2013 Justice in Action Awards at its Annual Lunar New Year Gala on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at PIER SIXTY, Chelsea Piers, in New York City.
The awards will be presented by Rep. Grace Meng, the first Asian American to represent New York in Congress, Tony award-winning playwright of M. Butterfly David Henry Hwang, and Gordon Smith, CEO of Consumer and Community Banking, JPMorgan Chase.
The co-emcees for the evening are Juju Chang, Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ABC News, and Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at Columbia University.
The AALDEF Justice in Action Awards recognize exceptional individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions in advancing justice and equality. Past recipients include the late civil rights icon Fred Korematsu, David Henry Hwang, Fareed Zakaria, BD Wong, Sandra Leung, Harold Koh, Mira Nair, Ivan Fong, Deval Patrick, George Takei, Salman Rushdie, Seymour Hersh, Larry Tu, Charles Ogletree, Jr., Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl Wu Dunn, Javade Chaudhri, Harry Belafonte, Margaret Cho, and Yoko Ono.
AALDEF’s 2013 Lunar New Year Gala celebrating the Year of the Snake begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception...