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Crazy Rich Asians - The Movie is coming to screens August, 2018

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Saturday, 02 December 2017

Crazy Rich Asians - The Movie is coming to screens August, 2018
Hollywood December 20, 2017   Crazy Rich Asians directed by Jon M. Chu is coming to theaters August 17, 2018   This marks the first all-Asian ensemble cast for a Hollywood movie in more than two decades. The last movie to have an all-Asian cast was The Joy Luck Club. Based on the novel by Kevin Kwan, the movie stars Constance Wu ("Fresh Off the Boat") as Rachel, a professor of economics who is an American-born Chinese, and Harry Golding who plays Nick, her boyfriend. (Photo...

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Jeremy Lin to attend "Linsanity" documentary at Sundance

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Friday, 25 January 2013

Jeremy Lin to attend


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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SF Jan 27, 2013 - Fred Korematsu Day "Heroes" Celebration

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Friday, 25 January 2013

SF Jan 27, 2013 - Fred Korematsu Day
FRED KOREMATSU DAY "HEROES" CELEBRATION

 

WHEN: Sunday, January 27, 2013. 1:00pm VIP reception with honorees, 2:30-4:30pm program

WHERE: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

WHAT: The Korematsu Institute celebrates Fred Korematsu Day 2013 by honoring 16 American civil rights heroes who’ve been long overlooked (see list below). This will be a historic gathering of civil rights heroes and the descendants of heroes who have passed on. The event also features celebrity emcee DANNY GLOVER, as well as a special performance by American Idol star JASMINE TRIAS.

TICKETS: Available for purchase here

$100 VIP reception with honorees + program admission

$25 program general admission

$10 senior (65+) / student / youth (under 18) admission

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First Lady Michelle Obama wears Jason Wu's gown to the Ball

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 22 January 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama wears Jason Wu's gown to the Ball

January 22, 2013

Washington D.C.

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...

Jan. 24-Feb. 24: Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents World Premiere of Daniel Akiyama’s A Cage of Fireflies

Posted by Lia Chang on Monday, 21 January 2013

Photo Credit Sammie Choy - Karen Yamamoto Hackler and Dian Kobayashi in Daniel Akiyama’s A Cage of Fireflies

Photo Credit Sammie Choy - Karen Yamamoto Hackler and Dian Kobayashi in Daniel Akiyama’s A Cage of Fireflies

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.

Dian Kobayashi in Daniel Akiyama’s A Cage of Fireflies. Photo credit: Sammie Choy


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.

Karen Yamamoto Hackler and Dian Kobayashi in Daniel Akiyama’s A Cage of Fireflies. Photo credit: Sammie Choy


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...

Feb. 19: Congressman John Lewis, Jose Antonio Vargas and Simone Wu to Receive 2013 AALDEF Justice in Action Awards

Posted by Lia Chang on Sunday, 20 January 2013

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...

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