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  • Visual Artist Sim Chi Yin is this year's Nobel Peace Prize Photographer

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    Visual Artist Sim Chi Yin is this year's Nobel Peace Prize Photographer
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    December 20, 2017 Nobel Peace Center, Oslo Sim Chi Yin has travelled to North Korea and the US to photograph nuclear sites as part of the Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition 2017, at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize exhibition is named “Ban the Bomb” inspired by ICAN’s slogan. Equipped with cameras and a drone, Sim Chi Yin has spent the past two months...

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  • Mike Kai is right under the flight path as Space Shuttle Endeavour lands at LAX! (Click this link to see Mike's 32 second video!)

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    Mike Kai watches right under the flight path as Space shuttle Endeavour arrive at LAX

    September 21, 2012

    Los Angeles

     

    In life, its sometimes having the luck of perfect timing that counts!

    Mike Kai was on a flight today to LAX when the captain of his aircraft announces he is diverting his plane to make way for Endeavour's historic arrival.

    Mike could see Endeavour on the back of a Boeing 747 right outside his plane window. 

    As soon as Mike lands, he runs and jumps into a cab and asks the driver to take him to the South runway to watch Endeavour arrive.

    Mike shoots this 32 second video just in time as Endeavour lands! 

  • Mike Song's Mom can Dance! "Gangnam Style" Dancing Mom and Son!

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    After his Mom asked him to teach her the dance moves, hip-hop dancer and choreographer Mike Song taught his 60 year old Mom to dance to PSY's hit single "Gangnam Style." Then he uploaded the video "Gangnam Style Mom/Umma Gangnam Style" on his Youtube channel for fun.

    Now, millions of hits later here's Mike and his Mom dancing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to 'Gangnam Style' the 2012 Korean hit pop single by rapper/dancer PSY.

    Not only is Mike Song a great dancer, his Mom Laura's got the moves down, too!

    Mike Song is a University of California Irvine grad, and was the director of a dance group called Kaba Modern which made it all the way to the finals on MTVs "America's Best Dance Crew."

    TV show Road Trip Nation Live interviewed Mike Song a few months ago in Costa Mesa, CA.

    We look forward to more from Mike Song, his Mom, and the South Korean rapper/dancer/singer-songwriter Park Jae-Sang, who goes by the stage name PSY the creator of the hit song and viral video "Gangnam Style."

    PSY has also appeared on numerous television shows including The Today Show. PSY taught his dance moves to Britney Spears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and made an appearance on Saturday Night Live during a skit on 'Gangnam Style." 

    Park Jae-Sang grew up in South Korea, went to Boston University and Berklee College of Music before starting his career as a South Korean singer-songwiter, rapper, dance musician and record producer.

    Check out Mike Song and his Mom Laura's Youtube video below.

    And the original 'Gangnam Style' video by PSY, which as of this posting has nearly 225 million views!  

    Dance on!

    Rapper/Dancer/Musician PSY takes the world by storm with his hit song "Gangnam Style" viral video on YouTube Photo Youtube

  • Joe Zee debuts Season 3 of his fashion rescue series "All On the Line with Joe Zee" on the Sundance Channel

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    Joe Zee debuts his third season of "On the Line with Joe Zee" on the Sundance Channel

    Season 3 of  the popular fashion rescue series "All On the Line with Joe Zee," premieres Monday, September 10 (9:00pm ET/PT) on the Sundance Channel.  

     

    The third season features celebrity guests Grammy®-Award winning singer Mary J. Blige, Oscar®-winner Octavia Spencer, Designer Whitney Port and actress Zoe Kazan (RUBY SPARKS). 

     

    Joe Zee will incorporate new design challenges with the help of Good Morning America’s Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer, Extra’s Mario Lopez and Revenge star Ashley Madekwe. 

     

    The third season of the hit fashion docu-series "All On the Line with Joe Zee" starring the fashion powerhouse and ELLE Creative Director Joe Zee will, for the first time, expand its purview to include the LA fashion scene and LA-based designers.

     

  • Oct. 23 - Dec. 2: David Henry Hwang’s award-winning Golden Child to open in New York

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    Playwright David Henry Hwang and Actress Jennifer Lim Photo by Lia Chang

    David Henry Hwang and Jennifer Lim Photo by Lia Chang

    David Henry Hwang’s 1997 Obie Award-winning and 1998 Tony nominated Golden Child is set to open Off-Broadway in New York City this Fall. 

    Leigh Silverman will direct the Tony award-winning playwright's Golden Child, which  is the first show in Signature Theatre’s Residency One: David Henry Hwang Series, with performances from October 23 through December 2, 2012 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) in New York.  A new production of his play The Dance and the Railroad, directed by May Adrales, and the new play KUNG FU, directed by Leigh Silverman, will also be part of this series.

    Inspired by his own family history, Hwang's Golden Child explores the often-painful process through which change comes to people and cultures.

    Greg Watanabe (MyNetworkTv's "Watch Over Me") leads the cast as Eng Tieng Bin, a Chinese businessman, who after three years working abroad, returns home and sets off a dangerous power struggle in his polygamous Chinese household among his three wives.

    Greg WatanabeGreg Watanabe (MyNetworkTV’s “Watch Over Me”) leads the cast as Eng Tieng Bin, a Chinese businessman, who after three years working abroad, returns home and sets off a dangerous power struggle in his polygamous Chinese household.

    Julyana Soelistyo, a Tony award nominee for her magical turn playing Eng Ahn and the daughter in the original Golden Child Broadway cast, plays first wife Eng Siu-Young.

    Jennifer Lim of Broadway’s Chinglish plays second wife Eng Luan, and Lesley Hu makes her off-Broadway debut as third wife Eng Eling.

    Also featured are Annie Q (”Are We There Yet?”) as Eng Ahn / daughter, Matthew Maher (CSC’s The School for Lies) as Reverend Baines, Tina Chilip (Leviathan Lab’sTwelfth Night) as Servant / Ghost, and Nadia Gan (Mirror Rep’s The Shanghai Gesture) as Servant / Ghost.

     

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  • Clint Eastwood: A Ramblin’ Guy By Ben Fong-Torres

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    (L to R) Portion of Haight-Ashbury Mural in San Francisco by artist Bill Weber of Margarita 'Rita' Chan, Ben Fong-Torres, Joan Baez

    Clint Eastwood: A Ramblin’ Guy by Ben Fong-Torres

    All right, all together now, with Neil Diamond in mind:

    "I am," I said, to no one there And no one heard at all, not even the chair "I am," I cried. "I am," said I And I am lost, and I can't even say why Leavin' me lonely still

    Well, Clint Eastwood must’ve felt pretty lost and lonely after his debacle of a speech at the Republican convention. Here he’d turned his back on the Democratic Party by attacking President Obama – or at least his imagination of Obama, represented by the now infamous empty chair on stage, with which Eastwood conducted a one-to-none conversation. But he’d done Mitt Romney and the GOP no favors by screwing up the convention’s rigid time line, looking slightly disheveled and rambling for 12 minutes when he’d been given five, delaying Romney’s big moment. And, in line with previous convention speakers, Eastwood issued statements that either were inaccurate or did no service to the anointed candidate.

    Among his missteps: He chastised Obama for his timeline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.  But Romney himself has endorsed that strategy. Eastwood wondered whether it was a good idea to have attorneys (like Obama, a Harvard Law School grad) to be in the White House.

    Backstage, Romney probably wasn’t wondering, since he also holds a degree from Harvard Law School.

    That’s how it went. Eastwood threw off the schedule, then grabbed most of the headlines, for all the wrong reasons, after a night that was meant to spotlight Romney’s acceptance of his party’s nomination for the presidency.

    It was a sad fall from grace for a classy, talented actor and director; an American icon. The media had a field day, or two, making fun and puns out of the affair (“The Old Man and the Seat,” a headline read on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show).

    I prefer to remember him as the charming guy Dianne and I met in Carmel, California, where he once served as mayor. This was in 1987,...

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