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ENTER TO WIN THESE HBO ASIA FILMS ON ANCIENT MARTIAL ARTS STORIES!

Posted by AC Team - on Thursday, 21 December 2017

ENTER TO WIN THESE HBO ASIA FILMS ON ANCIENT MARTIAL ARTS STORIES!
December 20, 2017   ENTER TO WIN A 2-DVD SET OF FILMS BASED ON ANCIENT MARTIAL ARTS STORIES!   HBO ASIA IS CELEBRATING ITS VERY FIRST CHINESE LANGUAGE PRODUCTION. YOU CAN WIN ONE OF THESE DVD SETS!    JUST EMAIL YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS AND WRITE IN "HBO DVD CONTEST" TO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak045ca2fad45bf7b1b915c65c8721116f').innerHTML =...

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Cast of CHINGLISH Welcomes in the Year of the Dragon

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Saturday, 21 January 2012

Cast of CHINGLISH Welcomes in the Year of the Dragon

January 21, 2012

Last night, playwright David Henry Hwang and the cast of Chinglish gathered at Ruby Foo's Restaurant in New York City to welcome in the Year of the Dragon.

Chinglish just celebrated its 100th performance and will be ending its run on Broadway on January 29th. Time Magazine has named Chinglish the "Best American play of the year." 

AsianConnections.com's columnist and editor Lia Chang joined the celebration at the restaurant. Lia shot the photograph featuring the two actors Jennifer Lim and Gary Wilmes used in Chinglish's latest media campaign (shown here). 

Chinglish is a comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication, written by Tony® Award winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) and directed by Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman (From Up Here, Well).

 

 

 

 

 

Go out and bring in the New Year! YEAR OF THE DRAGON EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Saturday, 21 January 2012

Go out and bring in the New Year! YEAR OF THE DRAGON EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY


THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON

begins January 23, 2012 with observances that continue 15 days.

The Dragon is considered by many to be the most auspicous year
in the twelve year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

Go out and bring in the new year!

Read author and Feng Shui expert Angi Ma Wong's predictions here. 

Here are just a sample of the many events celebrating the Year of the Dragon around the country, from the San Francisco Bay Area to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Monterey Park, CA, New York City, Flushing, Queens, Vancouver, Portland, Oregon, Richmond, British Columbia, Toronto, Washington DC, Milpitas, Fremont, Palo Alto, Campbell, San Jose, Foster City, Redwood City, Saratoga, Cupertino, Newark, CA, San Bruno, and beyond! 

(Compiled from news sources around the country. Please confirm all dates, times and locations independently if you plan to attend any of these events.
Dragon photo by Lia Chang.)

SAN FRANCISCO:

Jan 14-15: San Francisco Flower Market Fair and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony 

The Chinese New Year Flower Fair is held on the weekend before Chinese New Year Day. The Flower Fair is the place to come to purchase fresh flowers, fruits, candy and other new supplies for the home to begin the new year. At the main stage on Washington Street below Grant, the Mayor will join honored guests in officially opening the Festival with a ribbon cutting ceremony. (Estimated time for ribbon cutting ceremony 10:45 a.m.)  

Jan. 29: Free San Francisco Zoo Admission...

Jerry Yang leaves Yahoo! Remembering him back in 1998 by Tom Chin

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Jerry Yang leaves Yahoo! Remembering him back in 1998 by Tom Chin

January 17, 2012

by  Suzanne Joe Kai

1998 isn't really that long ago, but for the Internet, it feels more like a century. 

Back then, when a 14 year old kid created AsianConnections.com, an online magazine in search of his Asian American identity, we jumped on board.  As mainstream journalists from TV, radio and print, we had been fretting for the zillionth time about the poor and stereotypical coverage of Asian Americans in the media, any American media. (A problem, by the way, that persists even today.) 

Scouting for stories, we rejoiced in the fact that Jerry Yang had co-founded Yahoo!, then the biggest star in the constellation of online ventures. 

Today, it was announced that Jerry Yang has left Yahoo! What a ride that was for Jerry. Born on February 6, 1966, Jerry Yang has a lifetime ahead of him and we wish him well and hope he continues to innovate.

Digging into our archives here is a commentary by contributing writer Tom Chin, and a photo of Jerry and his Yahoo! co-founder David Filo. We will go back into our archives again and also post Jerry's exclusive interview with AsianConnections.com.

By the way, in honor of the upcoming Year of the Dragon, there is a new beginning - the site is soon to finish a brand new back end system. There will be a lot more images and videos. Our site used to be hosted on the servers of movie review site RottenTomatoes.com thanks to its founders, while I helped the start-up as one of their first national ad directors and...

Jan 23 - 29 Lang Lang, Tan Dun & others perform at "China in New York: A WQXR Festival”

Posted by Lia Chang on Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Jan 23 - 29 Lang Lang, Tan Dun & others perform at


WQXR Celebrates Chinese New Year with

“China in New York: A WQXR Festival”

January 23 – 29

 

An Exploration of China’s Rising Classical Music Scene

With LANG LANG, HUANG RUO, TAN DUN, among others

 

In Partnership with the New York Philharmonic, Queens Council on the Arts and Crossing Art

 


(January X, 2012 - New York, NY) – As China grapples with its relationship with Western culture, one Western art form is booming: classical music of the European canon.  Approximately 50 million children study classical instruments, new concert halls have appeared in major cities and provinces, and an increasing number of Chinese artists are gaining international recognition.

 

From Monday, January 23 – Sunday, January 29, WQXR will ring in the Year of the Dragon with CHINA IN NEW YORK: A WQXR FESTIVAL, an exploration of the work of Chinese-born composers and musicians now active in New York, as well as some of the economic and political issues surrounding classical music in China, through live events, radio specials, and online exclusives available at www.wqxr.org/china.


CHINA IN NEW YORK will be book-ended by two special live events at WQXR’s event venue, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.  The first, on January 23 at 6pm, is Chinese New Year with Lang Lang and the Quintessenso Choir.  In this preview of their New York Philharmonic concert, the renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang will perform with a children’s choir from Mongolia.  On January 27 at 7pm, Written on
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No Winning Asian American Actors or Films at the Golden Globes this year but we spotted an Access Hollywood host!

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 17 January 2012

No Winning Asian American Actors or Films at the Golden Globes this year but we spotted an Access Hollywood host!

 

We had our usual binoculars out, but no, no Asian Pacific Americans won for acting at this year's 69th annual Golden Globes last night.

But, we did spot at least one host reporting the red carpet arrivals at the awards event, and we thought her dress and jewels were stunning.

Here is SuChin Pak wearing a diamond bracelet, French hook earrings and a diamond ring designed by Tacori. The Tacori press release says her bracelet was valued at $124,000. Now that's one special bracelet!

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