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
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!
The Three Chinese Tenors, Dai Yuqiang, Wei Song and Warren Mok are currently on a a world tour marking their appointment as China’s cultural ambassadors.
Ten years after the original Three Tenors performed live in the Forbidden City, China returns the favor. In anticipation of their by-invitation-only performance, “A Night with Beijing” at Alice Tully Hall, they’ll make a special appearance at the China Institute in New York on January 21, 2012 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Financial Times music critic Ken Smith, whose role for many years has been to explain opera in the West to the Chinese, and the opera in China to the West, will discuss with The Three Chinese Tenors, their respective roles in Western Opera’s recent success in China both in public visibility and recent prominence in the nation’s cultural agenda.
The China Institute is located at 125 East 65th Street in New York. The program also includes a pre-talk reception. Advance registration is required due to limited seating; $10 suggested donation toward supporting future Arts & Culture programming. Call 212-744-8181, ext. 111.
The Asia Society held its 2011 Asia Society Awards Dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on Wednesday, January 11, 2012.
Comedian and actor, Dan Nainan emceed the festivities, which included a special performance by members of the Silk Road Ensemble.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Ray Kelly, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, were among the 400 who came out to honor and to celebrate the 90th birthday of former Deputy Secretary of State John C. Whitehead, who was presented with an Asia Society Award.
Tony Award-winning and...
Manu Narayan (Bombay Dreams, Love Guru) and Seema Rahmani (Loins of Punjab, Missed Call, Sins) star in Sudhish Kamath’s new film Good Night | Good Morning, co-written with Shilpa Rathnam. The story is about an all-night phone call between two strangers on New Year’s night in New York City. Vasanth Santosham and Raja Sen are also featured in the cast.
Sudhish Kamath is a Chennai-based independent filmmaker, a journalist and film critic with The Hindu, one of India’s leading national newspapers. Good Night | Good Morning is his second feature. His first filmThat Four Letter Word, was a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age film.
Kamath also hosts a talk show called Hands Up where he grills celebrities at gun-point. Recently, he signed up to do a movie review show on radio.