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Catching Up: Santana, Taj Mahal and a déjà vu ‘Blue Christmas’

Posted by Ben Fong-Torres - on Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Catching Up: Santana, Taj Mahal and a déjà vu ‘Blue Christmas’
By Ben Fong-Torres It’s short shrift time. I have a life that’s ripe (and slightly wrinkled) for blogs and tweeting; for facebooking and updating. I’m just no good at it. My last column here on AsianConnections was about the memorial in late July for my sister Shirley. My last posting on the authors’ site, Redroom, was about a radio promo tour I did (20 stops, all on the phone in my home office) for my Eagles book. On my own home page, the last thing was about hanging with...

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"Linsanity"- Jeremy Lin: ESPN fires writer and suspends broadcaster for its racist headline and remarks -New York Knicks Sensation has Captured our Hearts

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Saturday, 18 February 2012

 

Update:

July 17, 2012

Goodbye New York, Hello Houston! 

 

After weeks of speculation, Tuesday night the New York Knicks announced it would not match the Houston Rockets' offer.

 

Emotions have been running high with Knicks fans. To quote writer Ian O'Connor at ESPNNewYork.com, "Jim Dolan just made one of the dumbest moves of his basketball life"...

 

Meanwhile, Lin remains a gentleman, thanking the Knicks and showing enthusiasm for Houston. 

 

Twitter comments: (@JLin7)

 

"Extremely excited and honored to be a Houston Rocket again!! ‪#RedNation‬" "Much love and thankfulness to the Knicks and New York for your support this past year...easily the best year of my life ‪#ForeverGrateful‬"

 

For the latest on Jeremy Lin:

 

ESPN.go.com

July 5, 2012

 

This afternoon Jeremy Lin agreed to a multi-million dollar offer sheet by the Houston Rockets. Numerous sources say that the Houston Rockets' offer is reportedly a four year $28.8...

Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson Wins Annie Award

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson Wins Annie Award

Jennifer Yuh Nelson was named best director for KUNG FU PANDA 2 by the International Animated Film Society (ASIFA-Hollywood) at the 39th Annual Annie Awards.

Nelson is the first solo woman to win the award for Directing in a Feature Production. KUNG FU PANDA 2 also won an Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production. 

The film is also nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Feature category.

AsianConnections team was at Kung Fu Panda 2's red carpet premiere in Los Angeles in 2011. 

Asian American Talent Shines at Kollaboration 11 by Amy Lieu

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Asian American Talent Shines at Kollaboration 11 by Amy Lieu

Asian American Talent Shines at Kollaboration 11

By Amy Lieu

With every strum of the guitar, tap of the drum, tune of melody, and dance to the beat, song and dance performances were engrossed with emotion, energy, and passion.The annual Asian American talent show competition, Kollaboration 11, presented its eleventh year and season finale at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live November 5, 2011. The flagship show in Los Angeles was its last stop after touring for 15 shows across 12 other cities in the United States. Its motto: empowerment through entertainment.

Many notable Asian Americans graced the pre-show red carpet including actress Bai Ling (“The Crow” and “Lost),” and journalist Lisa Ling, host of “Our America” on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

With the underrepresentation of Asian Americans in U.S. entertainment, Kollaboration gives popular and up-and-coming artists a stage to showcase their talents. The competition show aims to inspire and empower young Asian Americans to pursue their dreams in entertainment, a career path that some of the artists have said has not always been encouraged by their parents. 

Lights dimmed and curtains opened as former...

CAPE's Gala Marks 20th Anniversary with Awards for Asian Americans in Entertainment

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 24 January 2012

CAPE's Gala Marks 20th Anniversary with Awards for Asian Americans in Entertainment

The Time Has Come: Asian Americans Arrive on the Red Carpet

By Amy Lieu

Asian American actors and members of Hollywood's entertainment industry graced the red carpet at the 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration for the Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) at Union Station in Los Angeles Nov. 12, 2011.


The evening honored the talents of Asian Americans in entertainment and celebrated the advancement of diversity in the media.

For years, Asian Americans have been under-represented in Hollywood.

However, CAPE's red carpet event indicated more Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) talent are in entertainment today. AAPIs have come a long way

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).