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

    Posted by Ben Fong-Torres

    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...

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  • Ping Chong's Blind Ness: the Irresistible Light of Encounter at La MaMa in New York

    Posted by Lia Chang

    Don't miss Ping Chong's Blind Ness: the Irresistible Light of Encounter at La Ma Ma in New York through June 27th.

    Avant garde theater director Ping Chong travels deep into Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness , colonialism in the Belgian Congo, exploring the battle for land, profit and conscience into the present with the New York premiere of Blind Ness: the Irresistible Light of Encounter .

    June 18-20, 22-26 at 7:30PM; June 20 & 27 at 2:30PM La MaMa E.T.C. (Annex Theater), 74A East 4th Street $25, Box Office: (212) 475-7710. Online ticketing available at www.lamama.org. Gala benefit June 23: for info call 212-529-1557.

  • SUMO EAST AND WEST delves into the cloistered world of Sumo

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    SUMO EAST AND WEST premieres on PBS this month. Cultural collisions occur in Japan as foreigners enter the ancient Japanese sport of sumo. Husband-and-wife team Ferne Pearlstein and Robert Edwards take us inside the cloistered world of Sumo in their new documentary which airs on Independent Lens on Tuesday, June 8 at 10 P.M.