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  • National Screenings: The Delano Manongs - Forgotten Heroes

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    National Screenings: The Delano Manongs - Forgotten Heroes
    Updates: July 8, 2014 New US Screenings: THE DELANO MANONGS Forgotten Heroes of the United Farmworkers Movement   CHICAGO - Saturday, July 12, 2014 Gallery 400 in Chicago is pleased to partner with AFIRE Chicago, Chicago Coalition of Household Workers (Latino Union), the Committee on Pilipino Issues, GK-USA Chicago Chapter, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, and the...

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  • Are Asian Americans fleeing Hollywood for Asia?

    Posted by AC Team

    September 20, 2014 Are Asian Americans seeking careers in entertainment fleeing Hollywood for Asia? Writer Dana Ter presents compelling evidence in her article for Arts.Mic.com. Andrew Lam wrote early this year about the "Bamboo Ceiling" in Hollywood.  For decades, Asian Americans have faced an uphill battle to secure major starring roles in feature films and television. Non-profit CAPEUSA.org (Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) in Hollywood has carried the flag for 23 years to train, connect and open opportunities for Asian Americans. This year CAPE  has decided to eliminate all membership fees, and has opened its programs, services, and events to anyone seeking to make a meaningful impact in support of the AAPI community. So if you want to see more improvement ...
  • Robin Williams RIP 1951-2014

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    August 11, 2014 Sad and shocking news about Robin Williams dying today. What a brilliant talent, gone too soon. Here's a shot from our onstage interview at the Mill Valley Film Festival, celebrating his career as an actor as well as a comedian. Thanks, Robin, for all the laughs and your good heart.  - Ben Fong-Torres  ...
  • Maxine Hong Kingston honored by President Obama

    Posted by AC Team

    July 29, 2014 Washington D.C. Author Maxine Hong Kingston was honored today by President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington D.C. She received the National Medal of Arts. Other honorees receving the 2013 National Medal of Arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, and Hollywood studio CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.  The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government. Honorees were also given the 2013 National Humanitie Medal. Image courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov video. The full list of honorees. 2013 National Medal of Arts Julia Alvarez, Novelist, Poet, and Essayist Brooklyn Academy of Music, Presenter Joan Harris, Arts Patron Bill T. Jones, Dancer and Choreographer John Kander, Musical Theater ...
  • YouTube Star Timothy DeLaGhetto surprises his parents with a $210,000 check

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 29, 2014 YouTube celebrity rapper, comedian and videographer Tim Chantarangsu, 28, better known as Traphik and Timothy DeLaGhetto, surprised his parents with a $210,000 check to pay off his parent's mortgage. He made a promise to his parents as a kid that he would earn enough someday to do this. He didn't want his father Kongkiat Chantarangsu and his mother Sukhon Chantarangsu, owners of a Thai restaurant in California to work so hard anymore.  Timothy was born in Billings, Montana and raised in Paramount, California by his parents who immigrated from Thailand.  He attended Cal State Long Beach, majoring in art and left to pursue his career as a rapper, comedian, and director. Click here to popular blog Angry Asian Man and here for Timothy's YouTube video. Timothy has...

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