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Kelly Marie Tran is Rose, the first major Star Wars character played by an Asian American female

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Kelly Marie Tran is Rose, the first major Star Wars character played by an Asian American female
November 14, 2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi has a new character named Rose Tico that fans are buzzing about. The character is the first major Star Wars role played by an Asian American woman. That woman is 29 year old Kelly Marie Tran, an actress of Vietnamese American descent from San Diego. After filming wrapped Tran took time off to travel to South Africa where she worked in an endangered wildlife reserve without electricity, internet or running water. Then she...

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NBA Houston Rockets Guard Jeremy Lin makes appearance and Q&A after the Rockets vs Warriors Game

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Friday, 08 February 2013

Houston Rockets Guard Jeremy Lin  Photo courtesy GQ Magazine

Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin made an appearance and talked with fans at Golden State Warriors Asian Heritage Night.

We will be posting images and more. Stay tuned!

 Lin's appearance at Asian Heritage Night event is hosted by the Golden State Warriors and Cache Creek Casino Resort, February 12 when the Warriors play against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California (7:30 p.m. PST). The event will also be aired live to China on CCTV.

NBA Entertainment will produce a live feed capturing the February 12 in-arena celebrations, events and activities to air live in China on CCTV.

A portion of the event night ticket sales benefit the AsianWeek Foundation to increase awareness for Hepatitis B, one of the most common untreated diseases in the world that currently affects 1 in 10 members of the Asian/Pacific Islander community

The Warriors Asian Heritage Night is part of the NBA Chinese New Year Celebration 2013, its largest international tribute ever from February 7-14.

Warriors players will wear specially designed Adidas shooting shirts on Friday, February 8 against the Memphis Grizzlies and Tuesday, February 12 against the Houston Rockets. Designed and developed by Adidas, the shooting shirt features “Year of the Snake” graphics that integrate the NBA logo, Chinese characters and basketball elements.

Fans purchasing Asian Heritage Night tickets for the February 12th game will receive a commemorative Heritage t-shirt and be treated to a postgame Q&A...

Kevin Tsujihara named Warner Bros Studios CEO

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. CEO Photo: WB

January 29, 2013

Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. CEO Congratulations!

Tsujihara, 48, the twenty year Warner Bros veteran was named CEO on Monday and is expected to take over the post March 1. 

He has been president of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment since its founding October, 2005. He has managed the studio's DVD business, as well as a range of responsibilities outside of the television and movie business helmed by other divisions, from games acquisitions and content distribution via VOD and other digital platforms.  

Tsujihara received his BA in business administration from Universiaty of Southern California, and an MBA from Stanford University.

Its been reported in the news media that Tsujihara has a humble and low-key management style, and was considered a "Black Sheep" of the list of likely candidates for the CEO post. Current chairman Barry Meyer, told LATimes.com "Everyone needs a leader, and Kevin was the best equipped to unify the company at this time." We just thought he was the best for the whole company."

He is the son of chicken farmers in Petaluma, California, and grandson of Japanese immigrants. When he becomes CEO on March 1, he will be the fifth CEO in Warner Bros. 90 year history, and the first Asian American to run a major Hollywood studio.

Jeremy Lin to attend "Linsanity" documentary at Sundance

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Friday, 25 January 2013

Jeremy Lin to attend


Photo: Jeremy Lin shown here in early 2012 with the Knicks, plans to attend the closing night at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Photo by Suzanne Joe Kai

Sundance Film Festival

With a life story better than anything Hollywood could dream up, "Linsanity" the documentary by Evan Leong has been receiving raves and applause by attendees at the Sundance Film Festival.

Jeremy Lin, along with some of his teammates from the Houston Rockets plan to attend a screening of "Linsanity" on the closing day of the festival January 27. 

Click here for the full story. Wish we could be there to cheer "Linsanity" the documentary, and Jeremy on!

 

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Linsanity - Confirming Stereotypes? (5 of a 5 part series) by Author, journalist and former reporter with the Wall Street Journal William Wong

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SF Jan 27, 2013 - Fred Korematsu Day "Heroes" Celebration

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Friday, 25 January 2013

SF Jan 27, 2013 - Fred Korematsu Day
FRED KOREMATSU DAY "HEROES" CELEBRATION

 

WHEN: Sunday, January 27, 2013. 1:00pm VIP reception with honorees, 2:30-4:30pm program

WHERE: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

WHAT: The Korematsu Institute celebrates Fred Korematsu Day 2013 by honoring 16 American civil rights heroes who’ve been long overlooked (see list below). This will be a historic gathering of civil rights heroes and the descendants of heroes who have passed on. The event also features celebrity emcee DANNY GLOVER, as well as a special performance by American Idol star JASMINE TRIAS.

TICKETS: Available for purchase here

$100 VIP reception with honorees + program admission

$25 program general admission

$10 senior (65+) / student / youth (under 18) admission

If you are a Filipino WWII veteran, Japanese American WWII veteran, Internment Dissenter (No-No, Draft Resister or Renunciant), or Dollar Store Striker wishing to attend, please call us to request complimentary tickets.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGEhttp://bit.ly/kdayheroesfb

MORE INFO: Call 415-848-7737

FLYER: Download the flyer here


MEDIA CO-SPONSORS: see below

COMMUNITY CO-SPONSORS: see below

ABOUT FRED KOREMATSU DAY: Learn more about Fred Korematsu Day (actually on January 30th, Fred Korematsu’s birthday).

FEATURING:

Program emcee, DANNY GLOVER: actor, community activist, humanitarian Special performance by JASMINE TRIAS: American Idol star, international recording artist

 

HONOREES:

First Lady Michelle Obama wears Jason Wu's gown to the Ball

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 22 January 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama wears Jason Wu's gown to the Ball

January 22, 2013

Washington D.C.

by AC Team staff

If you are as talented as designer Jason Wu, lightning can indeed strike twice to your career. First Lady Michelle Obama arrived to the Commander-in-Chief inaugural ball last night wearing his stunning ruby red gown, marking the second inaugural she chose to wear one of his creations. From the homepage click here to view Jason Wu's full length inaugural gown.

In 2009, at the first inaugural she surprised fashinistas by wearing a gown he designed, a flowing cream-colored shoulder-baring confection. Jason, then a 26 year old rising-star designer had submitted his dress he had created for her consideration, just as other designers have customarily done. In 2009, the moment First Lady Michelle Obama appeared in Wu's ball gown, was the moment his already fast-rising career launched into hyperspace.

Designers were glued to the television watching the inaugural events to see what Mrs. Obama was wearing hoping it would be from their designs. Wu, 30, was watching the inaugural events on television with his staff in New York City. 

Mrs. Obama appeared in Wu's flowing, belted chiffon and velvet red gown as she joined her husband onstage for their first inauguration dance at the Commander-in-Chief Ball. Wu told the New York Times, "I'm still floating." "It is a big surprise. The White House kept us pretty clueless until five minutes ago."

Wu was born in Taiwan, moved to Canada when he was 9 years old, and graduated from...

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