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In Memoriam: Roger Ebert 1942-2013 American journalist, Film critic and Asian American Cinema Champion

Posted by AC Team - on Thursday, 04 April 2013

1942-2013 Roger Ebert Champion of Asian American Film Photo: RogerEbert.com
Roger Ebert 1942-2013 Photo: RogerEbert.comRoger Ebert lost his battle with cancer today. He will be greatly missed. Most famous for his film criticism, he was the first movie critic to win a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Since 1967, and up to just two days ago he wrote a column for the Chicago Sun-Times. He authored twenty books, and co-hosted several long-running syndicated television shows including Siskel and Ebert at the Movies.  I will remember Roger Ebert not only for his...

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Cindy Cheung Debuts Solo Show SPEAK UP CONNIE, directed by BD Wong at Stage Left Studio, 1/17-25/12

Posted by Lia Chang on Thursday, 05 January 2012

Cindy Cheung Debuts Solo Show SPEAK UP CONNIE, directed by BD Wong at Stage Left Studio, 1/17-25/12


Cindy Cheung in SPEAK UP CONNIE. Photo by Lia Chang


Cindy Cheung debuts her solo show SPEAK UP CONNIE, at Stage Left Studio, 214 W. 30th St., 6th Fl. in New York from January 17 – 25, 2012.

In SPEAK UP CONNIE, the versatile Cheung writes, performs, and provides original music and lyrics in a comedy about getting a word in edgewise, under the direction of BD Wong. Performances are Tuesday, January 17th, Wednesday, January 18th, Sunday, January 22, Tuesday, January 24, and Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20. ($2 ticketing surcharge will be added). Click here for tickets.
* limited number of $9 tickets available through TDF

Cindy Cheung Photo by Lia Chang


Cindy Cheung’s theater credits include Middletown (The Vineyard),The Seagull, (NAATCO), Goodbye Cruel World (Roundtable), Sides: The Fear Is Real… (Ma-Yi/Miyagi),Antigone(NAATCO), Masha No Home (E.S.T.),W;t (Florida Studio Theater), The First Picture Show (A.C.T.), A Christmas Carol (South Coast Rep),Sweeney Todd and Into The Woods (East West Players). Film and TV credits include: Children of Invention(Sundance 2009), Lady In The WaterRobot Stories, “Bored To Death,” “White Collar,” “Fringe,” “Law and Order,” “L&O:SVU,” “L&O: Criminal Intent,” “One Life To Live” and “Sex and the City”. She holds an MFA from A.C.T.

Actor BD Wong at the 32nd...

Now through December 31, 2012: Annie Leibovitz

Posted by AC Team on Saturday, 01 December 2012

Columbus, Ohio

Don't miss this! I flew to Columbus, Ohio from California to view renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz's complete "Master Set" and other photographs from her diverse and broad range of work and I am glad I did. 

More than 200 of her photographs are on view now through December 30, 2012 at the Wexner Center for the Arts on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio. 

Annie Leibovitz is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Wexner Prize which recognizes an artist whose work reflects exceptional innovation and the highest standards of artistic quality and integrity.  

I've visited exhibitions at many of the greatest museums in Europe, Asia and in the U.S., and the Annie Leibovitz exhibition ranks right up there with the best. The Wexner Center for the Arts is the first institution to be able to exhibit the complete "Master Set" which is a collection of 156 photographs personally selected by Annie Leibovitz.

The exhibition shows photographs spanning 40 years of Ms. Leibovitz' extraordinary career. The from early years as the Chief Photographer of Rolling Stone, to portraits of celebrities and notable people of the past spanning 40 years from Muhammad Ali, to President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth.

includes photographs from her recent book "Pilgrimage," a project featuring interiors, landscapes and talismanic objects attached to historical figures including Abraham Lincoln, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elvis Presley, Georgia O'Keefe, and...

Dec 5 Ben Fong-Torres hosts a Q&A with The Doors Ray Manzarek LIVE on FACEBOOK to Premiere LIVE AT THE BOWL '68 Concert Film

Posted by AC Team on Saturday, 01 December 2012

Dec 5 Ben Fong-Torres hosts a Q&A with The Doors Ray Manzarek LIVE on FACEBOOK to Premiere LIVE AT THE BOWL '68 Concert Film

The Doors Perform Live on Facebook

 December 5th   8:30pm EST - 5:30pm PST

Ben Fong-Torres hosts a LIVE Q&A with
The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek

Qello and Eagle Rock Entertainment Host a Facebook Digital Premiere of the Restored LIVE AT THE BOWL ’68 Concert Film.

10PM EST – 7PM PST

New York, NY – On December 5th, fans of The Doors will have the opportunity to watch Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, & John Densmore like never-seen-before live in concert on Facebook. Qello, the music entertainment digital streaming service, along with Eagle Rock Entertainment are hosting a Facebook Digital Premiere of The Doors 1968 live concert at the Hollywood Bowl, which is considered to be the band’s finest concert on film.

The film of this historic concert has been meticulously restored using the original camera negatives; the audio has been remixed and mastered and three unreleased tracks have been resurrected, marking the first time the concert can be seen in its entirety. 

The Doors keyboardist, Ray Manzarek says, “the quality is stunning, mind-blowing; it’s like being there right on that Hollywood Bowl stage with me, Jim, John, and Robby.”

A ticket to the Facebook Digital Premiere comes with a trove of treats for music fans; for $4.99 ticket holders get:

oAccess to watch LIVE AT THE BOWL ‘68 for 30-days. oAccess to participate in the *LIVE Q&A with Ray Manzarek on Dec.5th (immediately...

Screen Actors Guild issues statement supporting Huang "Junie" Hoang's lawsuit challenging IMDB's unauthorized publication of her age.

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Screen Actors Guild issues statement supporting Huang
SAG SUPPORTS HUANG HOANG'S LAWSUIT CHALLENGING IMDB'S UNAUTHORIZED PUBLICATION

Los Angeles (January 6, 2012) -- Screen Actors Guild today released the following statement:

Earlier today the lawsuit against IMDb.com and its parent company was amended to identify the plaintiff by her name, Huang Hoang. Screen Actors Guild applauds the determination and courage of the plaintiff in standing up to fight the unfair and abusive practice of publishing actors’ private information online without their consent.

 “Ms. Hoang has shown great courage in stepping forward and pursuing her claims despite efforts to deter her by demanding she be publicly identified. Thousands of actors have had their careers harmed by the unauthorized publication of their birthdates by IMDb against their wishes. Screen Actors Guild and its members stand in support of efforts to curtail this invasion of privacy done to enhance a corporate balance sheet.

The full news release from SAG.

New York Lunar New Year Flower Market

Posted by Lia Chang on Monday, 16 January 2006

The New York Chinatown Lunar New Year Flower Market Kicks Off Celebrations with Arts and Performances

Jan. 29, 2006 is the first day of the Lunar New Year for 4704 - the Year of the Dog. Dogs are attributed as being loyal, honest and humorous people. Those born in the years 1958, 1970, 1982, and 1994 fall under the sign. From Jan. 27th-28th, check out New York Chinatown's third annual, tri-state Lunar New Year Flower Market presented by the Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA), United East Athletics Association (UEAA), in collaboration with Asian American Arts Alliance.

New Year celebrations last for fifteen days afterwards, but preparations including cleaning and decorating the home begin as early as two weeks prior. The market is a significant kick-off event in many Asian countries. The flower is one of the most important and symbolic decorations: "fa" in Cantonese shares homonymic qualities to the word for fortune, "fat." Therefore, to have flowers blooming in one's home during the New Year is a prosperous and fortuitous sign. Among the propitious plants and flowers are azaleas, dahlias, chrysanthemums, peach and plum blossoms, peonies, narcissi and small orange trees.

The Flower Market adds a creative twist to an old tradition this year by including artists and performers to engage and entertain visitors throughout the two day event. A welcoming ceremony with a lion dance performance by the UEAA lion dance troupe will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28th at 12 pm....