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America’s Only Thai Town Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Celebrating 15th anniv of LA City designation of Thai Town. TT has served as Thai immigrant entry point since 1965. pic.twitter.com/yjj9XYi0qs — APISmallBizProgram (@APISBP) October 28, 2014 America’s only officially recognized Thai town in Los Angeles celebrates its 15th Anniversary … Continue reading

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George Tetsuo Aratani, Nisei Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Passes Away at Age 95

George Aratani, a survivor of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and later successful businessman and philanthropist who founded Mikasa and Kenwood, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the age of 95. His legacy in philanthropy … Continue reading

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L.A. Koreatown Faces New Resdistricting Maps

On March 8th, residents of L.A.’s Koreatown community showed up in droves to see through that their voice would become part of Council District 13 for increased self-determination and representation in city government. About 200 Korean Americans wore yellow t-shirts … Continue reading

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The Working APA Actor: Jennifer Jajeh

The Working APA Actor is a bi-monthly interview of Asian Pacific Islander American actors in the entertainment world, whether it be theater, film, television, or commercials. It is an inside look at these actors exploring their passion in their craft … Continue reading

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L.A. Ticket Giveaway: Comedy Zen, Jokes of Fury (Friday, December 3)

UPDATE: Congrats to mwei for winning the giveaway! If you’re in Los Angeles, check out Comedy Zen, a showcase of the funniest and finest multicultural comedians working today! We’ve blogged about a lot of these guys before, so if you … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Artist Mondega is For The People

While I classify myself as a lover of all things techno and classic rock, I’m a huge fan of hip hop but only when it comes to the artists who treat their work seriously. In the realm of Asian American … Continue reading

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Dawen Wins Kollaboration Acoustic 4

If I hadn’t been hosting the Q&A for the L.A. theatrical opening of The People I’ve Slept With on Friday night, then I definitely would have been at Kollaboration Acoustic 4. Luckily, there’s YouTube and fan-uploaded videos of the show, … Continue reading

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L.A. Giveaway: Kollaboration Acoustic 4 Tickets this Friday Night

UPDATE: The winner is Ally! There is no shortage of things to do in L.A. this Friday night: Kollaboration is the largest Asian Pacific American (APA) talent showcase in North America that has been active for 11 years and has … Continue reading

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‘The People I’ve Slept With’ Opens in L.A. this Friday Night; Q&A with Filmmakers & Cast Hosted by jozjozjoz & 8Asians

We’ve been unabashed fans of the sex-comedy The People I’ve Slept With even before Koji joined our ranks, so it’s with great pleasure that we share the news that the film will be opening in Los Angeles this weekend (starting … Continue reading

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L.A. Giveaway: Tickets for this Saturday’s TN Party

UPDATE: Winner is the first entrant, Emily Wu! We’ve been giving a ton of love to Tuesday Night Cafe recently for good reason– it’s awesome! TN Project is so awesome that they’re giving some lucky 8Asians reader a free pair … Continue reading

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L.A. Giveaway: See ‘Fabric,’ a Story of Human Trafficking and Slavery

Fifteen years ago in El Monte, California, law enforcement officials discovered 72 Thai nationals confined in an apartment complex ringed with barbed wire, lured to this country with promises of achieving the American dream. Under conditions of forced labor and … Continue reading

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L.A. Giveaway: See ‘Inception’ Before Everyone Else Can

Inception is one of the most highly anticipated films of the summer, opening Friday, July 16, but 10 lucky 8Asians readers in the Los Angeles area will win a pair of tickets to see the film on Wednesday, July 14. … Continue reading

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