Monthly Archives: February 2010

Jane Lui Looking for Donors for her Third Album

I’m a big fan of Jane Lui, from her silky smooth voice to her magical cover of Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone” to the fact that she’s just so damn nice when you meet her in person. Now she’s … Continue reading

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Daily Candy DC Mixes Up Chinese & Japanese: Makes No “Sensei”

If you live in a big city, you may have subscribed to Daily Candy for their dispatches regarding things to do, places to shop, and where to eat. In the latest “Weekend Guide” from Washington, D.C., Daily Candy recommends the … Continue reading

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[Feb 20] NEW YORK: AsianinNY.com Presents A Celebration of Lunar New Year

AsianinNY.com is proud to host a festive celebration of the Lunar New Year on Feb 20th with a night full of great performances, good music, and amazing food and drinks! We are also pleased to have one of the best comedians in New York City, Esther Ku, as our MC for the night! Also, there will be a runway fashion show presented by a high-end designer brand, Lucullen. In addition, we will have Manhattan Monologue Slam introduce their one-of-a-kind skit. To carry the spirit of the New Year celebrat… Continue reading

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[Feb 20] NORTHERN CA: A Visual Art Workshop with Truong Tran

A Visual Art Workshop with Truong Tran

Sat Feb 20, 10am-2pm

Mina Dresden Gallery
312 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Spend a Saturday learning how to reuse, reimagine and repurpose found objects with artist Truong Tran. The workshop will start at Mina Dresden Gallery, where students will see Truong’s work and he will describe his artistic process. After inspiring myriad of creative ideas, he will lead students on a treasure hunt through the streets and thrift stores of the Mission.

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Poreotix (aka Poreotics) on America’s Best Dance Crew

America’s Best Dance Crew is back and this season — just like every other season — practically every crew has an Asian member and the all-Asian crew. The all-Asian crew this season is Poreotix (aka Poreotics); these guys got the … Continue reading

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Searching for Asian-American Actors On TV

It’s TV pilot season, which means the networks are loading up on new projects they’d like to pursue in hopes of finding the next hit series. Since I work in TV research, I hear pilot news on a regular basis. … Continue reading

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[Feb 19] SOUTHERN CA: Aaron & Jane

If you like good music, check out guitar & cello duo, Aaron & Jane. Come check out self-taught guitar man Aaron and classically trained cellist Jane as they blend their voices and instruments.

February 20, 8pm at House of Blues Sunset Strip in the VooDoo Lounge.

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Preorder Stairwells with Kina Grannis

It’s been while since my interview with Kina Grannis, about three years now me thinks, and it’s been a long ride. But the wait is finally over with a fabulous album coming out called “Stairwells” after winning the Interscope contract … Continue reading

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[Feb 18] NORTHERN CA: Troung Tran in conversation with Kevin B. Chen

February 18, 7-9pm

312 Valencia St., SF

Join KSW and Mina Dresden Gallery for a lively conversation between featured artist Truong Tran and Kevin B. Chen, an artist, curator and program director at Intersection for the Arts. Touching on topics including the creative reuse of materials in the art-making process and Truong’s transition from poet to visual artist, this program is sure to be engaging and informative.

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Comedian Joe Wong’s Second Appearance on Letterman

Biochemist by day and comedian by night, Boston-based Joe Wong made his second appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman the other night, and to no surprise, was not as nervous as the first time around. Joe had a … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Metro PCS

I don’t know about you, but I find this Metro PCS television commercial pretty offensive. The ad — which debuted sometime around the Superbowl — plays to the stereotypes of Indians being techno-geeks in a mocking manner. I was almost … Continue reading

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[Feb 18] NORTHERN CA: [email protected]’s Do It Yourself Music Video Contest

[email protected]’s Do It Yourself Music Video Contest
Feb 18 – Mar 4, 2010

WATCH AND VOTE NOW!
http://asianamericanmedia.org/videos

[email protected] teamed up Asian American filmmakers and musicians, challenging them to make a music video in a matter of two months with little to no budget. The DIY Music Video teams are competing for a spot in the 28th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and an exciting prize provided by Toyota. Your vot… Continue reading

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