LA Area Giveaway: Tickets to East West Players’ 46th Anniversary Visionary Awards Dinner

UPDATE 4/27/2012: Congrats to the winner, Eymard Meneses Cabling who said, “…I would love to attend the Gala to show my support, learn more about the involvement of Asians in the entertainment industry, and to be humbled in the presence of those who have already and continue to make a difference.”

So here’s the deal. I’m on the Board of East West Players (EWP), the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest running professional theater of color in the country. Since I’ve been on the Board, I’ve hosted a table or two of VIPs at EWP’s biggest night of the year: the annual Anniversary Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction. And this year, I’ve saved a pair of tickets for a lucky 8Asians reader who will be my personal guest at this year’s Gala! (Last year two of my guests were Moye and Ernie!)

About the event:

Kimora Lee Simmons will be honored by East West Players on April 30th, 2012 at the Universal Hilton. As a fashion and entertainment leader of Korean, Japanese and African American ancestry, she has raised the visibility of Asian Pacific Americans as trendsetters on a global scale.

“We are excited to celebrate Kimora Lee Simmons and her impact on American culture,” says Tim Dang, EWP’s Producing Artistic Director. “While her brand is larger-than-life, it is a relatively little-known fact that she is also a Tony Award-winning theatrical producer, and I believe may be the only Asian Pacific American with this accolade to date. Celebrating Ms. Simmons is really poignant right now, as producers can make a critical impact and it can go unnoticed. We want to acknowledge this along with all of her amazing accomplishments.”

Honorees also include groundbreaking jazz ensemble Hiroshima and the internationally-recognized Japanese drum group TAIKOPROJECT.

Tamlyn Tomita (Karate Kid Part II, Joy Luck Club) and Parvesh Cheena (Outsourced, Barbershop 1 & 2) will serve as emcees of the event. The evening’s performers include MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew Season 5 champions Poreotics, silk aerialist Sarah M. Moser, 14-year old musician/songwriter Russell Dimaano. Award-winning composer Nathan Wang (Beijing Olympics/Shaolin Monks, Steven Spielberg’s Oscar Award-winning film The Last Days) will serve as the evening’s Musical Director.

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Joz is giving one lucky 8Asians reader a chance to win a pair of tickets to the East West Players Gala!

Ok, ok, so you think you’re ready to enter? Read on!

What could you win from 8Asians, East West Players and Joz?
One (1) winner will be selected by Joz to win a pair of tickets to the East West Players’ 46th Anniversary Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction on Monday, April 30, 2012. (Value $350)

Hurry, this contest closes soon!
One entry per person, please.

How do you enter?
1) Follow 8Asians on Twitter!

2) Follow East West Players and jozjozjoz on Twitter!

3) Fill out the form below:
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Why do I have to fill out this form? We’re just trying to capture all the info needed to fulfill the prizes faster.

Can I enter more than once? No! Why you being so greedy?!

Prizes courtesy of:, East West Players and Jocelyn “Joz” Wang

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