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Company to Keep: Racist Casting in Hollywood Theater?

By Ken “You’re only as good as your last film.” That’s an accepted dictum in the entertainment industry. Does that apply to being “diverse,” “non-traditional,” or “un-racist”? Color-blind casting has long-been an attribute of The Blank Theater Company, with its … Continue reading

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Star in an Asian American Jersey Shore

I am one of the millions of Americans who has seen each and every sorry episode of Jersey Shore. I was horrified at some of the antics of Snooki, The Situation and friends, yet I couldn’t tear my eyeballs away. … Continue reading

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LA Art & Music Show for Urban Clothing Company “Teruo Artistry”

There’s a ton of stuff going on in L.A. all the time, but if you love music & art, check out this awesome event “BY ANY DREAMS NECESSARY” featuring work by artist and designer Timothy Teruo Watters, a hapa, who … Continue reading

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Lodestone Theatre Ensemble’s Final Production: “Grace Kim & the Spiders from Mars”

Lodestone Theatre Ensemble will be putting on their farewell production with Grace Kim & the Spiders from Mars. Written by Philip W. Chung and directed by Jeff Liu, this show was specifically written to be the last show for Lodestone’s … Continue reading

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Kogi Truck’s Roy Choi Listed in CHOW 13

Kogi BBQ Truck chef Roy Choi was featured this week in the new annual CHOW 13 list of foodie innovators, entrepreneurs and trendsetters. The chef did more than just steamroll Los Angeles’ use of food trucks; he and his team … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Autographed Copy of Mike Shinoda’s Glorious Excess Art Book; final weekend of JANM exhibition in L.A.

UPDATE: Early bird gets the worm autographed Mike Shinoda “Glorious Excess” art book! The first commenter is the winner! Congratulations to itzk2di2dm (Kimle)! Thanks to everyone who entered, and also to all the 8Asians contributors for not quitting because of … Continue reading

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Definitive New 35mm Restoration of RASHOMON at LA’s Nuart

I try not to take for granted the vast number of cool events that happen in Los Angeles. I know that a screening of an almost 60 year-old Japanese movie doesn’t sound like the sort of thing that you can … Continue reading

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LA’s Koreatown: When Change is Not the Best

When I was a high schooler, asking me to go to Koreatown in LA was like asking me to sit through a root canal without anesthesia. I didn’t like going because it was rustic, too “Korean”, not modern etc, etc. … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Giveaway: Asian American Arts Stimulus Package 2!

UPDATE: We have a winner! Back in May, during Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month, 8Asians partnered with 3 awesome L.A. arts organizations to bring you the incredibly popular first Asian American Arts Stimulus Package. Since so many folks were … Continue reading

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LA Event: Karaoke Idol for Lodestone Theatre Ensemble

What the heck is “Karaoke Idol?” Well, aside from being a fundraiser to support Lodestone’s 10th (and final!) season and the production of “Closer Than Ever,” it’s a chance to sing and compete for cool prizes. (Of course, there are … Continue reading

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L.A. ticket giveaway: Concert of Korean pop performers Shin Hae Chul and N.EX.T. on July 4

My 4th of July* is usually associated with fireworks, barbecues, carnivals, picnics, concerts, baseball games, and various other events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the good ol’ US of A. If I hadn’t already made plans to be … Continue reading

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One Show Only! Catch 18MMW and OPM Comedy together at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival

I know it’s Mother’s Day, but if you’re in L.A. and find yourself wanting to have a few laughs this evening, you’ll get two awesome Asian American comedy groups in one at the L.A. Comedy Festival tonight — OPM Comedy … Continue reading

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