Archive | Vol 31 No 33 | 8/11-8/17

Seattle Chinese Chorus wins silver at World Choir Games

Seattle Chinese Chorus wins silver at World Choir Games

Known as the Olympics of choral music, the World Choir Games hosts participants from many countries who gather for the largest international choral competition in the world. The Seattle Chinese Chorus, a Bellevue-based choir with more than 50 members, was the only choir in the state of Washington to compete in the Games. The choir, […]

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Biking for Tohoku Relief cyclist arrives in Seattle

Biking for Tohoku Relief cyclist arrives in Seattle

On July 31, the Japanese Cultural and Community Center welcomed Tetsuo Matsushita to Seattle. Matsushita, a 21-year-old student from the International Christian University, made the journey from Los Angeles, Calif., to Seattle on a bicycle. Matsushita’s 24-day and 1,400-mile solo bike ride was a part of a charity to help raise funds towards Tohoku Relief, […]

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Wayne’s Worlds: Top 10 ways to get someone’s attention

Wayne’s Worlds: Top 10 ways to get someone’s attention

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly And there you have it, I’ve got your attention. It’s as simple as that. If you want attention, just jot down a top five or top 10 list and the world is yours. Of course, as with everything in life, there are rules. Don’t believe me? Here are three […]

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Noted musician and composer Eyvind Kang joins Cornish Music Department

Noted musician and composer Eyvind Kang joins Cornish Music Department

Musician and composer Eyvind Kang will join the Cornish College of the Arts’ music department as an adjunct professor. Kang, a Cornish alumnus, has released many albums of his compositions as a violinist and violist, including “Grass” and “The Narrow Garden.” Clarinetist Peggy Dees is also joining the faculty as an adjunct professor. Dees earned […]

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Seattle Japanese Garden Advisory Council hosts third annual garden party

Seattle Japanese Garden Advisory Council hosts third annual garden party

On July 20, Washington Park Arboretum’s Japanese Garden was converted to include a ramen cart, sushi bar, and dinner buffet for its third annual garden party, which raised about $45,000. The Japanese Garden Advisory Council, which organized the event, is a group of community members who meet once a month to support the success of […]

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NPR receives $1.5 million for race, ethnicity coverage

By Suzanne Gamboa The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — National Public Radio, criticized in recent years for their lack of diversity of its staff and coverage, is using a $1.5 million grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to put together a six-person team to report stories on race, ethnicity, and culture.

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Sikh temple shooter’s motives might never be known

Sikh temple shooter’s motives might never be known

By Todd Richmond and Dinesh Ramde The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — There’s no trial to prepare, no jury to persuade, no judge to hand down a sentence.

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Filipino Community Center hosts “An Evening with Arnaldo! and Friends”

Filipino Community Center hosts “An Evening with Arnaldo! and Friends”

The Filipino Community of Seattle presents a dinner and cabaret show featuring cabaret artist Arnaldo! on Sept. 7 titled, “An Evening with Arnaldo! and Friends.” Arnaldo! is based in the Seattle area and has won many awards, including the 2008 New York Bistro Award and top 10 cabarets selected by the San Francisco Bay Times’ […]

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Seattle Japanese Language School seeking photos of past events

Seattle Japanese Language School seeking photos of past events

In honor of the centennial anniversary of its inaugural 1909 class, the Seattle Japanese Language School (JLS) is requesting that JLS alumni

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A-pop! Controversy abound: plastic beauty queens and R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Pinkberry mogul

A-pop! Controversy abound: plastic beauty queens and R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Pinkberry mogul

All things Asian in popular culture! By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Do you hear that sizzle? No, it’s not the sound of an egg cooking on the sidewalk, as summer finally ramps up in Seattle — it’s the sound of scandal sizzling around the world for Asians and Asian Americans alike! July has been […]

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Sacred Buddhist relics makes Seattle stop during world tour

Sacred Buddhist relics makes Seattle stop during world tour

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly A collection of sacred relics which drew a crowd of 2,000 visitors in Tacoma made another stop in Seattle from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5 as part of its world tour.

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BLOG: UNITY struggled with disunity

BLOG: UNITY struggled with disunity

By Assunta Ng Every four years, the UNITY Convention, a national conference for journalists of color, is highlighted on my calendar. I don’t go there looking for jobs, for career networking, or even to find a date, as some of my other journalist colleagues do. I show up to be inspired by getting to know […]

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BLOG: Is the Obama no-show a slight?

By Assunta Ng Some journalists felt slighted that President Obama didn’t come to speak at UNITY. Rep. Luis Gutierrez came on behalf of Obama. Only 50 folks came to a hall of 500 seats. Gutierrez did a decent job.

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BLOG: What Unity is missing

By Assunta Ng The black convention had an attendance of 2,500 in its event, one of the highest of its attendance. One African American who worked for the ABC affiliate, told me that the black convention was well done and successful with many corporate sponsors.

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BLOG: The unconventional Asian American journalist

By Assunta Ng It’s unusual for Asian Americans to share a lot about themselves when meeting with strangers. We met a television journalist from San Francisco outside the elevator of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, where the convention was held.

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BLOG: Linsanity, is it still inspiring?

By Assunta Ng There were two workshops with Jeremy Lin’s name in it, “From Tiger Mom to Jeremy Lin” and “Lessons from Jeremy Lin.” The packed workshop room of “Lessons” was discussing the scope of our “Linsanity.”

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BLOG: Who filled in for the Black journalists?

By Assunta Ng The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association was recruited to join the Unity Convention after the National Association of Black Journalists left. The NLGJA should be invited to join regardless of UNITY’s turmoil. The timing seemed odd and the move seemed desperate. (end)

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COMMENTARY: Immigrants are the lifeblood of U.S. Startups

COMMENTARY: Immigrants are the lifeblood of U.S. Startups

By Yuri Vanetik For Northwest Asian Weekly In a rare moment of genuinely bipartisan lawmaking, President Barack Obama recently signed the JOBS Act into law. Short for “Jumpstart Our Business Startups,” JOBS will roll back some of the regulatory barriers that small and mid-sized entrepreneurial ventures face in their efforts to grow and go public.

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BLOG: What would you do if no one showed up?

By Assunta Ng What a pitiful sight when only five people sat in for a panel called “Inspiration by Innovation!” The place was set up for 200. Despite the lack of people, the three presenters gave one of the most enthusiastic and informative speeches and made the best out of a less than ideal situation. […]

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Seattle Opera marries artistic visions of East and West — Part 1 of a 2 part series: Behind the scenes of Turandot

Seattle Opera marries artistic visions of East and West — Part 1 of a 2 part series: Behind the scenes of Turandot

By Samantha Test Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s latest opera, “Turandot,” is a love story.

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