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‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Filipino American producer and director Marissa Aroy has a timely message.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

SSAFF 2014 awards announced — Sri Lankan filmmaker receives Tasveer Emerald Award

SSAFF 2014 awards announced — Sri Lankan filmmaker receives Tasveer Emerald Award

Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithana was awarded at the 9th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival Sunday evening with a screening of his film, “With You, Without You.”

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Words to the Blind — Japanese and English collaborate

Words to the Blind — Japanese and English collaborate

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Words to the Blind” begins with whispering.  Soft words, soft intonations, and then harder intonation, pungent, like clouds of cigar smoke.  Japanese words, and some French words. This is a collaboration—Bo Ningen is Japanese and the Savages are mostly English, with a French singer.  The wisps climb higher and […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Artist alley at Kinokuniya creates a new community

Artist alley at Kinokuniya creates a new community

By Izumi Hansen Northwest Asian Weekly Stationed between the aisles of ceramics and produce at Uwajimaya and the shelves of comic books

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

How Sweet It Is — Tangerine’s New Album ‘Behemoth!’

How Sweet It Is — Tangerine’s New Album ‘Behemoth!’

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly The only guarantee in life is that things change. Seattle’s up-and-coming band, Tangerine, released a

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

Molding a character in 18 minutes

Molding a character in 18 minutes

By Alice Day Northwest Asian Weekly The University of Washington senior’s most personal creation to date, Auteur, by Tong-Yup Han, is an 18-minute short film about a director’s “solipsistic, self-destructive spiral” into descent and self-loathing when he is overlooked for an award. The film opens with the main character, Philip, at a film festival giving […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Reviews, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

A film festival evolves from tragedy — Seattle South Asian Film Festival features a theme of “daring”

A film festival evolves from tragedy — Seattle South Asian Film Festival features a theme of “daring”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The new Seattle South Asian Film Festival, put on by the Tasveer organization, will be running from Oct. 31 to Nov. 9. Festival director Rita Meher took some questions over e-mail. NWAW:  Please describe your childhood adolescence in Odissa, India.  What were your favorite memories of growing up?  How […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Japanese, Italian, (and popular with Koreans!) — Rachael Yamagata visits Seattle and plans for 2015

Japanese, Italian, (and popular with Koreans!) — Rachael Yamagata visits Seattle and plans for 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Hailing originally from Arlington, Va., singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata started her professional

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

Japanese psychedelia visits Seattle

Japanese psychedelia visits Seattle

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Bo Ningen, a punky-psychedelic quartet of Japanese musicians based in London, England, brought their

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

It’s all about Bruce — Bruce Lee Day proclaimed as exhibit opens

It’s all about Bruce — Bruce Lee Day proclaimed as exhibit opens

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Martial artist, movie star, father, husband, cha-cha champion.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 42, Profiles, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

Adding music to silence — “Japanese Girls at the Harbor” gets a soundtrack

Adding music to silence — “Japanese Girls at the Harbor” gets a soundtrack

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s musical/performance art troupe Aono Jikken Ensemble brings its musical and performing expertise to

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

Still dancing — At 97, Gene Moy inspires

Still dancing — At 97, Gene Moy inspires

By Cari Murotani Northwest Asian Weekly The fact that women ask Gene Moy to dance is not surprising, considering he knows all the steps to the various ballroom styles and has good rhythm. Moy dances several times a week and drives to

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

A theatre pioneer…  — Kashiwagi, 91, continues to act, write, reflect

A theatre pioneer… — Kashiwagi, 91, continues to act, write, reflect

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Hiroshi Kashiwagi, 91, has been writing and performing since he was 15 years old. With 76 years of experience under his belt, he’s still going strong. Recently, Kashiwagi held a reading before the screening of “Infinity & Chashu Ramen,” a movie he stars in, at the Wing Luke Museum.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

Noh-inspired drama comes to Seattle

Noh-inspired drama comes to Seattle

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Local composer Garett Fisher’s new project is a collaboration with the Takeda Noh Troupe, led by famous Noh

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

A-pop! Choi dominates — Fukunaga wins an Emmy; K-pop tragedy

A-pop! Choi dominates — Fukunaga wins an Emmy; K-pop tragedy

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Nobody wants to admit it, but summer is over. With the yellow school buses rolling in, it’s a sure sign that fall is right around the corner. But who said you still can’t savor the remnants of August? Let’s take a second to remember end-of-summer highlights with some of […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Mike Chinoy’s documentary reviews Chinese history

Mike Chinoy’s documentary reviews Chinese history

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Mike Chinoy is a Senior Fellow at the University of Southern California (USC)’s U.S.-China Institute. He served as a foreign

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Bruce Lee and his Seattle roots — A retrospective comes to the Wing

Bruce Lee and his Seattle roots — A retrospective comes to the Wing

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A recent launch of a video game featuring mixed martial arts fighters entitled “EA Sports:

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/153 Comments

Poet experiments with tradition

Poet experiments with tradition

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Shin Yu Pai, author of eight poetry books, has been nominated for The Stranger’s

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

Awesome Asian Bad Guys!

Awesome Asian Bad Guys!

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The new action film “Awesome Asian Bad Guys” has its Seattle premiere at a free screening on Sunday, August 24th, at 1212 King Street in Seattle, starting at 7 pm.  The film, centered around a group of colorful Asian villains, was co-directed by Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino, and […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

Lakewood Asian Film Festival aims to entertain, educate, and engage — An interview with festival organizer Phil Raschke

Lakewood Asian Film Festival aims to entertain, educate, and engage — An interview with festival organizer Phil Raschke

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The second annual Lakewood Asian Film Festival, free to all, takes place August 1st through August 3rd at the Lakewood Playhouse, located at 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. in Lakewood. Festival organizer Phil Raschke answered some questions over e-mail.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

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