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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

Guzheng in Seattle: A Chinese Harp Cures Homesickness

Guzheng in Seattle: A Chinese Harp Cures Homesickness

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly YanFen Wang just moved from Shanghai, where she studied a Chinese classical harp called the guzheng. She says, “Sometimes, when the room is silent, and all you hear is the guzheng, your heart will fill with joy, but other times your heart will be broken. The music is really […]

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

Deco-dense

Deco-dense

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Xiaojin Wu, curator at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, shows me a Japanese piece that’s been first lacquered, then carved. The artist, she explains, put several layers of lacquer on first, then slowly, steadily, and taking great care for symmetry, carved the Art Deco designs into the lacquer. Many […]

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

Portraying a pivotal historical period: Jennifer Chow discusses her novel “The 228 Legacy”

Portraying a pivotal historical period: Jennifer Chow discusses her novel “The 228 Legacy”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Jennifer J. Chow, author of the novel “The 228 Legacy,” appears in Seattle on August 1st at the Miller Community Center, sponsored by the Seattle Taiwan American Professionals.  She’ll speak on “Stories & Culture: Literature Affects How We and Others Think About Us.”  She 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

Fallen City: Zhao Qi discusses his documentary on the Sichuan earthquake

Fallen City: Zhao Qi discusses his documentary on the Sichuan earthquake

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest American Weekly Chinese director and producer Zhao Qi spent several years making “Fallen City,” a documentary about the devastating

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

Romson Bustillo / BIMA / “Dugay na” exhibition

Romson Bustillo / BIMA / “Dugay na” exhibition

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “I always knew.”

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Sakata’s play about Gordon Hirabayashi, ‘Hold These Truths’

Sakata’s play about Gordon Hirabayashi, ‘Hold These Truths’

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Homecoming for a Civil Rights icon Gordon Hirabayashi Imagine that it is April in 1942, and the Japanese military attacked Pearl Harbor only four months ago. You

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Bodies in motion: Marie Chong brings summer dance to Seattle

Bodies in motion: Marie Chong brings summer dance to Seattle

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Some people find it difficult to balance their work and personal life. It requires a certain level of dexterity to maintain balance. For artistic director and former professional dancer Marie Chong, it’s a way of life in her work — literally.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/181 Comment

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