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George Takei’s musical ‘Allegiance’ finally gets to Broadway

George Takei’s musical ‘Allegiance’ finally gets to Broadway

By Mark Kennedy AP Drama Writer NEW YORK (AP) — George Takei is next boldly going somewhere special — to Broadway. The “Star Trek” star’s personal and heartfelt show about Japanese-Americans imprisoned during World War II has found a spot on the Great White Way this fall with him in a starring role. “It is […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, National News, Profiles, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly One of China’s finest orchestras, the Shenzhen Symphony, will perform a special Chinese New Year special in Seattle on Feb. 25.<!–more–> The 2015 Chinese New Year Concert, featuring China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Seattle Symphony and Stanford University, will be playing at Benaroya Hall to celebrate […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 08, Profiles, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Wednesday, Feb. 4, ABC aired two episodes of “Fresh Off the Boat,” a new family sitcom based on Taiwanese chef and food personality Eddie Huang’s autobiography of the same name. Set in Florida during the 90s, the show explores Huang’s childhood as his family navigates the cultural challenges […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 08, Profiles, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

Learning in new languages — Dengue Fever: From Cambodia to the Triple Door

Learning in new languages — Dengue Fever: From Cambodia to the Triple Door

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Dengue Fever, a band well known for combining Cambodian pop with Western-style pop and rock, will be performing at Seattle’s Triple Door on Tuesday, Feb. 10th, They will be touring to support their new album “The Deepest Lake.”  Singer Chhom Nimol took some questions over e-mail.<!–more–> NWAW:  Where in Cambodia […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

Making music through teaching and inspiration — Jared Cassedy wins Grammy for Music Educator of the Year

Making music through teaching and inspiration — Jared Cassedy wins Grammy for Music Educator of the Year

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly The Grammy Foundation has recognized Jared Cassedy for his contributions to<!–more–> music in the classroom. He is the music teacher of the year. There were over 7,000 submissions and more than 200 nominees. This is the second year that the award has been given. This year, New Hampshire’s Windham […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 07, Profiles, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

“Worst thing I ever heard in my life” — Adam Diegel: From bad auditions to a leading role in ‘Tosca’

“Worst thing I ever heard in my life” — Adam Diegel: From bad auditions to a leading role in ‘Tosca’

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Adam Diegel, star of “Tosca,” now playing at the Seattle Opera, was once told to change careers after a bad audition.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

Insatiable! — A festival of Asian American writing talent

Insatiable! — A festival of Asian American writing talent

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s Sister (SIS) Productions presents “Insatiable!” a festival of

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

Qing Dynasty Robes find new home at Wing Luke

Qing Dynasty Robes find new home at Wing Luke

By Irene Lu Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese Americans built railroads, they fought for civil rights, and they brought the Chinese heritage over the Pacific Ocean.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Not cute, but impressive — “Live on” exhibition at Seattle Asian Art Museum

Not cute, but impressive — “Live on” exhibition at Seattle Asian Art Museum

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Japanese artist known only as “Mr.” grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, absorbing the pop culture

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

Rising star on the flying trapeze: Jordan Tribble

Rising star on the flying trapeze: Jordan Tribble

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly “Fear is a big part of flying trapeze,” says Jordan Tribble. “To stand up on the platform, with no safety lines, and tell yourself to jump off. Just swinging on the bar is a big deal.” For all of his talk of fear, at age 21, Christopher Jordan Yasukuni […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

Cultural drama — Ultra Rich Asian Girls: Stereotype or commentary?

Cultural drama — Ultra Rich Asian Girls: Stereotype or commentary?

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly I am seldom interested in reality television, but there’s something intriguing about reality shows that feature all-Asian

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

Clinically funny — “Canasian” Ed Hill’s low anxiety helps with high-stress job

Clinically funny — “Canasian” Ed Hill’s low anxiety helps with high-stress job

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Ed Hill’s start in comedy was a prerequisite.  

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 50, Profiles, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/121 Comment

Japan actor Takakura, known for stoic heroes, dies

Japan actor Takakura, known for stoic heroes, dies

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Ken Takakura, a craggy-faced, quiet star known for playing outlaws and stoic heroes in scores of Japanese films, has died of lymphoma. He was 83. Perhaps best known abroad for his police inspector role in Ridley Scott’s “Black Rain” in 1989, Takakura died Nov. 10 at a […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

Respect!: Celebrating Seven Samurai’s 60th anniversary

Respect!: Celebrating Seven Samurai’s 60th anniversary

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly On December 4, Seattle will be hosting a film screening of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai for its 60th anniversary.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

Lang Lang flunked piano — …but recreates Mozart

Lang Lang flunked piano — …but recreates Mozart

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly As insane as it is to contemplate, Lang Lang flunked out of piano lessons at age 9.  That’s right. The piano teacher

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

“Two Indias Near and Far” — Documentary series follows immigration trends

“Two Indias Near and Far” — Documentary series follows immigration trends

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly “Two Indias: Near and Far,” follows Liz Jones, a Seattle reporter, who traveled to India last summer to record footage for stories that are airing now until November 25. It is sponsored by the Washington Center for the Book. The six-part radio series is produced by KUOW 94.4 Seattle […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

‘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 | 11/22-11/281 Comment

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

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