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More than just a pretty cover China’s Black Friday was 11.11 Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct
 
More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Day writer and translator Jay Rubin walked into the office of Chin Music Press when it was establishing itself in

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

By Jingyu Zhang Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 11 (11.11) is notable because it is considered the “Singles’ Day Shopping Festival” in China. On Nov. 11, 2014,

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

By Elaine Kurtenbach AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported Monday that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September, in a second straight quarterly decline that returned the country to recession.

Commentary: A worry for the 21st century: the presence of racial bias within the jury room

Commentary: A worry for the 21st century: the presence of racial bias within the jury room

15 October 2009

In each of these circumstances, pivotal cases eventually changed the face of the legal system and helped to remedy injustice. This, however, was only the beginning of the fight against discrimination.

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Commentary: How I earned my Ph.D. running for office

Commentary: How I earned my Ph.D. running for office

15 October 2009

Even though two years have passed, I am still asked what it was like to run. I usually say, “It was a great experience. I may not have gotten the votes I needed, but I earned my Ph.D. trying!” A Ph.D. from the school of hard knocks, that is. Were it not for the lack of votes, I would have graduated magna cum laude.

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Blog: Behind the news: NWAW Publisher weighs in on the mayoral candidates forum

Blog: Behind the news: NWAW Publisher weighs in on the mayoral candidates forum

15 October 2009

Four candidates were debating simultaneously in Chinatown/International District on Oct 9.

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Sept. 23: FLOW members recognized as emerging leaders

Sept. 23: FLOW members recognized as emerging leaders

15 October 2009

Benes Aldana was awarded the Emerging Filipino Leaders (EFL) award in the law category by the Filipino Community of Seattle at its inaugural EFL Awards held at the Filipino Community Center. Aldana is a founding member of the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW).

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Sept. 12: Denise Louie jazz night a success

Sept. 12: Denise Louie jazz night a success

15 October 2009

The Denise Louie Education Center held its annual jazz night at the Showbox Sodo.

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Sept. 28: Tuan Nguyen selected for Census Bureau’s Asian Advisory Committee

Sept. 28: Tuan Nguyen selected for Census Bureau’s Asian Advisory Committee

15 October 2009

Tuan Nguyen, who is vice president for Media and Film Company, a Vietnamese-language entertainment production company, was selected by Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke to serve on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Advisory Committee on the Asian population.

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Oct. 2: Rep. Zack Hudgins to represent U.S. in India 

Oct. 2: Rep. Zack Hudgins to represent U.S. in India 

15 October 2009

State Rep. Zack Hudgins (D-Tukwila) and a select group of six young political and policy leaders from around the United States were chosen by the American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) to participate in a 10-day political exchange program beginning on Oct. 30.

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Two fashion shows, two approaches

Two fashion shows, two approaches

15 October 2009

Oct. 1: The Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) presented a fashion show, consisting of 27 models, as part of their annual fundraising dinner. The event was called “A World of Cultures” and was held at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel. The show raised $95,000. ♦

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Asian American Pioneers in Music

Asian American Pioneers in Music

08 October 2009

This year's gala takes place Oct. 16 and will honor musicians who have inspired their students and brought their craft to the masses. This special issue of Northwest Asian Weekly tells their stories, from their influences to how their talents developed to their greatest triumphs.

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A Class Act: Marcus Tsutakawa 

A Class Act: Marcus Tsutakawa 

08 October 2009

There is a certain kind of magic when conductor Marcus Tsutakawa lifts his baton to lead Garfield High School’s orchestras.

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A technological whiz: Sharad Gadre

A technological whiz: Sharad Gadre

08 October 2009

Sharad Gadre Sharad Gadre In 1200 AD, Indian classical music started to formalize into a school of culture. In the 21st century, Sharad Gadre has been taking it one step ahead: into the cyber world.

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A writer of love songs: Ngo Thuy Mien

A writer of love songs: Ngo Thuy Mien

08 October 2009

Music has always been a way for Ngo Thuy Mien to express himself and share his emotions with those he loves.

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An improviser:  Deems Tsutakawa

An improviser: Deems Tsutakawa

08 October 2009

As a jazz pianist for more than 40 years, Deems Tsutakawa has created an original, distinctive sound known by many jazz fans.

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The creator of a legacy: Angelo Pizarro

The creator of a legacy: Angelo Pizarro

08 October 2009

Angelo Pizarro (Photo by Kevin Fry) Angelo Pizarro (Photo by Kevin Fry) Whenever he strikes the first note or chord on the acoustic guitar, Angelo Pizarro hopes it creates a “nice tone” for his audiences to enjoy. And once he starts playing, his passion for what he calls “a mixture of what I like” — an improvisational blend of traditional Filipino–Spanish music with jazz and pop — is made very clear after he performs for several hours without taking any breaks.

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An operatic voice: Dieter Cui

An operatic voice: Dieter Cui

08 October 2009

Dieter Cui may reside in Seattle, but he is a world traveler when it comes to performing and teaching opera music. In addition to being a top performer in Chinese and Western opera, Cui — whose Chinese first name is Zong Shun — contributes to the community through his nonprofit organization, the Seattle PhiloVoce Association. Cui has also taught hundreds of students in Seattle.

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Ambassadors of Chinese music: Warren Chang and Buyun Zhao

Ambassadors of Chinese music: Warren Chang and Buyun Zhao

08 October 2009

Warren Chang and Buyun Zhao, a husband and wife duo, have introduced the Chinese genre of music to the Seattle community over the last two decades. They founded the first organization dedicated to Chinese music in Washington state.

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A pair of lifelong singers:  Young Hee Kim and Kyung-Ah Oh

A pair of lifelong singers: Young Hee Kim and Kyung-Ah Oh

08 October 2009

For 30 years, the Korean Music Association (KMA) — formerly the Korean American Musicians Association of Washington — has been offering free concerts in Seattle, attracting more than 1,000 audiences each year. Two of its founding members, sopranos Young Hee Kim and Kyung-Ah Oh, are still singing and taking part in community events.

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Pianist and tuner Yuri Melekh help  88 keys sound their best

Pianist and tuner Yuri Melekh help 88 keys sound their best

08 October 2009

While there are only 88 keys on a piano, its rich sounds can conjure up an infinite number of emotions within a listener. Although many Asian/Pacific Islander (API) parents dream that their child would become a classical prodigy, that notion seldom comes into fruition aside from a recital or three.

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A philanthropic future for the Massive Monkees?

A philanthropic future for the Massive Monkees?

08 October 2009

The Massive Monkees, a world-known break dancing crew, can be described in many ways. To one another — they are family. To their students — they are mentors, teachers, and role models. To their fans — they are world champions. After more than 10 years of dancing their way through break dancing competitions, they’ve won countless awards and titles, and they are recognized leaders in the community.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 28 No 42 | 10/10-10/166 Comments

Ban Ki-Moon to receive honorary degree from UW

Ban Ki-Moon to receive honorary degree from UW

08 October 2009

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Washington (UW) on Oct. 26 at a formal convocation. The ceremony will be presided over by UW President Mark Emmert and will take place in Meany Hall for the Performing Arts on the UW Seattle campus.

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