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Seattle honors victims — Protestors in Chinatown: “Black lives matter”

Seattle honors victims — Protestors in Chinatown: “Black lives matter”

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Approximately 1000 people gathered in Chinatown Saturday afternoon to honor the lives of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The crowd met at Garfield High School in the Central District and then proceeded to the International District. The protestors  chanted and carried signs that read “I can’t breathe” in memory of […]

Slam dunk! — Chinese Aussie Basketball team plays exhibition against locals

Slam dunk! — Chinese Aussie Basketball team plays exhibition against locals

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It is approximately 7,738 miles between Sydney, Australia and Seattle – a long way for a basketball game.

Reunited — A love story of two twins separated at birth

Reunited — A love story of two twins separated at birth

By Julie Ha KoreAM Painting each other’s nails, sleeping in the same bed, sometimes trying deliberately to annoy each other

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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China National Acrobatic Troupe’s North America show set to dazzle

China National Acrobatic Troupe’s North America show set to dazzle

08 October 2009

DARE, an acrobatic show featuring 38 award-winning performers from China, debuts this month at Meany Hall on the UW campus.

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No happy ending in Sex in Seattle’s latest episode

No happy ending in Sex in Seattle’s latest episode

08 October 2009

“Sex in Seattle 17: Coming Clean” is this year’s installment of the lives of Jenna, Elizabeth, and Tess — three single Asian American friends coping with their complicated love lives. The play is currently showing at the Richard Hugo House on Capitol Hill through Oct. 17. Its subtitle, “Coming Clean,” refers to the romantic decisions that each woman must make so that she can be truly happy.

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 28 No 42 | 10/10-10/160 Comments

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