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“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert Chen trial set for August 11th PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors
 
“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly On Sunday, July 20, while standing outside the Seattle Repertory Theatre to protest the Seattle Gilbert and

Chen trial set for August 11th

Chen trial set for August 11th

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeffrey Chen’s long wait for his retrial to determine whether he was the victim of racial discrimination will soon come to an end when his lawsuit

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly People from all over Seattle gathered in the International District July 20 to watch the annual Chinatown Seafair Parade. During the parade, police officers helped block the transportation routes to King Street, so audiences could enjoy and concentrate on the parade without traffic. Crowds started from the King Street […]

South Korean experts claim to have cloned glowing dogs

South Korean experts claim to have cloned glowing dogs

02 May 2009

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/8, World News1 Comment

Thanks for a job well done

Thanks for a job well done

02 May 2009

On April 24, community members came together at the Westin Hotel in Seattle to celebrate Ron Sims, King County Executive and soon-to-be deputy secretary of Housing and Urban Development, at an event called “Ron Sims Appreciation Soiree.”

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Rice, Locke, Sims: esteemed politicians

Rice, Locke, Sims: esteemed politicians

02 May 2009

The Great Leader, Great Mentor Reception was held at the World Trade International Center in Seattle on April 8 by National Urban Fellows (NUF).

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David Suzuki talks about environment

David Suzuki talks about environment

02 May 2009

Author and activist David Suzuki made an appearance at Seattle Town Hall on April 7 as part of Puget Sound Earth Month, which was organized by People for Puget Sound.

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Dance for World Healing in Seattle

Dance for World Healing in Seattle

02 May 2009

The Dance for World Healing, a group that features multiphonic singing by 10 Tibetan monks, appeared at Kilworth Memorial Chapel at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma on April 11.

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New book: In the Kitchen

New book: In the Kitchen

02 May 2009

“Cooking from the Heart: The Hmong Kitchen in America,” by Sami Scripter and Sheng Yang, is the first cookbook of its kind. Simple, earthy, fiery, and fresh, Hmong food is still a fairly unknown Southeast Asian cuisine in the United States.

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Chinese writers hone their craft on the other side of the Pacific

Chinese writers hone their craft on the other side of the Pacific

02 May 2009

In Oysterville, squirrels sing like birds and raccoons roam like bears, according to renowned mainland Chinese writers Qingbang Liu and Yinong Xiao.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/8, World News0 Comments

Editorial: Freedom of speech not a license for slander

01 May 2009

Earlier this month, plaintiff Duc Tran won his defamation lawsuit against five fellow Vietnamese in Thurston County. The reason for the suit? The defendants accused him of being a Communist sympathizer ...

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

Letter: Voong fingerpointing is misguided

01 May 2009

I appreciated the interview with Bai Ling (April 18, issue 17) — I love that girl. I just wish she would have commented on her role in “Beautiful Country.” ...

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

Editorial: Good luck to you, Ellen Abellera

23 April 2009

This week is bittersweet for Northwest Asian Weekly. Ellen Abellera, executive director of Washington state’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA), recently retired from the organization ...

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 18 | 4/25 - 5/11 Comment

‘The Chairman’ visits Seattle to host charity event

‘The Chairman’ visits Seattle to host charity event

22 April 2009

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Acclaimed movie actor and host of the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” Mark Dacascos was the host at the Wing Luke Asian Museum’s Year of New Beginnings Dinner and Auction. The event took place on April 4 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. It featured local chefs Gerold […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 28 No 18 | 4/25 - 5/10 Comments

Mr. Design Guru: Vern Yip’s path to TV full of happy detours

Mr. Design Guru: Vern Yip’s path to TV full of happy detours

22 April 2009

By Ryan Pangilinan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY To many people, Vern Yip is best known as the former designer on the long-running television show, “Trading Spaces,” on The Learning Channel. Others identify Yip as the current host and creator of “Deserving Design” on Home and Garden Television. However, if someone were to ask Yip if he […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 28 No 18 | 4/25 - 5/12 Comments

Director takes huge risk in casting a disabled star; the gamble pays off

Director takes huge risk in casting a disabled star; the gamble pays off

22 April 2009

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Please set your volume high,” urges Japanese director Go Shibata in his introduction for the DVD release of his second feature film, “Late Bloomer.”

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 28 No 18 | 4/25 - 5/10 Comments

In memory of Terri Jamero, community advocate

In memory of Terri Jamero, community advocate

22 April 2009

Teresa “Terri” Elizabeth Romero Jamero, 74, a second generation Filipino and Northern California native, died April 2 after a lengthy illness in a Modesto hospital near her home in Atwater, Calif. Many who knew Terri Jamero considered her to be the conscience of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS). She served in the organization’s […]

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Making beautiful music

Making beautiful music

22 April 2009

On March 29, Northwest Vietnamese and Vietnamese American singers participated in a national singing contest called Giong Ca Vang (Golden Voice). Most contestants sang in Vietnamese. The semifinals were held at the Emerald Queen Casino. The event was helmed by Saigon Broadcasting Television Network and sponsored by Comcast.

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Scholastic achievement: Thu Nhat Ma

Scholastic achievement: Thu Nhat Ma

22 April 2009

Tu Nhat Ma, an eighth-grader at McClure Middle School, was awarded the Assistance League Scholarship for 2009. Ma will use her scholarship at the UW Summer Youth Program to study writing.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 18 | 4/25 - 5/10 Comments

Academic excellence: Paula Kosasih and Clairine Runtung

Academic excellence: Paula Kosasih and Clairine Runtung

22 April 2009

Bellevue Community College students Paula Kosasih and Clairine (Claire) Runtung, international students from Indonesia currently living in Bellevue, have been named to the 2009 All-Washington Academic Team.

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A night to remember for local chefs

A night to remember for local chefs

22 April 2009

On April 4, the Wing Luke Asian Museum presented A Year of New Beginnings, a dinner and auction that featured local chefs who made appetizers inspired by art.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 18 | 4/25 - 5/10 Comments

Gates Foundation agriculture chief tapped for USDA post

Gates Foundation agriculture chief tapped for USDA post

22 April 2009

By Donna Gordon Blankinship The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The director of the agriculture program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been nominated by President Obama to be an undersecretary in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 18 | 4/25 - 5/10 Comments

NAPCA board removes CEO, review pending

22 April 2009

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) board put its CEO, Clayton Fong, on paid leave on April 13 after unspecified allegations against him surfaced. Christine Takada is the interim CEO.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 18 | 4/25 - 5/10 Comments

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