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  • Jeremy Lin Gears Up for the Lakers

    Posted by AC Team

    Jeremy Lin Gears Up for the Lakers
    October 25, 2014 Jeremy Lin Gears Up for the Lakers. Samuel Chi, writer for The Diplomat reports on Jeremy's career as he prepares to debut with the Los Angeles Lakers next week as the 2014-2015 NBA seasons begins. Click here for the full story: http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/jeremy-lin-gears-up-for-lakers-debut/

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  • October-November 2014 National Screenings: The Delano Manongs - Forgotten Heroes

    Posted by: Suzanne Kai

    Updates for October-November, 2014!:

    OCTOBER IS FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH!

    New US Screenings:

    THE DELANO MANONGS

    Forgotten Heroes of the United Farmworkers Movement

     

     

    OCTOBER – FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

     

    Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Cupertino, CA

     

    De Anza College will be screening the film along with a discussion by director Marissa Aroy.   Hinson Campus Center Conference Rooms A & B

     

    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino, CA 95014 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM

     

    http://bit.ly/DM_DeAnza

     

     

     

    Wednesday October 15th, 2014 - San Jose, CA

     

    In honor of Filipino American History Month the “INTERSECTIONS” film series on Art, Cultural Identity and Social Justice” will be presenting a screening of DELANO MANONGS.  Sponsors are Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations and the FANHS Santa Clara Valley Chapter are among several groups screening the documentary.  There will be a post-screening conversation led by filmmaker Marissa Aroy. The program will be followed by a community reception that will feature a light Filipino fare and music.

     

    7:30 PM Issac Newton Auditorium Santa Clara County Government Building 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110 Parking on the County parking lots is available and free to the public anytime after 5 p.m. http://bit.ly/DMScreeningSJ  

     

    Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - Cupertino, CA

     

    Second screening by DeAnza College and talk with Johnny Itliong, son of Larry Itliong.

     

    1:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

     

    Hinson Campus Center Conference Rooms A & B.

     

    http://bit.ly/DM_DeAnza

     

     

     

    Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - San Francisco, CA

     

    Positively Filipino and The Philippine Consulate in San Francisco will screen the film.

     

    A discussion with director Marissa Aroy will follow.

     

    6:00 pm

     

    Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco

     

    447 Sutter St, 5th Floor Social Hall San Francisco, CA 94108

     

    RSVP by emailing pfpublisher@yahoo.com by October 13, 2014

     

  • "Mozart of Math" UCLA Math Star Terence Tao wins $3 million prize

    Posted by: AC Team

    June 28, 2014

    Los Angeles

    UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao, 38, is one of five winners of the new Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.

    The award provides $3 million to each of the five recipients from a fund established by high-tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and Russia. A child prodigy, Tao earned his bachelor's degree at age 16 and finished his doctorate at Princeton University at 21. In a 2006 interview with staff writer Larry Gorden at the Los Angeles Times, Tao said that alot of mathematicians liken what they do to rock climbing. 

    “You want to get to the top of the cliff. But that's not what you focus on immediately. You focus on the next ledge just beyond your reach, because you need to do one clever thing to get up there. And then once you get there, you do it again. A lot of this is rather boring and not very glamorous. But you can't jump cliffs in a single bound.”

    Click here for the full story by Larry Gordon at the Los Angeles Times.

  • Congratulations to Michelle Wie - U.S. Open Winner!

    Posted by: AC Team

    Michelle Wie Wins US Women's Open - USGA photo by Matt Sullivan

    June 22, 2014

    Pinehurst, North Carolina

    Michelle Wie wins U.S. Women's Open - Photo by USGA - Matt Sullivan. 

    A child prodigy golfer at age 4, she was the youngest player at age 10 to qualify for a U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links championship, and the accolades have kept coming with more wins, publicity and sponsorships. 

    Today, at age 24, the veteran golfer and Stanford graduate won the biggest tournament of her career, the 69th U.S. Women's Open Championship - victory couldn't be sweeter. 

     

    Related: 

    Michelle hugs her new U.S. Women's Open trophy. Photo by Ap Photo/Bob Leverone

    Article by Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer

    USOpen.com

     

     

  • Playwright David Henry Hwang appointed to Faculty at Columbia University

    Posted by: AC Team

    Associate Professor David Henry Hwang Photo by Lia Chang

    June 20, 2014

    New York City

    Playwright David Henry Hwang has been appointed to the faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts. He will be director of the Playwriting Concentration, and an Associate Professor of Theatre in Playwriting. 

    Photo by Lia Chang

    For more on this story: http://news.columbia.edu/oncampus/3465

  • Dr. Herb Wong Pioneer Jazz Journalist & Educator 1928-2014

    Posted by: Suzanne Kai

    Dr. Herb Wong Jazz Journalist & Educator 1928-2014

    Update May 11, 2014

    Menlo Park, CA

    Memorial services announced:

    Dr. Herb Wong's Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, May 13th, at Menlo Presbyterian Church: 950 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, at 2:00 PM

    Photo: Dr. Herb Wong at home July 18, 2012 Photo by Frank Jang.  Legendary jazz journalist, broadcaster, educator, and record and concert producer Doctor Herb Wong, 88, passed away at home in Menlo Park, California April 20, 2014. 

    He hosted his own jazz show on KJAZ radio which aired from 1959 to 1996. He interviewed many artists at the Monterey Jazz Festival and at other jazz concerts in the Bay Area. He co-founded the Palo Alto Jazz Alliance, produced the Palo Alto Jazz Festival, and was a president of the International Association for Jazz Education, and elected to its Hall of Fame. In December, 2013 he was honored with the Palo Alto Excellence Award in Jazz Education. 

    An avid educator, he designed and taught more than 75 courses on jazz during his 25 years as an edicator in Palo Alto. He has also taught at University of California Berkeley and Western Washington University, and introduced jazz education into the Berkeley elementary schools curriculum. 

    Always affable and witty, he had an encyclopedic knowledge of jazz and was able to share his passion for the music in a way that anyone could understand. He knew many of the great jazz artists of the 20th/21st century personally.

    Known as a 'renaissance man' for his multiple talents, after serving in the U.S. Armed Forces Radio Service, he earned a Phd from UC Berkeley in zoology and a master's degree in science education at San Jose State University. He has written many album liner notes, and co-authored several books on science for children.

    He was a dear family member, a descendant from my great-grandfather who came to America in 1852. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, brother Elwood Wong, daughters Kira and Kamberly and four grandchildren. 

    Photo: Dr. Herb Wong receives AAJA.org Pioneer...

  • Awards announced! - LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

    Posted by: Suzanne Kai

    The Road to Fame documentary wins honors at the 2014 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF)

    DON'T MISS THE CLOSING WEEKEND MAY 10th in Long Beach, CA! 

    WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

    “CICADA” and “THE ROAD TO FAME” TAKE TOP HONORS

    AT THE 30th ANNIVERSARY LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

     

    Golden Reel Award for Best Short  - “ABOVE THE SEA: by Keola Racela

    Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award to - “MILKYBOY” by Arnold Arre

    Project Catalyst Jury Prize - “THE TIGER’S CHILD” from Abel Vang and Burlee Vang

    May 8, 2014 (Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA)

     

    Photo courtesy LAAPFF: The Road To Fame documentary wins the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival       

     

    Don't miss the closing weekend!

     

    Expanding outside of Los Angeles and Hollywood, Visual Communications continues to reach out to audiences in the South Bay with the annual LAAPFF presence in Long Beach.  

     

    A program of feature films and shorts has been selected to screen during the Closing Weekend of the Festival on Saturday, May 10 at the historic Art Theatre of Long Beach. It will be a chance to see Film Festival award-winners and curated films from Pacific Islander, Filipino and Cambodian communities.  

     

    This year’s Festival in Long Beach will include: a twin-bill screening of new features from Pacific Islanders in Communications.

     

    FAMILY INGREDIENTS by Ty Sanga and HULA: MERRIE MONARCH’S GOLDEN CELEBRATION by Roland Yamamoto; Angela Sun’s PLASTIC PARADE: THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH; Masashiro Sugano’s CAMBODIAN SON; and Joel Quizon’s THE COTABATO SESSIONS.  

     

    The Festival’s Encore Weekend in Little Tokyo will be anchored by the Los Angeles Premiere screening of Marissa Aroy’s DELANO MANONGS: FORGOTTEN HEROES OF THE UNITED FARM WORKERS MOVEMENT, and a special “return-engagement” of AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS, directed by Grace Lee.  

     

    For program information, a complete listing of sponsors and partners, and to purchase tickets, log on...

  • Commentary: Writers Richard Jean So and Hua Hsu on Donald Sterling's Racism and Asian Americans

    Posted by: AC Team

    May 8, 2014

     

    Racism is not all black and white. In the May 6, 2014 edition of Slate.com, writers Hua Hsu and Richard Jean So wrote an op-ed about Donald Sterling and his connection to Korean Americans.

    As of May 8, their commentary has attracted 641 comments online.  

    Read the full version at Slate.com "What Donald Sterling's Love of Koreans Reveals About Racism In America."

    About the authors:

    Hua Hsu teaches in the English department at Vassar College and is completing his first book, A Floating Chinaman.

    Richard Jean So is an assistant professor of English at the University of Chicago.

  • Donald T. Sterling is no Aberration - New America Media Op-Ed, Earl Ofari Hutchinson

    Posted by: AC Team

    Op-Ed by Associate Editor of New America Media, Earl Ofari Hutchinson

    April 27, 2014

    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling is no aberration. There are many well-known Americans spewing racist remarks.

    On an audio recording that allegedly captures Sterling telling a girlfriend that he doesn’t want African-Americans at “my games”  and it ignited a furor.

    But it’s part and parcel of an increasingly rotten and ugly saga that has become all too familiar in recent days.

    Earl Ofari Hutchinson, author of this op-ed is an Associate Editor at New America Media. Click here for his editorial.       Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. He is a weekly co-host of the Al Sharpton Show on American Urban Radio Network. He is the author of How Obama Governed: The Year of Crisis and Challenge. He is an associate editor of New America Media. He is host of the weekly Hutchinson Report Newsmaker Hour heard weekly on the nationally network broadcast Hutchinson Newsmaker Network.Follow Earl Ofari Hutchinson on Twitter: http://twitter.com/earlhutchinsonFollow Earl Ofari Hutchinson on Twitter: www.twitter.com/earlhutchinson
  • U.S. State Dept. Announces 'No Visa' Policy for Filipinos

    Posted by: AC Team

    April 22, 2014

    Washington, D.C.

    The State Department has announced a life-changing new policy for Filipinos. Visas will no longer be required to travel to the United States. The policy to take the Philippines off the list of countries that are required to obtain visas for travel to the U.S. is effective immediately.

    For more on this announcement click to related stories:

    Adobochronicles.com

    WheninManila.com

  • Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970 Exhibition

    Posted by: Suzanne Kai

    San Francisco

    Filmmaker Arthur Dong has a new book and exhibition featuring items from his collection of nightclub memorabilia which he began to collect in 1985 for his research on his award-winning documentary "Forbidden City USA" about San Francisco's fabled Chinatown nightclub. 

    A series of events in San Francisco are scheduled:

    APRIL 12: 5:00-7:00 pm: "Forbidden City Happy Hour with Arthur Dong." Special guest Ben Fong-Torres is confirmed as a special guest to introduce filmmaker, author and curator Arthur Dong at a cocktail reception at the CHSA Museum to celebrate Arthur's new book and exhibit. Chinese Historical Society Museum, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco CA 94108. FREE. Info & RSVP: http://www.chsa.org/event/forbidden-city-happy-hour-with-arthur-dong/

    APRIL 13: 1:00 pm Opening Program: Meet curator and author Arthur Dong, with entertainment by former nightclub performers, the Grant Avenue Follies and Jimmy "Jay" Borges. Main Library, Koret auditorium. Arthur's new book will be available.

    MAY 6: 6:00 pm "Author Talk and Book Signing" with Arthur Dong, Main Library, Koret Auditorium. Arthur will discuss his new book "Forbidden City U.S.A.: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970."

    MAY 10: 11:00 am Chinatown Walking Tour with City Guides. RSVP required. Email: tours@sfcityguides.org

    JUNE 12: 6:30 pm "Open Books" with Lisa See discussing her new book "China Dolls," Main Library, Koret Auditorium. See's novel is set in Chinese American nightclubs in the 1930s and 40s.

     

    Related: 

    http://ForbiddenCityBook.com/   

    http://deepfocusproductions.com/forbidden_city_exhibit.php

     

     

     

     

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