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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

    Posted by AC Team

    Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
    If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and...

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  • LUCKYRICE Festival 2011 in NY includes Daniel Boulud, Susur Lee, Anito Lo, Masaharu Morimoto, May 2-8, 2011

    Posted by Lia Chang

    Chef Susur Lee in the lobby of Shang, in the Thompson LES Hotel. (Photo by Lia Chang) The second annual LUCKYRICE Festival, presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and Conde Nast Traveler, kicks off tonight with Dinner with Anita Lo presented by HSBC at Anissa from 7pm-10pm. ($200) The inaugural 2010 Festival was 100% sold-out; this year’s festival expands to one week from May 2-8, 2011 at various locations throughout New York City. Participants of the LUCKYRICE Festival include members of the LUCKYRICE Culinary Council – Daniel Boulud, Susur Lee, Anito Lo, Masaharu Morimoto, amongst others, to include some of the world’s top restaurants, chefs, and mixologists. Tickets can be purchased at www.luckyrice.com. Proceeds from the festival will again benefit City Harvest. “We are thrilled to be joined by ...
  • Restaurants Respond for Relief, Chef Arnold Wong Hosts Benefit for Japan Night at E&O Trading Co. in SF on 4/10

    Posted by Lia Chang

    On Sunday April 10th, Chef Arnold Wong is hosting a Special Benefit for Japan Night at E&O Trading Co. 314 Sutter Street in San Francisco to aid Japan following the country’s devastating natural disaster. This amazing evening brings together San Francisco’s finest restaurants, wineries and mixologists to raise funds for the victims of the Earthquake and Tsunami that hit Japan on March 11th. Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay will preside as emcee from 5-9pm, live entertainment will feature local favorite Chef Joey Altman & The Backburner Blues and burlesque dancers, and the Bon Vivants will be mixing up amazing cocktails during this evening of great food, wines, spirits, live music, entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets for the event are priced at $75 and 100% of proceeds from the even...
  • If you missed the Cherry Blossom Festivals you can still enjoy these photos by Lia Chang

    Posted by AC Team

    Sometimes its best to just stop and enjoy the roses. In this case, the cherry blossoms were in full force this year from coast to coast as breathtaking as ever. ...
  • Jimmy Chin, Jessica Biel, Emile Hirsch, Alexandra Cousteau and others climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to Raise Funds and Awareness of Global Clean Water Shortage

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    One billion people do not have access to clean, safe, drinking water. 30 year old award-winning photographer Jimmy Chin, Jessica Biel, Emile Hirsch, Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of explorer Jacques Cousteau, are among the expedition climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds for the Global Clean Water Crisis. ...