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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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  • 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 O...
  • Its a wrap! for 2014 CAAMFEST

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    San Francisco - Berkeley - Oakland Update: Its a wrap for CAAMFEST 2014. This year's 11-day festival screened more than 120 films from 19 countries, and food, music and digital media events.   Check back for the dates for CAAMFEST 2015! ====================== CENTER FOR ASIAN AMERICAN MEDIA PRESENTS CAAMFEST 2014! March 13-23 2014 Last year's CAAMFEST was terrific - What was originally founded as a film festival has now grown to become much more - its expanded to include music, food and digital media. So there is so much to do, so much to see! This year there will be more than 120 works in a celebration of film, music, food and digital media from the world's most innovative Asian and Asian American artists. Its best to check out the CAAMFEST.com website and create your own schedu...
  • Happy Year of the Wood Horse 4712! Predictions by Angi Ma Wong

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Predictions for Year of Wood HORSE 4712   1/31/14 to 2/18/15 By Angi Ma Wong, Intercultural & Feng shui Consultant 2014              Hang on tight, Folks, it’s going to be a fast-paced year and not for the faint of heart. The characteristics of the Horse – headstrong, principle-driven, stubborn, inflexible, emotional and unstable,  contribute to conflict and wars.  But what a ride it will be - filled with opportunities and action for all if we can keep cool, stay flexible and willing to compromise. Second only to the Dragon, the Horse has strong, aggressive, yang fire energy that will elevate the economy as it did in 1954 when the Dow Jones hit record highs and already the trend has started.   The Boeing 707, bottled Coca-Cola...
  • Live Crab Vending Machines debut in China's Zhehiang province

    Posted by AC Team

    Hairy crabs are a popular delicacy in China. They are in season from August to October. A new vending machine has popped up in Hangshou, China reported by writer Gwynn Guilford of The Atlantic.com similar to this live hairy crab vending machine which debuted in a subway station in Nanjing, Jiangsu province December 17, 2010. The crab dispenser was designed by Shi Tuanjie, Chairman of the Nanjing Shuanghu Crab Industrial Company  Photo Credit by Sean Yong Reuters September 11, 2013  Hangshou, China   The owner of the vending machine which just opened in Hangshou in September, 2013 is Mr. Liu who owns a live crab shop. He hopes to cater to crab buyers who come after hours when his crab shop is closed for the night. 11pm at night and hungry for live hairy crab? No problem, just ...