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  • Crazy Rich Asians - The Movie is coming to screens August, 2018

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Crazy Rich Asians - The Movie is coming to screens August, 2018
    Hollywood December 20, 2017   Crazy Rich Asians directed by Jon M. Chu is coming to theaters August 17, 2018   This marks the first all-Asian ensemble cast for a Hollywood movie in more than two decades. The last movie to have an all-Asian cast was The Joy Luck Club. Based on the novel by Kevin Kwan, the movie stars Constance Wu ("Fresh Off the Boat") as Rachel, a professor of...

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  • ROCKSHOW - Paul McCartney and Wings Concert Film Screens in 1,000 theaters and 750+ cities

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Update: May 17, 2013

     

    Photo credit: Robert Ellis, Paul McCartney and Wings on 1975-1976 "Wings Across America" tour. 

     

    We saw ROCKSHOW last night, May 16. If you are a Paul McCartney fan - this is a must see remastered concert film of his 1975-1976 "Wings Across America" tour with Wings, the band he and his late wife Linda put together back in 1971.

     

    By its 1975-1976 tour Wings was going full throttle.

     

    You can still check the theatrical screening schedule at  http://www.rockshowonscreen.com of this concert film for future dates.

     

    May 9, 2013

     

    Here we are in mid-2013, and Paul McCartney is still as popular as ever selling out entire stadiums around the U.S. on his latest live tour "Out There." 

     

    In our upcoming documentary in development, Like A Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres, about legendary rock journalist and former senior editor at Rolling Stone magazine, and our resident columnist, we will be including some fascinating never-before-released excerpts of Ben's exclusive interviews with Paul McCartney.

     

    While our documentary about Ben Fong-Torres' fabled life is still in the works, go out and enjoy ROCKSHOW. 

     

    SpectiCast, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment releases the film May 15 in the UK with Sir Paul McCartney at the red carpet premiere, and worldwide on May 16 on more than 1,000 screens in 750+ cities. For screenings in your area check http://www.rockshowonscreen.com 

  • Son Surprises Mom with a new house on Mother's Day

    Posted by Admin

    Las Vegas

    May 13, 2013

     

    Photo credit: DIYMike's Youtube.com Channel videoMother's Day was a very special day for a Mom in Las Vegas. Her son, known as "DIYMike" on YouTube.com with his own channel of helpful do-it-yourself videos, decided to surprise his Mom with her dream come true. Click the top headline to the YouTube.com video or here.

  • Nicole Wong to join Obama Administration as White House's first Chief Privacy Officer

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Nicole Wong Photo credit: Bart Nagel

    Washington, D.C.May 8, 2013

    President Barack Obama has reportedly selected Nicole Wong as the White House's first Chief Privacy Officer. Wong received her law degree and a master's degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. She was a partner at Perkins Coie law firm. After working for Google for eight years as a vice president and deputy general counsel overseeing censorship issues for products such as YouTube.com, she joined Twitter as its legal director in November, 2012. 

    Wong's new role will be to advise the Obama administration on matters involving Internet Privacy. She will reportedly be a senior advisor to Todd Y. Park who was appointed in March, 2012 as the United States Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President.

    Todd Y. Park Photo credit: WhiteHouse.gov   Prior to Todd Y. Park's latest White House post as the United States Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President, he was appointed in 2009 by President Obama as the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Park is a graduate of Harvard, and co-founder of two health information technology companies.

     

    Related sources:

    White House Blog profile on Todd Y. ParkWikipedia on Todd ParkWikipedia on Nicole WongCNET.com

     

  • Network TV News Video Editor Eddy Li writes "My Journey Through Cancer"

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Former ABC News Video Editor Eddy Li Photo courtesy: Eddy Li

    Eddy Li, former ABC News Video Editor 1971 to 2009, now retired and healthy Photo credit: Eddy Li

     

    Hong Kong

    May 13, 2013

    Eddy Li globe-trotted the world for ABC News in a high-stress non-stop news video editing job from 1971 to 2009.

    When a sudden diagnosis of cancer changed his life, Li wrote his personal account on how he entered into the darkest tunnel of his life and emerged, a more vigilant and environmentally aware individual.

    Today, as a cancer survivor and a retiree who now enjoys a healthier and more fulfilling life, Eddy shares what he has learned about our world's increasingly hazardous environment and how you can protect yourself from its toxicity.  AsianConnections' Suzanne Joe Kai chatted with Eddy about his new book, "From A Great Escape to a New Beginning - My Journey Through Cancer." 

    Suzanne: Congratulations on beating your Stage 3 cancer. When you were a news video editor with a busy globe-trotting life for years, can you share with our readers what your life was like, and how and why you have changed your lifestyle? 

    Eddy: In the eyes of an average audience, network news looks glamorous. It was indeed, at least during my days. But behind the scenes of its glamor, there went a stress-filled working environment. That is compounded by the time difference between Asia and the Americas. I joined ABC News in October 1971. I retired in October 2009.

    For me, it had been a physically challenging career. Sleep deprivation was part of my life. And it lasted for 38 years. It wasn’t easy. When the phone rang in the middle of the night, I was almost certain that I had to get out of bed and pack up, catch the next available flight and hit the road, and travel like a circus. You need a strong marriage to keep the job. Even when I was on vacation, in the back of mind, there’s always something which might happen to screw it all up.

    There wasn’t really a personal life. Despite all these, I had decent income and compensations. I had job...

  • International best-selling author Haruki Murakami breaks book sales record

    Posted by Admin

    Tokyo

    May 13, 2013 

    Haruki Murakami Photo credit: Random HouseWhen Haruki Murakami's latest book became available for pre-order in Japan last month it broke the country's record for pre-orders on Amazon.co.jp within eleven days.

    After the first week of the release, Bungeishungu, his publisher in Japan ordered one million copies to be printed. Last month book stores in Japan opened at midnight to greet long lines of customers. Haruki Murakami's latest novel is Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. This is his first new novel since writing best-selling IQ84 three years ago which also received worldwide acclaim. Murakami's books have been translated into 42 languages. Murakami lives near Tokyo and was born in Kyoto in 1949. 

    Murakami was a writing fellow at Princeton Univeresity in Princeton, New Jersey, Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

    No word yet on when Murakami's latest book will be translated into English, but if you can read Japanese you can check it out here.

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    For more articles related to Haruki Murakami's books and life:

    Official Random House U.S. site for author Haruki MurakamiJapantimes.co.jpAmazon.co.jpAmazon.com author page on Haruki MurakamiFacebook page on author Haruki Murakami managed by Alfred A. Knopf/Vintage Books, part of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (Random House)Blog post at NewYorker.com by Roland Kelts "Lost in Translation"Wikipedia

     Japanese edition of Haruki Murakami's "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage"

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