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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at Age 96

Posted by AC Team - on Sunday, 26 November 2023

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at Age 96
When I got married and moved to a Ranch north of Tucson, Arizona, I was still a broadcaster for an ABC TV affiliate Magazine show, but the rest of my life completely changed. I remember when the late First Lady Rosalynn Carter arrived at our Kai Ranch and greeted our family. She was beautiful and very kind. She wrote me a handwritten note wishing me good wishes in happiness and health. I wish I could thank her for her kindness again. Thank you First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

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Aug. 31: LA Premiere of $upercapitalist with Derek Ting, Kathy Uyen, Rachel Tan, Paul Sheehan and Joyce Yung at LAEMMLE Noho 7; Photos of NY Premiere

Posted by Lia Chang on Friday, 31 August 2012

Aug. 31: LA Premiere of $upercapitalist with Derek Ting, Kathy Uyen, Rachel Tan, Paul Sheehan and Joyce Yung at LAEMMLE Noho 7; Photos of NY Premiere



Joyce Yung and Derek Ting at Village East Cinema for the New York theatrical premiere screening of Supercapitalist on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Meet Derek Ting (producer, writer, and actor), Kathy Uyen (lead actress), Joyce Yung (producer), Rachel Tan (actress), and Paul Sheehan (actor), who will be in attendance for the 7pm screening of Simon Yin’s$upercapitalist on August 31, 2012 at Laemmle’s Noho 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Click here to purchase tickets for the screening.

Derek Ting and Kathy Uyen in $upercapitalist


The screening will be followed by a Q & A and the after party hosted byPrivy.net at Le Ka Restaurant and Lounge, 800 W. 6th St. in downtown LA. Your ticket stub from the movie will provide entrance into the Privy $upercapitalist event at Le Ka. For more details, click here to RSVP.

Derek Ting, producer, writer and star of Simon Yin’s Supercapitalist in New York. Photo by Lia Chang

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Sept. 6-8: 3rd Annual RightsFest - a Traveling Civil Rights Festival comes to Tribeca Cinemas, September 6-8, 2012

Posted by Lia Chang on Friday, 31 August 2012

Sept. 6-8: 3rd Annual RightsFest - a Traveling Civil Rights Festival comes to Tribeca Cinemas, September 6-8, 2012

Opening night: Thursday, September 6
The 90th Minute (24 min) compels viewers to think about the way we value women’s sports. More than a decade after the 1999 Women’s World Cup, when players like Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain inspired girls across the country to take up soccer, the Women’s Professional Soccer league still cannot survive. In May, just months after The 90th Minute’s release, the WPS folded completely.
* Director Jun Stinson will join a Q&A discussion following the screening.

Jesse Owens (56 min), a 2012 American Experience film produced by Firelight Media (Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till), delves beyond the sprinter’s stunning performance at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany to tell the story of the son of a sharecropper who becomes a world champion, only to be confronted by the harsh realities of celebrity.
* Director Laurens Grant will join a Q&A discussion following the screening.

Centerpiece presentations: Friday, September 7
Transcending: the Wat Misaka Story (50 min) chronicles the journey of the first minority basketball player in the NBA. Amidst a hostile racial climate that incarcerated 120,000 innocent Japanese Americans during World War II, Misaka prevails as a top college basketball player who is ultimately drafted by the New York Knicks in 1947.
* Co-directors Christine Toy Johnson and Bruce Alan Johnson will join a Q&A discussion following the screening.

September 27 - 16th Annual Chinese American Museum Historymakers Gala

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 14 September 2012

Honorable Carol Liu, California State Senator, 21st District among honorees at Chinese American Museum Historymakers Gala

Los Angeles

 

The Chinese American Museum's 6th anual 2012 Historymakers Awards Banquet takes place this year September 27 at The Westin Bonaventure.

Prominently recognized as one of the premiere Chinese American events in Southern California, the event honors the achievements of extraordinary individuals who have made a significant impact or lasting contributions towards the advancement of the Chinese American community and beyond in the fields of art, literature, journalism, medicine, film, science, business, government, law, athletics, and community service.

This year’s Historymakers Awardees include:

Excellence in Corporate Leadership – Tom McKernan and the Automobile Club of Southern California;

Excellence in Medicine and Community Service – Dr. Carl K. Moy, an OB/GYN who practices in Chinatown and Monterey Park;

Excellence in Government - Honorable Carol Liu, California State Senator, 21st District, serving Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, San Gabriel, Temple City, La Cañada Flintridge, East Pasadena and East San Gabriel

Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Dan S. Louie, Jr., Chinese American Citizens Alliance; 

The Judge Ronald S.W. Lew Visionary Award – Latham & Watkins, LLP.

Oct. 12-Nov. 18: Epic Theatre Ensemble Presents New York Premiere of Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths Starring Joel de la Fuente at the Theatre at the 14th Street Y

Posted by Lia Chang on Monday, 17 September 2012

Joel de la Fuente plays Gordon Hirabayashi in Jeanne Sakata's solo play Hold These Truths Photo by Lia Chang

he Epic Theatre Ensemble is presenting the New York premiere of Jeanne Sakata’s solo play Hold These Truths (formerly known as Dawn’s Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi), directed by Lisa Rothe and starring Joel de la Fuente, at the Theatre at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St. (between 1st and 2nd Ave) in New York, October 12 – November 18, 2012. Click here to purchase tickets.

Joel de la Fuente as Gordon Hirabayashi in Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths. Photo by Lia Chang


Inspired by a true story, Hold These Truths takes place in Seattle during World War II, where University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi is agonizing over U.S. government orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he fights to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the U.S. Constitution, Gordon journeys toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs — and a confrontation with its failures.

Performance Schedule:
Friday, October 12 @ 8pm
Saturday, October 13 @7pm
Sunday, October 14 @ 3 & 7
Friday, October 19 @ 8pm
Saturday, October 20 @ 7pm
Sunday, October 21 @ 6pm
Monday, October 22 @7pm
Saturday, October 27 @ 7pm
Sunday, October 28 @ 3pm & 7pm
Monday, October 29 @ 7pm
Saturday, November 3 @ 7pm
Sunday, November 4 @ 3pm & 7pm
Saturday, November 10 @ 7pm
Sunday, November 11 @ 3pm & 7pm
Monday, November 12 @ 7pm

Mu Performing Arts' 21st Season features Taiko Concert, Lauren Yee’s The Tiger Among Us, and Rick Shiomi’s Award-Winning comedy Yellow Fever

Posted by Lia Chang on Monday, 17 September 2012

MU Performing Arts Founding Artistic Director Rick Shiomi Photo by Lia Chang

Mu Performing Arts has announced the lineup for its 21st season of theater and taiko from the heart of the Asian American experience. This season marks founding Artistic Director Rick Shiomi’s final year at the helm of the company. Events celebrating Shiomi’s work in taiko and theater will coincide with the opening weekend of each production throughout the 2012-2013 season. These events will include special guests and retrospectives focusing on Shiomi’s development as an artist and administrator starting in the early days of the Asian American theater movement.

Rick Shiomi (Photo by Lia Chang)

Rick Shiomi was already an accomplished playwright, taiko drummer, and community organizer when he co-founded Theater Mu in 1992, which premiered its first New Eyes Festival of staged readings at Intermedia Arts in downtown Minneapolis. Since that time, Mu Performing Arts has grown to become one of the largest Asian American performing companies in the nation, garnering critical acclaim and a burgeoning audience base along the way. Mu’s company model is unique in North America in that it encompasses both a taiko drumming ensemble (Mu Daiko) and a professional theater company (Theater Mu).

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