Manu Narayan (Bombay Dreams, Love Guru) and Seema Rahmani (Loins of Punjab, Missed Call, Sins) star in Sudhish Kamath’s new film Good Night | Good Morning, co-written with Shilpa Rathnam. The story is about an all-night phone call between two strangers on New Year’s night in New York City. Vasanth Santosham and Raja Sen are also featured in the cast.
Sudhish Kamath is a Chennai-based independent filmmaker, a journalist and film critic with The Hindu, one of India’s leading national newspapers. Good Night | Good Morning is his second feature. His first filmThat Four Letter Word, was a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age film.
Kamath also hosts a talk show called Hands Up where he grills celebrities at gun-point. Recently, he signed up to do a movie review show on radio.
Ten years after the original Three Tenors performed live in the Forbidden City, China returns the favor. In anticipation of their by-invitation-only performance, “A Night with Beijing” at Alice Tully Hall, they’ll make a special appearance at the China Institute in New York on January 21, 2012 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Financial Times music critic Ken Smith, whose role for many years has been to explain opera in the West to the Chinese, and the opera in China to the West, will discuss with The Three Chinese Tenors, their respective roles in Western Opera’s recent success in China both in public visibility and recent prominence in the nation’s cultural agenda.
The China Institute is located at 125 East 65th Street in New York. The program also includes a pre-talk reception. Advance registration is required due to limited seating; $10 suggested donation toward supporting future Arts & Culture programming. Call 212-744-8181, ext. 111.
Dai Yuqiang, Luciano Pavarotti’s only Chinese student, has been dubbed “the Pavarotti of China” both for his fresh, lyrical voice and his enormous popularity at home. A former member of the People’s Liberation Army opera company, the Hebei native now lives in Beijing with a schedule of nearly 200 live and televised performances a year. The Shanghai-based Wei...
We had our usual binoculars out, but no, no Asian Pacific Americans won for acting at this year's 69th annual Golden Globes last night.
But, we did spot at least one host reporting the red carpet arrivals at the awards event, and we thought her dress and jewels were stunning.
Here is SuChin Pak wearing a diamond bracelet, French hook earrings and a diamond ring designed by Tacori. The Tacori press release says her bracelet was valued at $124,000. Now that's one special bracelet!
WQXR Celebrates Chinese New Year with
“China in New York: A WQXR Festival”
January 23 – 29
An Exploration of China’s Rising Classical Music Scene
With LANG LANG, HUANG RUO, TAN DUN, among others
In Partnership with the New York Philharmonic, Queens Council on the Arts and Crossing Art
(January X, 2012 - New York, NY) – As China grapples with its relationship with Western culture, one Western art form is booming: classical music of the European canon. Approximately 50 million children study classical instruments, new concert halls have appeared in major cities and provinces, and an increasing number of Chinese artists are gaining international recognition.
From Monday, January 23 – Sunday, January 29, WQXR will ring in the Year of the Dragon with CHINA IN NEW YORK: A WQXR FESTIVAL, an exploration of the work of Chinese-born composers and musicians now active in New York, as well as some of the economic and political issues surrounding classical music in China, through live events, radio specials, and online exclusives available at www.wqxr.org/china.
CHINA IN NEW YORK will be book-ended by two special live events at WQXR’s event venue, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. The first, on January 23 at 6pm, is Chinese New Year with Lang Lang and the Quintessenso Choir. In this preview of their New York Philharmonic concert, the renowned Chinese pianist Lang...
January 17, 2012
by Suzanne Joe Kai
1998 isn't really that long ago, but for the Internet, it feels more like a century.
Back then, when a 14 year old kid created AsianConnections.com, an online magazine in search of his Asian American identity, we jumped on board. As mainstream journalists from TV, radio and print, we had been fretting for the zillionth time about the poor and stereotypical coverage of Asian Americans in the media, any American media. (A problem, by the way, that persists even today.)
Scouting for stories, we rejoiced in the fact that Jerry Yang had co-founded Yahoo!, then the biggest star in the constellation of online ventures.
Today, it was announced that Jerry Yang has left Yahoo! What a ride that was for Jerry. Born on February 6, 1966, Jerry Yang has a lifetime ahead of him and we wish him well and hope he continues to innovate.
Digging into our archives here is a commentary by contributing writer Tom Chin, and a photo of Jerry and his Yahoo! co-founder David Filo. We will go back into our archives again and also post Jerry's exclusive interview with AsianConnections.com.
By the way, in honor of the upcoming Year of the Dragon, there is a new beginning - the site is soon to finish a brand new back end system. There will be a lot more images and videos. Our site used to be hosted on the servers of movie review site RottenTomatoes.com thanks to its founders, while I helped the start-up as one of their first...