Orange County Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Orange County Update Third Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month And Proclamation Ceremony Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County’s Board of County Commissioners (BCC) marked Asian Pacific Heritage Month in May by attending a festive cultural celebration held on the lawn of the County’s Administration Center organized by employees and community partners. The event, now in its third year, was coordinated...

THIS IS MY STORY TO TELL

THIS IS MY STORY TO TELL PART 1 - MORAL STORIES – WHY WE NEED THEM Stories, such as moral stories, have the power to shape mankind’s destiny. Some stories have survived time and are able to deliver universal messages transcending generations. This is my story to tell… Did you ever think about what is it in those stories that enabled them to...

Two Japanese Films to be Shown at University of Miami September 16, 23 in Free “Love in Japan Movie Screenings”

MIAMI, Fla. (August 26, 2016) – The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami and the University of Miami (UM) invite guests to experience the “Love in Japan Movie Screenings,” two Japanese films to be shown on September 16 and 23 at UM’s Whitten Learning Center 170, located at 5150 Brunson Drive in Coral Gables. Suitable for avid film aficionados and occasional...

Music on Mills Festival

Music on Mills Festival
What: Music on Mills Festival, second annual fundraiser for the Mills 50 Mainstreet District When: Saturday November 14, 2015 4:30pm to 2:00am Venues: Will’s Pub, BART, St. Matthew’s Tavern (Patio & Inside Stage), Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquors (Outside Stage) Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 day of. Advance tickets: www.Willspub.org Bands: Tony Cook's Trunk-O-Funk, Control This!, The New Lows, The Bloody Jug Band, Leisure Chief,...

Believe it or not – Reincarnation of Teresa Teng 鄧麗君

Teresa Teng, famed in Asia for Love Songs, passed away 20 years ago in Chiang Mai, Thailand when she was only 42 years old. She recorded songs not only in her native Mandarin but also in Taiwanese Hokkien, Cantonese, Japanese, Indonesian and English. Teng's singing style conveyed simplicity and sincerity. Yeh Yueh-Yu, a professor of Cultural Theory at the University of Southern California said, "It was the...

Angel Heart Live-Action TV series

Angel Heart
The live-action television series adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo's Angel Heart manga will premiere this October on the NTV network. Its story is set in a parallel world of the author's another popular series City Hunter, where the original heroine Kaori Makimura is already dead (not a direct sequel to the original City Hunter story). It features a new heroine Xiang-Ying...

International Indian Film Academy brings “Bollywood Oscars” to Tampa

Kevin Spacey, Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Farhan Aktar Lungi Dance
The International Indian Film Academy  showcased  India’s film industry and stars in Tampa at the  15th Videocon D2H IIFA Weekend and Tata Motors IIFA Awards during April 23-26.  For the first time, the “Bollywood Oscars” were held in the United States and Tampa. At the opening news conference, officials and community leaders looked back at the months of planning and...

Dear Chris Rock, Your Asian Joke Wasn’t Funny

When it comes to hosting the Oscars, it's almost customary to expect a host who is a comedian. Over the history of the Oscars, we have seen a series of American comedy icons -- such as Steve Martin, Jon Stewart and Ellen Degeneres, to name a few -- carry the weight of the Oscars' success on their shoulders to...

BIRTH of the DRAGON

Birth of the Dragon
BH Tilt & WWE Studios martial arts action film Birth of the Dragon will be released in theaters nationwide on August 25, 2017. This feature-length dramatization, a U.S./China joint-production inspired by a true event, is brought to the screen by director GEORGE NOLFI (The Adjustment Bureau) from a screenplay by the Oscar-nominated writing team of STEPHEN J. RIVELE and CHRISTOPHER WILKINSON (Ali,...

The Art of Belly Dancing

Belly dance class
Traditionally known as the “Oriental Dance,” belly dancing has been celebrated for centuries by royalty, writers, poets, artists and musicians. Many experts say belly dancing is the oldest form of dance, having roots in all ancient cultures from the Orient to India to the Middle East. Throughout history, this ritualized expression has usually been performed for other women--generally during rites...
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