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Finding Beijing Opera in NY

Finding Beijing Opera in NY

Culture, East Asian December 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm

The New York Chinese Opera Society wants to broaden the reach of the Beijing opera to mainstream audiences in NY and other international cities, reports SinoVision, which attended a staging of the famous opera, “The Orphan of Zhao.”

An untitled work, 2014, by Byoung Ok Min (Courtesy of the artist)

Defying Labels: Fifteen Korean-American Artists

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Women December 15, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Works by 15 female Korean-American artists are on exhibit in NYC, demonstrating their adherence to distinctive styles that defy labels and conventions.

Holiday Singing for ‘Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’

Holiday Singing for ‘Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’

Culture, East Asian, Youth December 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm

To help fund research on children’s cancer, 3 to 5-year-olds at the Transfiguration School in Chinatown performed Christmas classics in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Chat Travieso and Yeju Choi's "Play Bronx" is one of eight proposed designs.

Marking the ‘South Bronx Culture Trail’

Bronx, Culture, History December 11, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Markers pointing out major historic and cultural spots in the South Bronx will dot the Culture Trail, reports The Hunts Point Express. And the public will help choose how those markers will be designed.

Sung Yoon Lee holding an enlarged version of his winnings from the Apollo's Amateur night (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Beatboxer Wows Listeners at the Apollo

Culture, East Asian December 10, 2014 at 1:17 pm

A Korean-American beatboxer won the Amateur Night competition at the Apollo Theater, Korea Daily reports.

(Photo via Amsterdam News)

Exhibit Traces History of Black Theater in NYC

Black, Culture, Manhattan December 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm

A revamped version of the “Harlem Is…Theater” exhibition is on display at the Interchurch Center and chronicles the history of Black theater in the city, with an emphasis on Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

Mural of Juia de Burgos and Frida Kahlo (Courtesy of the artist, Jasmina Hernandez)

The Multifaceted Legacy of Poet Julia de Burgos

Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican, Voices' Picks December 3, 2014 at 5:16 pm

A new book further burnishes the reputation of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos, exploring her legacy and iconic stature.

A mural in Bushwick by Hugo Andrés dedicated to Chespirito. (Photo via El Diario)

Comedy Icon ‘Chespirito’ Remembered

Culture, Latino, Mexican, New York December 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Several generations of Latin Americans, including many New Yorkers, mourned the passing of Mexican comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños, El Diario reports.

Chinese Consul General Visits Historic Exhibition on Community

Chinese Consul General Visits Historic Exhibition on Community

Culture, East Asian, History, Manhattan, Video November 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Sun Guoxiang, the Chinese consul general in NY, visited “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion” at the New-York Historical Society, the first large-scale exhibition on the history and culture of Chinese Americans hosted by a mainstream entity, reports SinoVision.

Dressed up for Halloween (Photo by Alejandro Cartagena via Mott Haven Herald)

Mexico Through Different Lenses

Bronx, Culture, Mexican November 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

An exhibition of Mexican photographers at the Bronx Documentary Center shows the many facets to life in Mexico, reports Mott Haven Herald.

"Beauty of Beijing" float for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Photo via The China Press)

First-Ever Chinese Float to Debut at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Culture, East Asian November 24, 2014 at 2:29 pm

The first-ever Chinese float, “Beauty of Beijing,” debuts this year at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The China Press reports.

Comedian Ricky Barrino (left) was the subject of student Lenno Carter's (right) documentary. Barrino spoke of the time he spent in prison, where he found his calling in life to "make people laugh." Barrino's nephew Kaleb (in purple) stands beside Carter's son Taliq, currently in a filmmaking class for kids. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Budding Filmmakers Make ‘Films for Change’

Bronx, Culture November 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm

With the support of a Department of Probation arts education initiative, a documentary filmmaking course in the South Bronx produced budding filmmakers, who screened their “Films for Change” in Harlem, reports Manhattan Times.

Chinese Art Group Brings Collectivism to Queens

Chinese Art Group Brings Collectivism to Queens

Culture, East Asian, Queens, Video November 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

The Queens Museum exhibited works of Chinese art group Polit Sheer Form Office, which draw on the artists’ experiences growing up in a collective society. reports SinoVision.

A Closer Look at the Nepalese New Year

A Closer Look at the Nepalese New Year

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian November 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Rituals and dances from the Nepalese New Year’s festival of self-purification known as Mha Puja can be see in this video.

Models strike a pose in Rao’s line Frou Frou at Lend a Hand India’s event “Fashion for Education.” (Photo by Jaclyn Anglis for Voices of NY)

Strutting Saris to Benefit Indian Youth

Culture, Featured Posts, New York, South Asian, Voices' Picks November 17, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Fashion designs adapting saris to western design were modeled at a NYC fashion show to benefit Lend-A-Hand India, a group which supports Indian youth.