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.”
Works by 15 female Korean-American artists are on exhibit in NYC, demonstrating their adherence to distinctive styles that defy labels and conventions.
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.
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.
A Korean-American beatboxer won the Amateur Night competition at the Apollo Theater, Korea Daily reports.
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.
A new book further burnishes the reputation of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos, exploring her legacy and iconic stature.
Several generations of Latin Americans, including many New Yorkers, mourned the passing of Mexican comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños, El Diario reports.
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.
An exhibition of Mexican photographers at the Bronx Documentary Center shows the many facets to life in Mexico, reports Mott Haven Herald.
The first-ever Chinese float, “Beauty of Beijing,” debuts this year at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The China Press reports.
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.
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.
Rituals and dances from the Nepalese New Year’s festival of self-purification known as Mha Puja can be see in this video.
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.