In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Chinus Cultural Productions and China Arts and Entertainment Group are presenting the U.S. premiere of ‘The Butterfly Lovers’ — hailed as China’s Romeo & Juliet — performed by the Beijing Dance Academy (BDA) Resident Dance Company. This production will take place on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at the Paramount Theatre.
Qing Hong Wu, 29, fell into a bad crowd when he was younger, according to a story in The New York Times (NYT). The child of legal Chinese immigrants, he and two other teenagers mugged four people in 1995 and 1996. Wu pled guilty to the robberies as an adult, even though he was only 16. He didn’t realize that it would have dire immigration consequences later on.
Ron Judd’s article in the Feb. 21 edition of The Seattle Times entitled “Whistler is for Tough Olympians; the Wimps are in Vancouver” should be subtitled “And the Racist is From Seattle.” Mr. Judd’s racism is thinly masked as humor in his sentences referring to Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan. “Thank you, Ms. Manners. Now please go back to your seaweed wraps.” Last time I checked, Patrick was a male name and Chan was a Chinese name.
What’s a good reason for you to come to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) annual banquet at the Seattle Marriott Hotel?
Seattle’s Chinatown Gee How Oak Tin Family Association celebrated its 110th year and held its Lunar New Year banquet at the House of Hong on Feb. 20. Unbelievably, this chapter’s history is even longer than its headquarters in San Francisco.
JACL has selected more young leaders to be their president for the past two decades than many other Asian organizations.
Held at the Seattle Waterfront Hotel, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) celebrated the accomplishments of three people and one organization.
Vicki Nguyen at Splendors of Regions in Vietnam
Splendors of Regions of Vietnam took place in the Fisher Pavilion and Center House at Seattle Center.
Jazz group Deems released its new album, “On Irving Street.” Helmed by pianist and producer Deems Tsutakawa, the album also consists of musicians Paul Richardson, Merwin Kato, Dan Benson, Paul Anderson, David Yamasaki, Tim Horiuchi (a co-producer), Gordon Uchima, and Steve Ryals.
To celebrate her newest cookbook, “Asian Dumplings: Mastering Gyozas, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More,” Andrea Nguyen gave a dumpling-making lesson to 70 guests at a Lunar New Year luncheon at Monsoon East in Bellevue. Tea pairings for the meal was provided by Jason Chen.