Even before “Fresh Off the Boat’’ hit the airwaves on ABC in February 2015, the show was facing pressure that other new shows weren’t.
The heavy thud of punches and kicks smacking punching bags could be heard through the walls of a gym for Muay Thai, a martial arts fighting style from Thailand.
Local performer and writer Susan Lieu had her one-woman drama “140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother” pretty much perfected, in terms of performance, by the time she left town for a 10-city tour. But she didn’t figure on certain kinds of offstage drama.
Stephanie Nam is not a full-time comedian. The 27-year-old queer Korean American runs her own calligraphy business under the name Caracol Creative, the former being the Spanish word for ‘snail’
As a fourth generation Chinese American who grew up in a then-white Beacon Hill, Cheryll Leo-Gwinn said she “really didn’t know what it meant to be Chinese.” In Leo-Gwinn’s family, this isn’t unique.
By BEN HOHENSTATT Capital City Weekly JUNEUA, Alaska (AP) — Leslie Ishii is glad to be in Juneau. Perseverance Theatre’s new artistic director—her hiring was announced Oct. 26—grew up in Seattle admiring the similarly rugged Pacific Northwest landscape. Plus, Ishii and the Last Frontier have crossed paths a lot over the years. “There’s been an […]
If you want to make it to the top, you have to start small. Award-winning Chinese American pianist George Li knows that from personal experience.
As you might well expect from a play called “The Brothers Paranormal,” certain thriller aspects of the paranormal goings-on have to remain hidden from the general public. But director Mimi Katano was willing to let a few pennies drop.
Where Beauty Lies, the newest exhibition at the Wing Luke Museum, takes on the topic of beauty, particularly as it pertains to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
“When I was younger, I had a difficult time understanding what it means to be happa (half and half). What made me Japanese, and what made me Dominican? What does being American mean for a person such as myself? When my parents separated, my mother (Japanese) got custody of me, which is why I’ve spent most of my life exposed to Japanese culture. It wasn’t until later in life where I started to learn about Dominican culture through my Dad’s side in the Bronx, New York…