“Hopefully what I can do is give through my film a collective hug to people,” states Gurinder Chadha, producer, director, and script writer for “Blinded by the Light,” the new film based on the memoir by Sarfraz Manzoor, who also worked on the script.
Coming soon to Seattle will be the first-ever performance in the United States of the Chinese classic tale, “The Butterfly Lovers,” told in dance by the Beijing Dance Academy, under the direction and choreography of Li Hengda from Bellevue’s Hengda Dance Academy.
The challenge: Take a script about gay penguins, working with not-necessarily-gay penguins and human zookeepers, to save home, hearth, and hearts in a world on the brink of collapse—and make it funny, warm, accessible, and even kid-friendly.
The famous Chinese love story, The Butterfly Lovers (Liang Shanbo yu Zhu YingTai), is coming to Seattle’s McCaw Hall in September, with the Beijing Dance Academy, thanks to Li Hengda of Hengda Dance Academy.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Vancouver, B.C.-based comedian Ed Hill released his latest comedy album, Son of Smiley, in June. The live album, recorded in front of an audience in Vancouver, highlights the comedian’s wit and observational humor on relationships and family. Originally from Taiwan, Ed had been touring Canada and the United States […]
Very few folks grow up with not one, but two martial arts experts for parents. But for Mark Dacascos, who excels on the workout floor, as well as on the silver screen, that was all simply part of growing up.
“I didn’t consider myself a funny person,” said Ye, before her life as a comic. “I’d say things about my life and people laughed. It was the way I thought about life that people just found funny.”
In the new Seattle Opera Center, a quote by the Opera’s founder, Glynn Ross, reads in part, “We are not custodians of the old order. We are not curators of establishment art. We must be oriented towards the future…”
Last spring, actor and comedian Mary Sohn landed on a network TV show after years of hard work performing on cruise ships and waiting tables. Sohn was talking to her mom who, at that point, was finally much more on board with her daughter’s unconventional career path.
The Japanese pop girl group Perfume conquered their native country, branched out to international touring, and became the first J-Pop group ever to be booked at California’s prestigious Coachella Festival. They’re also performing at the Paramount Theatre on April 10.