Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) principal dancer Noelani Pantastico has announced that after a 25-year dancing career, she is retiring to accept a position on the faculty of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB). Pantastico trained at CPYB before being hired at PNB in 1997. “Leaving this magnificent career is one of the most difficult, heart-wrenching decisions […]
Kin On Health Care Center announced on Jan. 7 that CEO Min Chang has accepted another position outside of Kin On and that the Board of Directors has appointed Michael Woo as interim CEO, effective March 1. “We are so fortunate to have Michael’s steadfast leadership in place during this time of transition,” said Board […]
Luly Yang won nine awards in fashion design at the 15th Annual International Design Awards. The Seattle-based designer claimed four Honorable Mentions, a Bronze Award, two Silvers, and two Gold Awards for her contributions to the industry. The Gold Winners include the Luly Yang Bridal collection and her designs for the Alaska Airlines Uniform Program. […]
Time is running out to see the Chinese American WWII Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Display at the Wing Luke Museum. The display will be in the museum lobby through Jan. 28. Wing Luke Museum is open from Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cindy Wong-Li, the corporate relations manager at Vibrant Cities, was honored on Jan. 13 for her role in organizing the Unity of Voices event. She received a gift and Certificate of Appreciation. At Vibrant Cities, Wong-Li manages and cultivates corporate relationships and events, which aligns with her love to build and sustain the community. She […]
Starbucks is carrying out a limited test of two beverages “made with coffee pearls” at two stores this winter, including one in Bellevue, Business Insider reported. A spokesperson declined to share further details, but a viral TikTok video posted by @kirbyssister shows a sign at a Starbucks store telling customers to “try our new coffee […]
SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon has been selected to lead Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) as its president for 2022. Kwon is starting his seventh year on the SeaTac City Council and previously served as APAMO’s treasurer for the past five years. Kwon stated he would like to “build a more sustainable, equitable, and […]
On Jan. 4, Sam Cho was elected as vice president of the Port of Seattle Commission, and the newly elected commissioner Toshiko Hasegawa will serve as secretary. The commission has its first people of color majority in its history. Hamdi Mohamed also took office last week.
Korey Watari has teamed up with her husband, Pixar artist and creator of the Ellie series, Mike Wu, to create “I Am Able to Shine”—a picture book to be published in May. It is the story of Keiko, a young Japanese American girl with big dreams, and about embracing your identity and being true to […]
For the first time in its 130-year history, Jung Ho-yeon is the first East Asian to grace the cover as a solo feature for Vogue magazine. The South Korean model received international recognition after the global success of the Netflix series, “Squid Game,” in which she played Kan Sae-byeok, aka player 067. In 2019, Priyanka […]