For 30 years, the Korean Music Association (KMA) — formerly the Korean American Musicians Association of Washington — has been offering free concerts in Seattle, attracting more than 1,000 audiences each year. Two of its founding members, sopranos Young Hee Kim and Kyung-Ah Oh, are still singing and taking part in community events.
While there are only 88 keys on a piano, its rich sounds can conjure up an infinite number of emotions within a listener. Although many Asian/Pacific Islander (API) parents dream that their child would become a classical prodigy, that notion seldom comes into fruition aside from a recital or three.
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Washington (UW) on Oct. 26 at a formal convocation. The ceremony will be presided over by UW President Mark Emmert and will take place in Meany Hall for the Performing Arts on the UW Seattle campus.
The Korean BBQ Cook-Off Competition was held at Luther Burbank Park. It was hosted by the Korean America Coalition of Washington (KAC-WA), Korean American Bar Association (KABA), and Korean America Health Professional Association (KAHPA). More than 110 people attended.
Health Global Connect Inc. is a startup company bringing new health technologies to cancer patients. At its open house on Beacon Hill, it partnered with the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) to launch a beta site in a joint symposium with the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center. Health Global Connect Inc.’s co-founders are Teresa Hau and Lyon Wong.
See Kai Run, a popular manufacturer of the perfect first shoe for new walkers, ranked 196th on the 28th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. See Kai Run is celebrating its 5-year anniversary this fall.
KING 5 co-anchor Lori Matsukawa was named 2009 Communicator of the Year by the Seattle professional chapter of the Association for Women in Communications (AWC). Matsukawa will receive the award on Oct. 17 at the Chapter Awards Breakfast at AWC’s National Conference at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel.
Students of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington (UW) are getting a bonus. As the fall quarter beings, so will the Global Asia Institute — the nation’s first center for Pan-Asian studies.
In a nation that has yet to inaugurate a female president, it can often feel as though the voices of women lose resonance in the midst of a male-dominated political arena.
On any given day, Yoshi Minegishi checks his schedule and reviews the many tasks he has in his queue.