Known as the Olympics of choral music, the World Choir Games hosts participants from many countries who gather for the largest international choral competition in the world. The Seattle Chinese Chorus, a Bellevue-based choir with more than 50 members, was the only choir in the state of Washington to compete in the Games. The choir, […]
On July 31, the Japanese Cultural and Community Center welcomed Tetsuo Matsushita to Seattle. Matsushita, a 21-year-old student from the International Christian University, made the journey from Los Angeles, Calif., to Seattle on a bicycle. Matsushita’s 24-day and 1,400-mile solo bike ride was a part of a charity to help raise funds towards Tohoku Relief, […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly And there you have it, I’ve got your attention. It’s as simple as that. If you want attention, just jot down a top five or top 10 list and the world is yours. Of course, as with everything in life, there are rules. Don’t believe me? Here are three […]
Musician and composer Eyvind Kang will join the Cornish College of the Arts’ music department as an adjunct professor. Kang, a Cornish alumnus, has released many albums of his compositions as a violinist and violist, including “Grass” and “The Narrow Garden.” Clarinetist Peggy Dees is also joining the faculty as an adjunct professor. Dees earned […]
On July 20, Washington Park Arboretum’s Japanese Garden was converted to include a ramen cart, sushi bar, and dinner buffet for its third annual garden party, which raised about $45,000. The Japanese Garden Advisory Council, which organized the event, is a group of community members who meet once a month to support the success of […]
By Suzanne Gamboa The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — National Public Radio, criticized in recent years for their lack of diversity of its staff and coverage, is using a $1.5 million grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to put together a six-person team to report stories on race, ethnicity, and culture.
By Todd Richmond and Dinesh Ramde The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — There’s no trial to prepare, no jury to persuade, no judge to hand down a sentence.
The Filipino Community of Seattle presents a dinner and cabaret show featuring cabaret artist Arnaldo! on Sept. 7 titled, “An Evening with Arnaldo! and Friends.” Arnaldo! is based in the Seattle area and has won many awards, including the 2008 New York Bistro Award and top 10 cabarets selected by the San Francisco Bay Times’ […]
In honor of the centennial anniversary of its inaugural 1909 class, the Seattle Japanese Language School (JLS) is requesting that JLS alumni
All things Asian in popular culture! By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Do you hear that sizzle? No, it’s not the sound of an egg cooking on the sidewalk, as summer finally ramps up in Seattle — it’s the sound of scandal sizzling around the world for Asians and Asian Americans alike! July has been […]