By Peggy Chapman Bruno Mars (Peter Gene Hernandez) won six Grammy awards this January, including Best Album for 24K Magic and Best Song of the year. His background is eclectic — his mother was Filipina, and his father is from Puerto Rico and also part Jewish. He was raised in Hawaii. His father nicknamed him […]
By: DAVID BAUDE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards seemed poised to make this a triumphant year for rap at music’s showcase event — until Bruno Mars crashed the party. The song and dance man of Filipino and Puerto Rican descent, won all six awards he was nominated for on Jan. 28, […]
By Vivian Nguyen NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY How is 2014 coming to an end already? It seems like I had started reporting on 2013 pop culture news just a few short months ago. Now, it’s time to reflect on all the media triumphs and drama from the past year. Ready? 10. Pinkberry CEO gets jail […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Pop culture meets sports! Something big happened in Seattle this past weekend. Perhaps you caught it on TV? Our city celebrated a big win with the Super Bowl this past Sunday — congrats to the Seahawks and the 12th man! — and the big game included an incredible halftime […]
Alana Raye, 17, is releasing her new single by Jan. 1, which will be followed by her debut EP next spring. Singer-songwriter Raye is a Seattle-born artist who now lives in Portland, Ore.
In April, TIME magazine released its annual 100 most influential people in the world list, highlighting individuals for their powerful contributions or status in society.
Happy New Year to my fellow pop-culture junkies! December was a fairly slow month. Two films, “The Social Network” and “Rabbit Hole,”
Unlike last year, 2010 was a pretty successful year for Asian celebrities, particularly in music and television.
I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season because it looks like our favorite celebrities are! I have plenty of good news this month and a little bit of bad news.