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 […]
Magical Grammy’s night for Filipino Bruno Mars
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, […]
A-pop: counting down the TOP 10 2014 API cheers and jeers
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 […]
A-pop! Yay Superbowl, boo TV sitcom — A new year begins in Asian pop culture
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 […]
Northwest teen Alana Raye to release single by Jan. 1
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.
Korean marriage scandal shocks fans
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.
A year of possibilities? – A-pop! is a monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture
Happy New Year to my fellow pop-culture junkies! December was a fairly slow month. Two films, “The Social Network” and “Rabbit Hole,”
The 2010 celebrity wall of fame/shame
Unlike last year, 2010 was a pretty successful year for Asian celebrities, particularly in music and television.
Who wants to marry Lucy Liu?
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.