By Mark Kennedy AP Drama Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Llana got his first professional acting gig by trying on his dream role: professional actor. The talented singer and performer was 19 when he skipped class to attend an Equity audition for the 1996 Broadway revival of “The King and I,” despite not […]
TV, Broadway’s Conrad Ricamora on a ‘life-changing’ moment
By Mark Kennedy NEW YORK (AP) — Conrad Ricamora’s acting career is on fire of late. He may want to thank his genes. He’s on ABC’s hot new drama “How To Get Away with Murder” and he’s also singing on Broadway in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical “The King and I.” Not bad for a […]
Short stories about APIs — NWAW’s monthly must-reads
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “The Wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya” By Nagaru Tanigawa Little, Brown and Company, 2011 In this latest installment of the Haruhi Suzumiya series, we join Haruhi, Kyon, and the rest of the S.O.S. Brigade (“Save the World By Overloading It With Fun Harhui Suzumiya”) in a new set of misadventures. […]
Philippines leader panned for lavish New York meal
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s aides struggled to explain a reported $20,000 dinner bill racked up by her and her entourage in New York while the Philippines was mourning the passing of former leader Corazon Aquino.