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Lia Chang Opening Night Photos: Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks at The Public Theater

Opening Night Photos: Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks at The Public Theater

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Lia Chang Photos: David Byrne, Jaygee Macapugay, Jose Llana and Conrad Ricamora Bring the ‘Here Lies Love’ Disco to the Apple Store Soho

Here Lies Love creator David Byrne brought the disco to the Apple Store Soho in New York on October 25, 2014, with stars Jaygee Macapugay, Jose Llana, and Conrad Ricamora for a conversation with Michael Riedel.

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Lia Chang Multimedia: Ambassador Attalah Shabazz, Tomie Arai, Jamal Joseph, Janice Robinson, Soh Daiko, Taiyo Na and More Celebrate the Life of Yuri Kochiyama in New York

Photos and Video of Yuri Kochiyama Memorial at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem on 9/27/14, featuring excerpts of performances by Soh Daiko, Pua Ali’i ‘llima o Nuioka, Janice Robinson, Taiyo Na, Magnetic North, New Heritage Theatre Group’s Impact Repertory.

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The Fortress of Solitude, starring Adam Chanler-Berat, André De Shields, Kyle Beltran, Kevin Mambo, Rebecca Naomi Jones, extends at The Public through November 16

The Off-broadway production of The Fortress of Solitude, the world premiere musical that features a book by Itamar Moses and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, has been extended through November 16th.

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Lia Chang Photos: Tommy Tune, Bob Avian, Lee Roy Reams, Christine Toy Johnson, Orville Mendoza, Lori Tan Chinn, Raul Aranas, Virginia Wing and More Celebrate 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award Recipient Baayork Lee

Baayork Lee was presented with the 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award, presented by Actors’ Equity Foundation, at the beginning of AEA’s membership meeting on October 10, 2014, at the Actors Equity Building in New York.

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Lia Chang Photo: Fashion Icon Oscar de la Renta 1932-2014

Iconic Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82.

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Lia Chang Photos: Art Salon with Artist Yang Chihung and Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang at New-York Historical Society

Photos: Art Salon with Artist Yang Chihung and Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang at New-York Historical Society

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Garth Kravits on NBC’s The Blacklist

Garth Kravits will be co-starring as a loan officer in the “DR. LINUS CREEL” episode of NBC’s “The Blacklist” on Monday, October 13, 2014. (10:00PM – 11:00PM)

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2014 AUDELCO Nominations Announced; Ceremony at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space on November 17

2014 AUDELCO Nominations Announced; Ceremony at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space on November 17. New York Theatre Workshop’s production of Will Power’s Fetch Clay, Make Man is the leading contender with 11 AUDELCO nominations including Dramatic Production of the Year, Best Playwright (Will Power), Best Lead Actor (K. Todd Freeman), Best Lead Actor (Ray Fisher), Best Lead Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Director of a Dramatic Production (Des McAnuff), Best Supporting Actor (John Earl Jelks), Best Lighting Design (Howard Binkley), Best Set Design (Riccardo Hernandez), Best Costume Design (Paul Tazewell), and Best Sound Design (Darron L. West).

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15 Minutes with Victor Maog, Artistic Director of 2g

Victor Maog, Artistic Director of 2g talks about Sung Rno’s Galois, his path to the Asian American Theater scene, his participation in (TCG)’s SPARK Leadership Program, and being on the directing team of the Disney/ABC Television Group’s New York Talent Showcase.

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Lia Chang Photos: Artist Arlan Huang

Arlan Huang is one of the many local artists who will open their studios for Gowanus Open Studios 2014 on Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19, 2014, from noon – 6:00 pm at 168 7th Street, Suite 2A, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

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Lia Chang Photos: Ali Ewoldt, Arielle Jacobs, Joel Perez, Chris Vasquez, Adam Jacobs, Telly Leung and Alan Muraoka at Christine Toy Johnson and Jason Ma’s Barcelona at The Theatre at CAP21

Last Thursday, I was transported to BARCELONA in The Theatre at CAP21, when I attended a staged reading of a new original musical featuring book and lyrics by Christine Toy Johnson and music and lyrics by Jason Ma, directed by Alan Muraoka.

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Geoffrey Holder, Artist, Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Two-Time Tony Award-winning Director and Costume Designer for The Wiz, Dies at 84; Son Pens Intimate Account of Last Days

On Sunday, October 5, 2014, Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning Trinidadian director, actor, costume designer, painter, dancer, author and choreographer died from complications of pneumonia at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. His son Léo, penned this intimate account of his father’s last days.

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Lia Chang Photos: Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion on View through April 19, 2015 at New York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society is presenting Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, from September 26, 2014 through April 19, 2015, an exhibition which will interpret the legacy of Chinese in the United States as a key element of American history, spanning the late-18th century to the present and all regions of the country.

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Joe Mantegna to Helm ‘Criminal Minds’ Season 10 Episode to Honor the late Meshach Taylor

Actor/director Joe Mantegna will pay tribute to the late Meshach Taylor in an upcoming season 10 episode of “Criminal Minds,” that he will helm, according to a report in EW. The Meshach Taylor Family Fund has been established to help defray ongoing medical and personal expenses the family has incurred during Meshach’s prolonged illness and passing.

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Lia Chang Photos & Video: The Wiz’s André De Shields Sang “So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard” as part of The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream at Carnegie Hall

Two-time Tony nominee André De Shields, who portrayed the title character in The Wiz 40 years ago as of January 2015, brought the house down at Carnegie Hall on Monday, June 23, 2014.

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Lia Chang: Celebrating my mom – AN ACTIVE VISION: BEVERLY UMEHARA…LABOR ACTIVIST…1945-1999

It’s been fifteen years since my mother died and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss her. I wrote this article shortly after her death, highlighting her achievements as an Asian American Union Activist.

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Lia Chang: Juicy Buns at Ollie’s

Juicy buns at Ollie’s. Other Articles by Lia Chang: Dishin’ Favorites: Porchetta is My Lastest Obsession Dishin’ Favorites: Veselka The Dish on Susur Lee and Shang My Empire State Building … Continue reading

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Lia Chang: Empire State Building on a Crisp Winter’s Night

Lia Chang: The Empire State Building at Dusk

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Lia Chang: Dishin’ Favorites: Porchetta is my latest obsession

The pork loin is wrapped in pork belly, highly seasoned with aromatic herbs and spices, garlic, sage, rosemary and wild fennel pollen in the classic Roman tradition, trussed up, then roasted for six hours.

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The Public is presenting Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks through November 16

The Public Theater is presenting FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks through November 16.

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