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Two-time Tony Nominee and Emmy Winner André De Shields Performs FREDERICK DOUGLASS: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory and Speaks on The Wisdome of the Ancient Art of Storytelling at AFP 2014: Change Through Stories, Sept. 8-9, 2014

Two-time Tony Nominee and Emmy Winner André De Shields Performs FREDERICK DOUGLASS: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory and Speaks on the Wisdome of The Ancient Art of Storytelling at AFP 2014: Change Through Stories, Sept. 8-9, 2014

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Photos: Maxine Hong Kingston, Billie Tsien, Bill T. Jones, Linda Ronstadt, John Kander, Julia Alvarez, Jeffrey Katzenberg Receive 2013 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama

Photos: Maxine Hong Kingston, Billie Tsien, Bill T. Jones, Linda Ronstadt, John Kander, Julia Alvarez, Jeffrey Katzenberg Receive 2013 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama

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Golden Globe Winner James Shigeta, Veteran of Film and TV, Dies at 85; Excerpts of 2007 A/P/A Institute Q & A with Sukhdev Sandhu

James Shigeta, a top Asian-American actor of the early 1960s who starred in the screen adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song, died on July 28, 2014. Here are excerpts of 2007 Q & A conducted by Sukhdev Sandhu, Assistant Professor of English and Asian/Pacific/American Studies at NYU and film critic, following the viewing of Samuel Fuller’s 1959 noir THE CRIMSON KIMONO, at the James Shigeta Film Festival in New York. http://wp.me/pla1d-9NR

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Lia Chang: Dinner with André De Shields at Chez Josephine

On a balmy summer night in July, I joined André De Shields and Merle Frimark for Summer Restaurant Week at Jean-Claude Baker’s Chez Josephine on Theater Row in New York.

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Aug. 17: David Henry Hwang, Adriane Lenox, Chuck Cooper, Kevin Carolan, Stephanie J. Block, Caissie Levy & More will Sleep on the Streets for Covenant House’s Sleep Out: Broadway Edition

Aug. 17: David Henry Hwang, Adriane Lenox, Chuck Cooper, Kevin Carolan, Stephanie J. Block, Caissie Levy & More will Sleep on the Streets for Covenant House’s Sleep Out: Broadway Edition

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Lia Chang Photos: Artist Arlan Huang, One Brush Stroke at a Time

Arlan Huang recently received a 2013-2014 CALL, or Creating A Living Legacy Award, from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, which provides support to visual artists in creating, through organizing and inventorying, comprehensive documentation of their artworks and careers.

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Aug. 16: Hiroshima & Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble Perform Benefit Concerts for Palo Alto Buddhist Temple 100th Anniversary

The Palo Alto Buddhist Temple is presenting two benefit concerts featuring Hiroshima and Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble at Schultz Cultural Arts Hall at the Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

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Hemlock Grove’s Joel de la Fuente stars in Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths at ACT, Helmed by Lisa Rothe, July 31-Aug. 3

Drama Desk nominee Joel de la Fuente can currently be seen in the second season of the original series, “Hemlock Grove,” as Dr. Johann Pryce, exclusively available on Netflix.

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Lia Chang: Joe Mantegna, Delta Burke, Gerald McRaney, President Bill Clinton and More Remember Meshach Taylor

Designing Women’s Meshach Taylor lost his battle with cancer last month at the age of 67. 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. More than 400 friends, family and fans of actor Meshach honored his life and legacy at a homegoing memorial service in LA on July 6, 2014.

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Lia Chang Photos and Video: Ben Vereen Performs at Carnegie Hall in The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream

Ben Vereen performed Stephen Schwartz’s “For Good,” from Wicked, at Carnegie Hall in New York on Monday, June 23, 2014, as part of The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream.

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Lia Chang Photos and Video: Obba Babatunde and cast members from the original cast of Dreamgirls perform at Carnegie Hall in The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream

Obba Babatunde and cast members from the original cast of Dreamgirls, performed “Steppin’ to the Bad Side,” at Carnegie Hall in New York on Monday, June 23, 2014, as part of The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream.

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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: Late Night Singing with Garth Kravits at 54 Below with The Skivvies, at Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at Birdland and Michael Raye’s Soul Gathering

Garth Kravits sings with The Skivvies at 54 Below, at Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at Birdland and Michael Raye’s Soul Gathering.

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Remembering Civil Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama, 1921-2014

Remembering Civil Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama, 1921-2014

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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: Empire State Building on a Crisp Winter’s Night

Lia Chang: The Empire State Building at Dusk

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Aug. 1: AAWW Celebrates Publication of Ed Lin’s New Novel Ghost Month with Night Market Party at Taipei Cultural Center

On Friday, August 1, 2014, Asian American Writers Workshop (AAWW) is celebrating the publication of Ed Lin’s new novel Ghost Month with a Taiwanese party: the night market, at the Taipei Cultural Center in New York at 6:00 PM.

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Jun. 28: Jane Ann Valentine of The Daisy Collective and More to Perform in Cherry POP: Fluid Edition at Cherry Lane Theatre

Cherry Lane Theatre’s Junior Board presents Cherry POP: Fluid Edition, Monday, July 28, 2014, at 7pm in the Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street in the West Village.

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