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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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Photos: Los Angeles Lakers’ Point Guard Jeremy Lin, Unveils His Own Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds San Francisco

Los Angeles Lakers’ point guard Jeremy Lin, Unveils His Own Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds San Francisco on August 21, 2014.

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Aug. 26 – Sept. 20: Chay Yew Helms World Premiere of The Playwrights Realm’s Off-Broadway Production of MY MAÑANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Chay Yew Helms World Premiere of The Playwrights Realm’s Production of MY MAÑANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, August 26 – September 20, 2014.

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Aug. 23-27: The Wallace Roney Orchestra, Lionel Loueke, Kenny Barron, Cindy Blackman Santana and More Set for City Parks Foundation’s Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Aug. 23-27: The Wallace Roney Orchestra, Lionel Loueke, Kenny Barron, Cindy Blackman Santana and More Set for City Parks Foundation’s Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

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Aug. 27: Frank Trenholm Lyman III Memorial Service at St. John’s Episcopal Church; Fund Established for The Lyman Children

A memorial service for Frank Trenholm Lyman III, 46, of Austin, Texas, will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042, at 5:00 PM.

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Sept. 17: Tony Award Winning Playwright David Henry Hwang Talks with A Chinaman’s Chance’s Author Eric Liu at 92nd Street Y

Tony Award Winning Playwright David Henry Hwang Talks with A Chinaman’s Chance’s Author Eric Liu at 92nd Street Y on September 17, 2014.

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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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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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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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Check Out ABC’s ‘Selfie’ Pilot, starring John Cho and Karen Gillan

Check Out ‘Selfie’ Pilot, starring John Cho and Karen Gillan; premieres on September 30, 2014.

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Lia Chang: Catch Jaygee Macapugay as Imeda Marcos in Here Lies Love at The Public through August 23, 2014

Through Saturday, August 23, 2014, Jaygee Macapugay is starring as Imelda Marcos in The Public Theater’s production of Here Lies Love, with Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos, and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino, at The Public Theater’s LuEsther Hall.

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Sept. 11: Shailah Edmonds’ CD Release Party for Moonlight Magic at The Metropolitan Room

Shailah Edmonds’ CD Release Party for Moonlight Magic at The Metropolitan Room on September 11, 2014.

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