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Rome Neal Seriously Injured in Fall; Fundraisers Set at The Five Spot on October 12 and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on November 6

It’s time to step up for our beloved Rome Neal, an actor, director, producer and jazz vocalist, who broke his ankle and shoulder after a 30 ft. ladder fall while setting lights for a show at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York on September 4, 2014.

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Oct. 2: Alan Muraoka Helms Industry Presentation of BARCELONA by Christine Toy Johnson and Jason Ma, featuring Ali Ewoldt, Arielle Jacobs, Joel Perez and More at The Theatre at CAP21

Oct. 2: Alan Muraoka Helms Industry Presentation of BARCELONA by Christine Toy Johnson and Jason Ma, featuring Ali Ewoldt, Arielle Jacobs, Joel Perez and More at The Theatre at CAP21

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Sept. 27: Yuri Kochiyama Memorial Service at First Corinthian Baptist Church in New York

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Yuri Kochiyama will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at the First Corinthian Baptist Church, 1912 Adam C. Powell Jr. Blvd (corner of W. 116th st) in New York.

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Video: Jeremy Lin Pranks Visitors at Madame Tussauds San Francisco

Video: Jeremy Lin Pranks Visitors at Madame Tussauds San Francisco

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East West Players’ Los Angeles Premiere of “Animals Out of Paper” by Rajiv Joseph, Featuring C.S. Lee and Tess Lina, Opens Sept. 10

C.S. Lee, Tess Lina and Kapil Talwalkar currently featured in East West Players’ LA premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s Animals Out of Paper, through October 5, 2014 at the David Henry Hwang Theater in LA.

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Oct. 10-12: Dan Kwong’s WHAT? NO PING-PONG BALLS? with Kenny Endo at Interact Theatre Company as part of 2014 National Asian American Theater Festival and Conference

Dan Kwong teams up with master taiko artist Kenny Endo for WHAT? NO PING-PONG BALLS?, on Friday, October 10 at 2 P.M., Saturday, October 11 at 7 P.M. and Sunday, October 12 at 2 P.M. at Interact Theatre Company in Philadelphia.

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Sept. 22: Colman Domingo and Dan Butler Lead Cast of Staged Reading of Devin E. Haqq’s Screenplay, AMBITION’S DEBT at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Colman Domingo, Dan Butler,Nathan Darrow, Pernell Walker, Larry Mitchell, Carra Patterson, D. Rubin Green, Kate MacCluggage, Russell G. Jones, Rhett Henckel, Jamie Watkins, and Nicholas Gray set for staged reading of a feature film screenplay, AMBITION’S DEBT, adapted and directed by Devin E. Haqq on September 22, 2014, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Mary Flagler Cary Hall in New York.

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Oct. 8 -12: 2014 National Asian American Theater Conference & Festival Lineup

The 2014 National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival (ConFest) will be held in Philadelphia, PA, from October 8 through October 12, 2014.

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Nicole Ari Parker, Esau Pritchett, Thom Sesma, Everett Quinton and More Set for Antony and Cleopatra at McCarter Theatre through October 5, 2014

Nicole Ari Parker, Esau Pritchett, Thom Sesma, Everett Quinton and More Set for Antony and Cleopatra at McCarter Theatre, September 5 – October 5, 2014.

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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: 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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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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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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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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Broadway Theatre Studio’s THE IMBIBLE in FringeNYC Encore Series at Soho Playhouse, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3

You have four more chances to see the FringeNYC Production of The Imbible: A New Play with Drinks and Music, featuring Anthony Caporale, Ruth Ellen Cheney, Nicole DiMattei, and Ariel Estrada, during the Fringe Encore Series at the Soho Playhouse.

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