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Lia Chang: Kenny Endo 35th Anniversary Concert Tour


Kenny Endo and the Gateway touring ensemble featuring Kenny Endo (taiko), Kaoru Watanabe (bamboo flutes, taiko), Hitoshi Hamada (vibraphone), Tadayoshi Yasuda (shamisen), and Shoko Hikage (koto)are currently on the Kenny Endo 35th Anniversary Concert Tour to MI, PA, MD, VA, NY though November 20. I’ll get to see them at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University in New York on November 20. Below are the tour cities and dates:

November 6, 2010 8 pm
Kenny Endo at
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA
“Gateway – ‘Ma’ vs Groove” Touring Ensemble
featuring Kenny Endo (taiko), Kaoru Watanabe (bamboo flutes, taiko), Hitoshi Hamada (vibraphone), Tadayoshi Yasuda (shamisen), and Shoko Hikage (koto)
Tickets: (412) 322-1773 x 8
$23 Adult, $18.50 Students, $10 Children 12 and under
Presented by the Japan America Society of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh.
Sponsored in part by the Japan Foundation; Tradex, a National Organization for Traditional Artists Exchange; Taiko Arts Center; Toshiba International Foundation; Japan Iron and Steel Federation; Mitsubishi Endowments at the University of Pittsburgh; and The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)

November 8, 2010 7:30 pm
Kenny Endo at McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
“Gateway – ‘Ma’ vs Groove” Touring Ensemble
featuring
Kenny Endo (taiko), Kaoru Watanabe (bamboo flutes, taiko),
Hitoshi Hamada (vibraphone), Tadayoshi Yasuda (shamisen), and Shoko Hikage (koto)
Sponsored in part by the Japan Foundation; Tradex, a National Organization for Traditional Artists Exchange; and Taiko Arts Center

November 10, 2010 7:30 pm
Kenny Endo at Mary Washington University
Dodd Auditorium
Fredericksburg, VA
“Gateway – ‘Ma’ vs Groove” Touring Ensemble
featuring
Kenny Endo (taiko), Kaoru Watanabe (bamboo flutes, taiko),
Hitoshi Hamada (vibraphone), Tadayoshi Yasuda (shamisen), and Shoko Hikage (koto)
Sponsored in part by the Japan Foundation; Tradex, a National Organization for Traditional Artists Exchange; and Taiko Arts Center

November 13, 2010 8 pm
Kenny Endo at Charles B. Wang Center, Stonybrook University-SUNY
New York, NY
“Gateway – ‘Ma’ vs Groove” Touring Ensemble
featuring
Kenny Endo (taiko), Kaoru Watanabe (bamboo flutes, taiko),
Hitoshi Hamada (vibraphone), Tadayoshi Yasuda (shamisen), and Shoko Hikage (koto)
Tickets: Students $10, Seniors $15, General Admission $20, VIP $35
Sponsored in part by the Japan Foundation; Tradex, a National Organization for Traditional Artists Exchange; and Taiko Arts Center

November 15, 2010 7 pm
Conversations in Taiko: Lecture and Performance on Japanese Drums by Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe at Princeton University, Taplin Auditorium
Princeton, NJ

November 19, 2010 8 pm
Kenny Endo at Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
“Gateway – ‘Ma’ vs Groove” Touring Ensemble
featuring
Kenny Endo (taiko), Kaoru Watanabe (bamboo flutes, taiko),
Hitoshi Hamada (vibraphone), Tadayoshi Yasuda (shamisen), Shoko Hikage (koto), and Miles Endo (taiko)
Sponsored in part by the Japan Foundation; Tradex, a National Organization for Traditional Artists Exchange; and Taiko Arts Center

November 20, 2010
TAIKO THUNDER Kenny Endo at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University
New York, NY
“Gateway – ‘Ma’ vs Groove” Touring Ensemble
featuring
Kenny Endo (taiko), Kaoru Watanabe (bamboo flutes, taiko), Hitoshi Hamada (vibraphone), Tadayoshi Yasuda (shamisen), Shoko Hikage (koto), and Miles Endo (taiko)
TIckets: 212.545.7536 OR http://www.worldmusicinstitute.org/event.php?id=1066Presented by World Music Institute and Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Sponsored in part by the Japan Foundation; Tradex, a National Organization for Traditional Artists Exchange; and Taiko Arts Center


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Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer, an award-winning multimedia journalist.

As a photographer and videographer, Lia collaborates with artists, organizations and companies in establishing their documentary photo archive and social media presence. She has been documenting her colleagues and contemporaries in the arts, fashion and journalism since making her stage debut as Liat in the National Tour of South Pacific, with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden.

This year, selections of Lia’s archive of Asian Pacific Americans in the arts, fashion, journalism, politics and space will become part of newly created LIA CHANG THEATER PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO in the ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTION housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division’s Asian American Pacific Islander Collection.

Lia’s portraits and performance photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, Gourmet, German Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, The Paris Review, VIBE, TV Guide, Daily Variety, Interior Design, American Theatre, Broadwayworld.com, Life & Style, OUT, New York Magazine, InStyle, Timeout.com, Villagevoice.com, Playbill.com, Theatermania.com, thelmagazine.com, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post. A former syndicated arts and entertainment columnist for KYODO News, Lia is the New York Bureau Chief for AsianConnections.com. She writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and this Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog.

 

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