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Telly Leung, Lei Pasifika, Yumi Kurosawa, Soh Daiko to perform for The Met’s Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration on May 22

Soh Daiko, Telly Leung and Lei Pasifika will perform at The Met's APA Heritage Month celebration on May 22, 2015. Credit: Image: Soh Daiko, Matsuri Carnegie. Photograph by Matthew Tom Wolverton | Telly Leung, Photograph by Leslie Bohm | Phillip Howell for Lei Pasifika of Lotus Music & Dance

Soh Daiko, Telly Leung and Lei Pasifika will perform at The Met’s APA Heritage Month celebration on May 22, 2015. Credit: Image: Soh Daiko, Matsuri Carnegie. Photograph by Matthew Tom Wolverton | Telly Leung, Photograph by Leslie Bohm | Phillip Howell for Lei Pasifika of Lotus Music & Dance

The Multicultural Audience Development Initiative of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with performances by Glee‘s Telly Leung, veteran Broadway performer and star of the upcoming Broadway production of Allegiance; and featuring traditional ancient hula and Tahitian dances by Lei Pasifika of Lotus Music & Dance; koto player Yumi Kurosawa; and taiko drumming by Soh Daiko on Friday, May 22, 2015. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028.

The first act will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. in the Great Hall, followed by performances in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Doors to the Auditorium will open at 6:00 p.m. For more details, email audience.development@metmuseum.org or call (212) 650-2525.

Please note: Seating for this event is first come, first served.

This event is part of MetFridays: New York’s Night Out.

Free with Museum admission

In addition, the Museum’s Great Hall Balcony Bar is now offering a special menu—edamame, yakitori, grilled salmon rolls, sake, etc.—crafted by the Met’s chefs in conjunction with the exhibition Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and the Met.

Recommended Admission
(Admission at the main building includes same-week admission to The Cloisters)
Adults $25.00, seniors (65 and over) $17.00, students $12.00
Members and children under 12 accompanied by adult free
Express admission may be purchased in advance at www.metmuseum.org/visit
For More Information (212) 535-7710; www.metmuseum.org

cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon and Taxman. She has guest starred on “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” and “New York Undercover.” Lia starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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