Korean American singer-songwriter, Clara Chung, also known as Clara C, is not only making her mark amongst the Asian American talent in the States. Following her first international tour, it is apparent that Chung is spreading her talent overseas—as seen in her recent spotlight in Seventeen Magazine, Malaysia.
Raised in Los Angeles, California, and a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, Chung began her musical journey on Youtube and made a name for herself after winning Los Angeles’ Kollaboration 10, KAC Media Juice Night, and ISA 2009.
Chung’s soul-soothing talents stretch beyond her guitar strings. Though she is pursuing music full-time, Chung also works part-time teaching autistic children.
Clara’s first international tour took her to Asia and Australia where she visited Singapore, Malaysia, Manila, Korea, Tokyo, Sydney and Melbourne promoting her debut album The Art in My Heart.
To view the article, visit: http://www.17.com.my/2012/01/youtube%E2%80%99s-sweetest-clara-c/
Forget Valentine’s Day, December is also one of the most popular months to pop the question. And, apparently, it was John Legend’s proposal month of choice. The soul singer proposed to his Thai-Norwegian model girlfriend, Christine Teigen, over the Christmas holiday weekend while the couple was vacationing in the Maldives.
Originally from Snohomish, Washington, Teigen made her debut in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010. Following their engagement, the couple, who have been together for over four years, flew to Thailand to spend time with Teigen’s parents and sister.
We all knew she could put on makeup, but what we didn’t know is that she can act. But, really, that isn’t too surprising. Her voice is so soothing that she could probably put newborns to sleep, and her appearance can only be magnified with her stealer makeup techniques.
At only 24-years-old, the #1 most subscribed woman on YouTube, Vietnamese-American make-up artist, Michelle Phan, is embarking on a new venture—incorporating short films into her already whimsical make up and beauty tutorial videos.
Just in time for December 31st, Phan’s latest YouTube video is a hybrid short film and makeup tutorial, “Midnight Kiss”, featuring actor Justin Chon. In the video, Phan re-creates every girl’s dream of the perfect Cindarella-esque kiss at midnight, equipped with a drop-dead-gorgeous New Year’s Eve party look.
Best Quotes of 2011.
“Teehee” – Youtube star Ryan Higa. Yes, this has been around before this year. No, it has not gotten old.
2011 gave us some great stuff. Here, Audrey Magazine’s Florence share her picks of the year’s Best Blogs.
I have pretty horrible fashion sense and not much creativity when it comes to putting an outfit together. This makes it easy for me to appreciate those with their own unique sense of style. Rumi Neely has just that. Neely is able to put together the grunge and glamour of high-end, commercial and vintage pieces with ease. Not only are her fashion choices inspiring to look at, but Neely, who is of Japanese, Dutch, and Scottish is gorgeous as well. Since its’ birth in 2008, FashionToast has become an influential digital montage of high-res photos of Neely modeling her effortlessly chic style, while letting readers in on her purchases, travels, and adventures. Continue Reading »
As Asian American women in today’s society, it is important to remember where we came from, our roots, and give ourselves the opportunity to connect with others sharing our stories to relate our differences and similarities.
In light of 13 Minutes’ recent release of the new collection of stories, “Pho For Life: A Melting Pot of Thoughts,” I chatted with “Pho For Life” contributor, Kelly Banh about her story, experiences, and inspirational view of the road of life.
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This Week’s Happenings 12.17-12.24
Here we are again. It’s the end of another year and we’re stuck asking ourselves where the time went while hurriedly adjusting our Santa Hats and fastening the sequins on our New Year’s Eve ensemble. While we’re waiting under the mistletoe, however, here are some things to keep ourselves occupied until the clock strikes midnight.
When: December 23 (2D & 3D)
Where: Theaters Worldwide
Official Site: http://don2thefilm.com/
From the upcoming action thriller DON 2 comes the glamorous new music video for “Dushman Mera”. The video features the movie’s stars Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra. DON 2 is this winter’s most eagerly awaited Bollywood Films. Directed by Farhan Akhtar and with new music from Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, the film is set to open in theaters worldwide on December 23 in both 2D and 3D versions. Continue Reading »
Seeing one music video from JIN Akanishi was all the test drive I needed to confirm that this top-selling Warner Music artist, Japanese vocalist, musician, and actor has taken the U.S. by storm.
Akanishi’s single, “Test Drive featuring Jason Derulo”, which debuted on November 8th, is currently at the #1 spot on the iTunes Dance Album Chart.
“I’m so grateful for all the overwhelming support from my fans,” says Akanishi, “It’s wonderful to know that they enjoy my new music.”
What sets JIN in the driver’s seat, aside from his good looks, luscious locks, and undeniable talent, is the apparent drive and determination that his character displays.
On the day of the debut of his single in the US, JIN arrived at The Beverly Center in Los Angeles where he was greeted by 300 eager fans gathered to help celebrate the release of his single hosted by KIIS FM On-Air personality, Jesse Lozano.
After a live performance of “Test Drive”, JIN was asked, “What kind of influence do you want to have on the kids in the U.S.?”
“I want them to pursue their dreams,” he responded. “Never give up, and smile, because we were born to smile.”
It looks like JIN’s fans will be smiling into the New Year, as he is currently working on a full English album set to be released in March of 2012.
Just in time for the season of giving and charitable events comes the 10th annual Unforgettable Gala. The gala will be hosted by the creators of KoreAm, the oldest and most widely circulated English-language monthly magazine for the Asian American community. Unforgettable is set to benefit the Mixed Roots foundation, an organization that serves as a resource to the adoptee community aiming to create more awareness of the adoption experience.
The event will take place on Saturday, December 3 at the legendary Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles; and hosted by actor/comedian Randall Park.
KoreAm is set to honor four individuals with achievement awards, including football player Hines Ward, Chef Roy Choi, actor Sung Kang, and director Jennifer Yuh Nelson. The evening will include performances by: Ameriie, Dia Frampton, Jay Park, I.AM.ME, and KINJAZ. An after party presented by Hite/Jinro will follow immediately after the gala with an open bar and Kogi BBQ Truck tacos.
This star-studded affair promises to be one of the premiere entertainment events of the year in the Korean American community.
The event is SOLD OUT, but we still have tickets for the after-party! For tickets and more even information, visit: http://www.iamkoream.com/unforgettable2011/
I’ll admit that I’m not a Gleek; which I’ll attribute to the fact that I cannot sing. This makes it tough to get into shows which revolve around just that. That was until Harry. First of all, I’m interested in any Asian American that can make it onto Prime Time. But Harry, well, Harry is a pop and lock that I can flex my eyes to without having to sing a note. Continue Reading »