Accompanied by Angeleno rapper Bambu, the Seattle-based hip-hop duo Blue Scholars, is headlining their first national tour for the release of their new album Cinemetropolis. The cinema-themed album was produced by Persian American DJ Sabzi with lyrics by Filipino American MC Geologic.
The album features songs covering day-to-day topics such as food and love to more worldly ideas such as police brutality and class divisions. Yuri Kochiyama is one of the namesake song on the Scholars’ album, a tribute to the Japanese American human rights activist, her values, and her work.
The tour will begin in Vancouver, Canada on September 14 and will travel throughout the States with a final performance in NYC on November 11. For the complete list of tour dates, visit their website.
With a southern drawl that would charm the pants off ya, Henry Cho has a new show scheduled to air tonight, September 8 at 8 pm EST/PST on the Great American Country (GAC). The Henry Cho Show will feature sketches, stand ups, videos, country artists, and much more to come.
It’s 80 percent harder to develop a clean act. Every comedian knows that.
A full-blooded Korean born and bred in Knoxville, Tennessee, Cho prides himself for his clean comedy that is not only family friendly but also relateable. Much of his material is a reflection of his personal life, and his honest, straightforward delivery is a refreshing change from comedy based on four letter words and crude remarks.
With 25+ years of stand up experience under his belt, Cho will be sure to deliver.
Clear your schedule for next Saturday folks because the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles (KCCLA) is bringing to the Ford Amphitheater its highly anticipated production of Rhythm and Passion of Korea, a fusion of Southern Korean tradition and modernity through music and dance.
Chisa Hidaka gets to do something many dream of doing: she gets to dance with dolphins.
As a child, the Japanese American found herself drawn to dolphins but found them especially enchanting after a documentary she saw on TV. The most memorable shot for her was at the film’s ending: Robin Williams is suspended in water with an aged Atlantic spotted dolphin, quietly staring into each other’s eyes. ”After I saw that, I felt an inexplicable need to know what that was like, to be mind to mind with a wise old dolphin,” says Hidaka.
She went on a journey that spanned several years before she found the same dolphins from the show. What she discovered was how their graceful movements were not unlike people dancing. When she dove into the water with them, she found herself with underwater dancers.
This past summer, the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas hosted the ENK WSA Show, the most comprehensive footwear and accessories biannual show in the world. Twenty10 Footwear was one of many exhibitors to showcase a sneak preview of its Holiday 2011 and Spring 2012 women’s footwear collection.
Based in Los Angeles, Twenty10 Footwear has a full collection of women’s shoe styles ranging from flats to rainboots to sneakers and pumps. What makes this brand special is that it exclusively holds the Hello Kitty license for women’s footwear.
Want something retro with a modern spin to add some pizzazz to your outfits?
Then check out Smitten NYC, a line intended to bring you just that. Founded in 2008 and available in department and online retail stores, Smitten is dedicated to bringing functional yet fashionable clothes with a vintage feel and a modern cut.
Best known for her stoner girlfriend role in Knocked Up and her work in Paper Heart, comedian-actress Charlyne Yi will join the cast of House as a doctor on what may be the show’s final season.
It’ll be interesting to see what she does with what may be her first dramatic role, especially with her comedic background. Yi was recently seen in the comedy TV series Love Bites and is currently shooting This is Forty with Leslie Mann and Jason Segel.
Season 8 of House premieres on FOX this fall.
What do you think Yi will bring to the table?
I died watching this video.
Like, literally, on my laptop, with my face 2 inches from the screen, writhing and making weird death sounds.
I’m one of those unfortunate chicks who eat up sappy love stories because I always sit there and pretend that I’m the cutesy little girl who gets to magically fall in love and everything is all rainbows and butterflies and I’m holding hands with flowers and gems are falling from my mouth as I sing songs to forest critters. Everything I touch turns to gold, all babies and puppies love me, and I can do no evil.
So needless to say, when I saw Clara C‘s new music video for The Camel Song as she merrily skips through jolly forests and eating pizza in a cartoon cafe with Ryan Higa, I’m in agony.
Who is the White Frog?
I don’t know either, but coming this fall from Wentertainment Productions and Chris Lee Productions is the new indie feature White Frog directed by Quentin Lee (The People I’ve Slept With). Written by mother-daughter team Fabienne Wen and Ellie Wen with playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) as its script advisor, the film focuses on high school freshman Nick Young (The Twilight Saga‘s Booboo Stewart) who struggles with mild Asperger’s syndrome. The troubled and neglected teen idolizes his perfect older brother Chaz (Glee‘s Harry Shum Jr.), but his life takes a sharp turn and a leap after fate plays a hand in his brother’s life.
Actor Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, Speed) is negotiating with China Film Group and Village Roadshow Pictures for his directorial debut of Man of Tai Chi. The Mandarin-English-language movie will not only feature Reeves himself as a villain but also Tiger Chen, a kung fu member in The Matrix.
How do you think Keanu will fare behind the cameras?