Pilipino-American actor, voice actor, poet, and dancer Dante Basco is more commonly known for his role as Zuko in the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and Rufio in the live-action Peter Pan film- Hook. More recently, Basco has produced and starred in Hang Loose.
Directed by Ryan Kawamoto, Hang Loose includes a number of known names in the Asian Community including Kevin Wu and Justin Chon. Kinetic Film’s claims, “Our goal is to pioneer an Asian American cultural movement to change the way Asian Americans are portrayed and perceived in film. We want to start a movement that focuses on the topic of Asian American social and cultural change.”
On Friday, seven amazing singers competed at Kollaboration Los Angles but only one came out the winner. Nate Tao, the Taiwanese American singer/songwriter stole the show and will compete at the Kollaboration finals in November.
You first met Teesa when we interviewed her for Audrey’s One to Watch. Now, her newest music video is out and features a cameo by Filipino actor Dante Basco in a reprisal of his role as Rufio, the leader of the Lost Boys from the 1991 film Hook. Check it out!
Daughter solicits mother for advice. Hilarity ensues. Courtesy of Lela Lee.
To help celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month — and an upcoming holiday dedicated to Mothers all around, Audrey Magazine brings you our special Mother’s Day feature: Funniest Advice My Mother Has Ever Given Me. Contributor Ada Tseng talks to different folks in the Asian American community about the words of wisdom bestowed to them from their Asian American mothers. Join us as we count down to Mother’s Day – we’ll be revealing new stories every day!
Mothers — with all their earnest, loving intentions — can often be entertaining, and their advice can be an interesting mix of serious, silly, insightful and mind-boggling (sometimes all rolled up into one zinger you can’t wait to share with your friends). In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked fellow Asian American writers and artists to share the funniest advice they’ve ever gotten from their mothers.
Actor, dancer and spoken word artist Dante Basco (Hook, Take the Lead, Love Don’t Cost a Thing) comes from an illustrious Filipino American entertainment family. His brothers Derek, Darion and Dion are all actors. His sister Arianna is a spoken word artist and actress. Together, they’re quite a force.
This month, the Basco family comes together once again, this time to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with the entire community. WHERE ARE YOU FROM?, an all-day event of culture, music, art and celebration, will take place at The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, on Sunday, May 23.
Of course, being the Bascos, they just had to get their Asian American luminary friends involved in the event. Expect special guests and emcees for the event, including actress and singer Lindsay Price (“Beverly Hills 90210,” “Lipstick Jungle,” and upcoming CD “Someone Like Me”), actress Amy Hill (“King of the Hill,” “American Dad,” “Lilo and Stitch” and upcoming “Kung Fu Panda” series on Nickelodeon), and actor Brian Tee (“The Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo Drift” and TV’s “Crash”) .
Beyond the star power, it’ll be a whole day of programming devoted to the multi-cultural heritages of Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
There’ll be Polynesian dance, muay thai martial arts, comedy and improv, music and even spoken word (Lindsay’s brother Bryan is expected to perform!). Professional boxer Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria will be showing off his other skill — ukelele playing — while DJ Icy Ice from Power 106FM will be spinning tunes. Other performances include a dance by Viva La Vida Dance Company, and a special performance by Jennifer Kumiyama, Miss Wheelchair California 2010.
Bring the kids too — they’ve got all sorts of workshops and goodies to entertain all ages. “We even have a special presentation about the history of the yo-yo,” says Dante Basco. “Not too many people know it originated in the Philippines as a weapon, but on event day, kids will have the opportunity to decorate and take home a yo-yo.”
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? A Celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Hosted by the Basco Family
SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010 12:00pm – 4:00pm
The Museum of Tolerance
9786 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90035-4720
Advanced Ticket Purchase Recommended at 310-772-2505
Tickets: $15.00 (Adults), $12.00 (Seniors), $11.00 (Students)