While for us here at Audrey, every day is an Asian American/Pacific Islander heritage celebration, for the rest of the U.S., it’s May and that means it’s officially Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Congratulations on being us!
Get your chips, dip and plenty of beer ready. It’s the Superbowl!
And just in time — we have this exclusive, must-see pre-game video of Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers, talking about not just growing up Korean and African American, but why he’s proud to be appointed to the White House’s Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
For the first time, a talent search is going on specifically for Mainland Pacific Island entertainers. The Weekend in Polynesia Organization are looking for singers between the ages of 18 and 30, who are interested in furthering their careers in the music entertainment industry. If you are of Pacific Islander descent and looking to break into the music industry, make sure you audition! Winners will have the opportunity to attend workshops like vocal coaching, financial management, in-studio practice session at local record companies, and much much more.
Auditions will be held on January 29 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Redondo Beach Masonic Lodge, 116 Ruby Street (Catalina Avenue), Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
First round of auditions take place in January with February and March as the last two audition rounds. If you have friends or family that you want to support and cheer for you, feel free to invite them! If anything, they are more than welcome to come be your personal cheerleaders.
For more information or online application, check out their website: www.weekendinpolynesia.com