Beats Per Mnet (BPM) is the Asian pop culture cable channel’s newest primetime lifestyle show, featuring everything from fashion advice to on-location segments about food to interviews with Asian celebrities. Model and actress Yvonne Lu chats with Audrey about being the face of the daily two-hour series “where Asian pop lives.”
ISSUE: Fall 2011
DEPT: Plugged In
HED: Beats Per Mnet’s Yvonne Lu
STORY: Shirley Lau
The show’s goal: I want our viewers to feel like they’re our best friends. When we go on these shoots where we go out to eat at a cool restaurant or go find a cool new shop to buy things at, I want our viewers to feel like they’re with us and we’re experiencing it together.
Working with co-host PK: He’s not just a pretty face. (Laughs) We had an instant rapport. He’s the best friend that you’ve always wanted — very cool, very funny. It’s challenging because we always have to be quick on our feet and play off each other. Whatever you see on set is literally what you see behind the scenes.
Why we need BPM: I think it’s a really cool platform for Asian entertainers and public figures to showcase their talents and skills. We have all walks of life come on our show and that’s really important because it allows you to think outside the box. Sometimes in a traditional Asian family, your parents expect you to do certain things, and now we’re showing you it’s OK to do other things, as long as you follow your heart.
Details Airs Monday through Friday at 7 pm and 10 pm. Check Mnet.com for local listings.
— Shirley Lau
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After seeing the amazing line-up for Kollaboration 11 you know you just had to go! Well you might be able to for FREE! Audrey Magazine is hosting a ticket giveaway for this Saturday’s Kollaboration 11 at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live.
Doesn’t this look so exciting?
We have our hands on ONE (1) pair of Premium Orchestra and ONE (1) pair of Loge/Mezzanine tickets for two lucky Audrey readers!
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If I could sum up my first Kollaboration Acoustic 5 show viewing experience, I would liken it to a mug of vanilla latte with whipped cream.
I have never been to the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, so I wasn’t prepared on Friday when I was greeted by a beautiful canopy of palm trees and other greenery that served as the show’s lush background as I got ushered to my seat. The theater was constructed with warm camel stones, inviting the viewer to comfortably enjoy the performance on its smooth even stage. Moody lighting beautifully lit the performers and helped to create the intimate environment, and the house itself felt like we were all seated in a cavernous bowl, a friendly one.
It’s almost here!
For those of you who don’t know what it is, Kollaboration was founded in 2000 by Paul “PK” Kim as an Asian and Pacific Islander (API) organization and movement as an annual event to foster API talent, professionals, and youth and bring them into mainstream media under the mantra and its mission statement Empowerment Through Entertainment.
I was fortunate enough to be on the Boston team, and believe me, this show is worth your time and money.
Here are the contestants in a music video of a cover of Yael Naim‘s New Soul.
This year, there will be a special guest performance by singer Priscilla Ahn and comedian KT Tatara. VIP ticket holders will get preferred seating and have a meet & greet opportunity with Priscilla Ahn.
Date: Friday, June 17, 2011
Time: 8:30PM (Doors Open 6:30PM)
Venue: Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd, East, Hollywood, CA 90068
$20 General Admission, $30 VIP Admission (preferred seating)
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