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)