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Misha Han performing stand-up comedy. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Misha Han: A Comedian Who Doesn’t Like to Be Called Jackie Chan

Culture, East Asian, New York August 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Sing Tao Daily talks with 25-year-old Misha Han, who’s gaining attention as a stand-up comic.

Celebrating the 12th Salvadorian-American Day Festival (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Long Island Celebrates Its 12th Salvadoran-American Day

Central American, Culture, Long Island August 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Long Island celebrated its 12th Salvadoran-American Day Festival in a massive event in Hempstead that included messages of support for immigrants and TPS beneficiaries, Noticia Long Island reports.

A rally held some months ago in support of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Arts. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

A Clue to Carranza’s Approach to Struggling Schools?

Culture, Education, Manhattan, Youth August 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Chalkbeat examines the case of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts, saved from closure but now subject to a leadership change, and what this might portend for other Renewal schools.

Poster from a reading done in April.

Ancient Chinese Story Coming to Off-Broadway

Culture, East Asian August 6, 2018 at 4:46 pm

The Chinese scholars and students behind “Where is My Maple Town,” a new off-Broadway show set in ancient China, speak to Sing Tao Daily about bringing Chinese stories to theatrical stages in the U.S.

Screen shot of Dance Theatre of Harlem performance video featured in episode of CUNY TV’s “Black America."

On 50 Years of the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Black, Culture, Manhattan August 2, 2018 at 11:08 pm

Ahead of events this weekend marking the 50th anniversary of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, former and current dancers reflect on the opportunities provided by the historic ballet company in an Amsterdam News story.

Pedro Adorno Irizarry in "Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story" (Screen shot from the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC)

‘Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story’

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Puerto Rican August 2, 2018 at 2:53 pm

“Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story,” which tells the story of seven people who died following María, premieres at the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC on Aug. 10.

Ajna Dance Company (from Ajna Facebook profile pictures)

‘Embrace Your Hyphen’ and Celebrate Global Diversity

The fifth annual International Day of Friendship will be held in Brooklyn on Aug. 5, BK Reader reports.

One of Andre Trenier’s murals featuring other artists’ tags in Beatstro. (Photo by Alex Mitchell via Bronx Times)

South Bronx Eatery Hearkens Back to Hip-hop Days

Bronx, Culture, Food August 1, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Beatstro is a new restaurant in the South Bronx with a nostalgic nod to the hip-hop era, reports Bronx Times.

At the opening of the Kazakh exhibition. (Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Celebrating Bukharian and Kazakh Heritage

Central American, Culture, Queens July 30, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Russkaya Reklama covered some events that were part of last month’s “Our Heritage” festival sponsored by the Russian American Federation.

Lucia Bradford (Photo via World Journal)

African American Teacher Finds Internet Fame Singing Chinese Songs

African American, Culture, East Asian July 25, 2018 at 9:26 am

An African American music teacher has become a celebrity on Chinese social media platforms for singing in Chinese, World Journal reports.

(Photo by Mai Nolasco-Carranza, via Bushwick Daily)

Open Call to Mexican Artists for Bushwick Exhibit

Culture, Mexican July 24, 2018 at 8:24 pm

A Bushwick gallery will feature Mexican artists at a special exhibit in September, Bushwick Daily reports.

The artist Dongfan Chen and his wife, at one end of the Doyers St. mural. (Photo via World Journal)

Controversy over Public Art in Chinatown

Culture, East Asian July 23, 2018 at 11:42 pm

Public art has come to Doyers St. in Chinatown – and with some strong reactions, report both Sing Tao Daily and World Journal.

M.F. Husain. Peasant Couple, 1950. Oil on canvas. Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, 2003. Courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. (Photo by Walter Silver via News India Times).

Asia Society Plans Indian ‘Progressive Artists’ Group’ Exhibit

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian July 18, 2018 at 2:57 pm

News India Times previews a forthcoming exhibition of the Progressive Artists Group at the Asia Society.

Jewelle Gomez (Photo via Gay City News)

‘Waiting for Giovanni,’ a Play About James Baldwin, Opens in NYC

Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan July 12, 2018 at 5:29 pm

“Waiting for Giovanni,” a play about James Baldwin writing “Giovanni’s Room,” opens at The Flea Theater on July 17, reports Gay City News.

The Rev. J.Gigantiello stood on the Giglio during the feast. (Photo by Mario Belluomo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Lifting the Giglio in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European July 12, 2018 at 5:17 pm

Italian Americans and others mark the Giglio Feast this week, 115 years after Nolani immigrants first introduced the celebration to Williamsburg. Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Greenpoint Star cover the event.