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Indian-American Teen Swetha Prabakaran is Selected for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Education Campaign

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In final White House event, First Lady promotes diversity, higher education, empowering youth By Geeta Goindi Washington, DC, January 6, 2017 – An outstanding Indian-American teenager, Swetha Prabakaran of Ashburn, Virginia, has been appointed to the inaugural Student Advisory Board of First Lady Michelle Obama’s education campaign, ‘Better Make Room’. Swetha, whose parents immigrated from Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli in 1998, …

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National Philharmonic Performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 With Award-Winning Chinese Pianist Haochen Zhang

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National Philharmonic Performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 With Award-Winning Chinese Pianist Haochen Zhang And Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major Both Conducted by Renowned Maestro Piotr Gajewski Bethesda, MD (January 3, 2017)—The National Philharmonic’s 2016-2017 season at The Music Center at Strathmore continues on the Chinese New Year with Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Chinese gold medal …

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Filipino-American firm of Leuterio Thomas A Big Part of $1.4B MGM Resort Design Team

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By Jennie L. Ilustre When the $1.4-billion MGM National Harbor casino and international resort formally opened on Dec. 8 amid a lot of fanfare in Maryland, MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren thanked the people that made it happen, including minority businessowners in the area. One of these entrepreneurs is Hedy Leuterio Thomas, president and CEO of Leuterio …

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Donald Trump: India and the US “are going to be best friends”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addressing the anti-terror rally organized by the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) in Edison, New Jersey. Seen at right is Shalabh Kumar, founder and chairman of RHC

GOP White House hopeful calls Prime Minister Modi a “great man” at anti-terror rally in New Jersey By Geeta Goindi Edison, New Jersey, October 15, 2016 – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has pledged that India-US ties will reach a new high if he wins the election. Addressing a sizable gathering at the spacious New Jersey Convention and Expo Center …

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Stamp Commemorating Diwali is Issued by US Postal Service

Elaborate Ceremony at Indian Consulate in New York Marks the Release of Diwali Stamp By Geeta Goindi New York, October 5, 2016 – A commemorative Diwali stamp issued by the United States Postal Service (USPS) was released today at an elaborate ceremony held at the Indian Consulate in New York. The stamp has been launched well in time for Diwali, …

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China Town Hall, Local Connections, National Reflections

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Register HERE Join us for the 10th Annual CHINA Town Hall! The event will include a catered reception, a local address & discussion, “Where Is the U.S.-China Relationship Headed — Why?” by Dr. Lampton in person, and a nationwide webcast featuring Dr. Kissinger. Registration fees are $20 for students & members and $30 for non-members if paid byOctober 11th, 2016. For payments & registrations …

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Fifth Annual ‘Mela Teeyan Teej’ Draws Over 800 Women and Girls in Washington Area

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By Geeta Goindi Oakton, VA, August 6, 2016 – The fifth edition of Mela Teeyan Teej, a popular festival for ladies, organized by Moni Gill of Punjabi Women Culture Association (PWCA), in the Washington area, was a resounding success. The annual event drew over 800 women and girls, clad in colorful attire, to the Oakton High School on a hot …

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How the World Hears Vivaldi’s and Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons Via Italy, Argentina, and Korea

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World-Renowned Violinist Chee-Yun to Play Instrument Buried for 200 Years Bethesda, MD (August 12, 2016) — The National Philharmonic presents a weekend program that skips from hemisphere to hemisphere and explores how art inspires other works of art. Vivaldi’s most popular work The Four Seasons is paired with Astor Piazzolla’s Argentinian homage, Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of …

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US Lawmakers Partake in Sikh Tradition of ‘Langar’ on Capitol Hill

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Over 500 Attend Third Annual Event by SALDEF’s SikhLEAD Interns By Geeta Goindi Washington, DC, July 6, 2016 – It is among the most heart-warming events hosted by US lawmakers: ‘Langar on the Hill’, sharing and partaking in a community meal in a spirit of equality, harmony and selfless service! The third edition of the exceedingly popular event led by …

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Third DC Chinese Film Festival

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3rd DC Chinese Film Festival Judges Announced Academy Award and Berlin International Film Festival winners to join festival as judges   (WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the DC Chinese Film Festival (DCCFF) announced the lineup of judges for its 3rd bi-annual film festival in September. This year’s distinguished panel will feature representatives from the American and Chinese entertainment industries, including Russell Williams …

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VietFest 2016

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SAVE THE DATE Friday, Aug 12: 3pm-10pm Saturday, Aug 13: 10am-10pm Sunday, Aug 14: 11am-8pm The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center (Tysons I) 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102 We cordially invite you to come to our Fifth Annual VietFest. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1134490933279842/

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Baisakhi Festival Celebrated at Embassy Residence in Washington

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By Geeta Goindi Washington, DC, April 23 – The annual Baisakhi celebration at the Indian Embassy Residence is always a colorful, vibrant, ebullient event highlighting the rich culture of northern India, primarily the state of Punjab.  This year was no exception as community activists, predominantly Indian-American Sikhs, attended a heart-warming function hosted by Ambassador Arun K. Singh and his wife …

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Our Political Coming-out Party: Reflections on First Chinese Immigrant-Sponsored Candidate Forum in the National Capital Region

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By Lily Qi Saturday night, March 26, 2016, exactly one month before the Maryland primary election, over 350 people packed the Cabin John Middle School Cafeteria in Potomac, Maryland, to meet 10 candidates from both the Democratic and Republican parties running for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District seat. According to the candidates, it was the second largest event of the 17 …

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Asian Hall of Fame – Class of 2016

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The Robert Chinn Foundation is ecstatic to share with you the entire Class of 2016!  We are proud to honor this incredible group of Asian Pacific Americans including Connie Chung, Bruce Lee, Antonio Taguba, and Kristi Yamaguchi!   Connie Chung Connie Chung started her television journalism career in 1969 at a local station in her hometown, Washington, D.C. She worked …

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“REUNIFICATION” – Award-Winning Film on Contemporary Chinese Immigration To Screen at DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival April 23

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REUNIFICATION, a feature-length documentary that gives an insider’s view of the contemporary Asian immigrant experience, will have its Washington, D.C. premiere at DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival at Landmark Theatres Atlantic Plumbing Cinema in Shaw/Howard University Neighborhood on Saturday, April 23, 6:00 pm.  Award-winning Director Alvin Tsang will be present for the screening.   Between faded family photographs, old video footage, and interviews collected through the years, Alvin …

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United Asian American Groups Hold Rallies, Urge Fair Ruling for Ex-NY Cop Peter Liang

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By Jennie L. Ilustre   In a show of unity, coalitions of Asian American groups held nationwide rallies and issued supportive letters and public statements, urging a fair and just decision for former New York police officer Peter Liang, while emphasizing that all cops must be held accountable for their actions. Liang was convicted on Feb. 11 on charges of …

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Predictions: 2016, Year of the Monkey

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By Jennie L. Ilustre The Asian lunar year of 2016 begins on February 8 and ends on January 27, 2017. Known as The Year of the Fire Monkey, it is supposed to be filled with mischief, clashes and success in the workplace and at home. “The monkey always finds its way out of tight situations,” international feng shui master Marites …

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Review of Allegiance – A JACLer’s Perspective

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Review by Floyd Mori Having heard about the somewhat negative portrayal of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and one of its early leaders, Mike Masaoka, in the play, Allegiance – The Musical, I was a bit skeptical about seeing the show. However, I bought tickets and went to see it in New York City. Mike Masaoka was a personal …

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Pope and Trump Boost National Debate on Immigration Issue–Migrant Leader

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By Jennie L. Ilustre   An Asian American advocacy leader said the much-needed national debate on the urgent issue of immigration reform has received a boost from Pope Francis, who made a historic visit to the U.S. last month, and from Donald Trump, the leading Republican candidate in the race for the 2016 presidential elections. Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) Executive …

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Parties Promote Ideas at the 3rd Annual Multicultural Forum

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By Corih Kim   On October 4, Asian-American Chamber of Commerce led by Cindy Chao held a special event for the 2015 election candidates. In spite of it being Sunday afternoon, cars packed the parking lot of the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. This forum was in preparation for the upcoming November election and represented a cross section …

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Asian-American Chamber of Commerce Successfully Hosts “Business Summit & Job Expo”

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By Corih Kim Asian-American Chamber of Commerce held its Fourth Annual Business Summit and Job Expo at Fairfax Government Center on October 16, 2015, with nearly a thousand people showing up to this hugely successful event. The event was filled with many speakers, workshops, and Job Fair event representing around sixty companies, from Morgan Stanley to US Department of Veterans …

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Award-Winning Chee-Yun Plays Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 with the National Philharmonic at Strathmore

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North Bethesda, MD, October 28, 2015 –The National Philharmonic, led by Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski, will perform Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings on Saturday, November 28 at 8 pm and on Sunday, November 29 at 3 pm at the Music Center at Strathmore. The concert will also feature Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4, performed by the award-winning instrumentalist Chee-Yun, …

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ASIAN ARTS & CULTURE CENTER FALL 2015 EVENTS & PROGRAMS

The Asian Arts & Culture Center at Towson University presents the Asian in Maryland (AIM) Cultural Connection: Cambodian Arts & Culture with an exhibition, Family Art Day, dance and music performances and a costume-making workshop. The events take place at the Center for the Arts located on the campus of Towson University at the corner of Osler and Cross Campus …

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