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2014 KORUS

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“The KORUS Festival is organized by the Korean American Association of Washington Metropolitan Area (KAAW), a non-profit 501(c) organization with the support of local communities, the Korean Embassy DC, and local organizations. For over a decade, the KORUS Festival has gathered people of diverse backgrounds and heritage in celebration of Korean culture. This year’s festival included performances of Korean music, …

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DC APA Film: Raising Asian Pacific American Media to New Heights

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By Vania Cao The 2014 APA Film Festival will be short and sweet. Breaking from its usual tradition of a seven or ten day festival, this year’s festival will be a three-day affair. Asian Pacific American Film (APA Film) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer run organization established in 2000, with the mission of directing attention to the creative energy of the Asian …

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2014 VietFest Recap

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By Corih Kim The 2014 Annual VietFest took place at the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton, Virginia between August 16-17, 2014. Started in 2011 by five young Vietnamese-Americans, the event has become brighter and bigger than ever before, as the Vietnamese-Americans continue to spread their rich heritage throughout their community in vibrant ways. Led by the National Organization of Vietnamese …

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BBQ AND BANH MI, TACOS AND CHORIZOS: CURBSIDE COOKOFF FESTIVAL

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By Amanda L. Andrei     260. That’s the number of food trucks in the D.C. metropolitan area. Enough to put two trucks in every neighborhood of the District. Or enough to start on New Year’s Day and make it through mid-September without ever visiting one twice. Better yet, why not attend one of the many food truck festivals around the …

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VietFest 2013—Fun for All Ages

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Alexandria, VA—The second annual Vietfest kicked off Saturday with the aroma of spring rolls and pho in the air and touching tributes to South Vietnamese and American war veterans. The theme of the festival this year showcased the three culturally distinct, yet unified, regions of the country of Vietnam; the north, the central, and the south.   Located outdoors at …

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Lotus and Water Lily Festival

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By Michelle Phipps-Evans A warm Saturday in June attracted several people to the annual Lotus & Water Lily Festival at the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Northeast Washington, D.C. Visitors enjoyed a display of lotus and water lilies in full bloom, gardening workshops, traditional Asian and African dancing performances, face painting, lotus tea tasting, art creations and more. Co-sponsored …

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Hong Kong Film Festival: Remembering Leslie Cheung

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By Yi Chen July 14, 2013 Update:   The Freer|Sackler Facebook fans chose  Days of Being Wild as the final film in tribute to Leslie Cheung. Set in Hong Kong in 1960, the film stars Cheung as Yuddy, an aimless young man who discovers that he was adopted and decides to search for his birthmother.  While on his quest he seduces and abandons a demure shop …

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Mother Nature Showed Up at Fiesta Asia – But We Know How to Party in the Rain

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By Jennie L. Ilustre Fiesta Asia unfurled the welcome mat for the community and the general public on May 18. The annual Sunday extravaganza showcased an array of individual and group performers, and yes, cutting-edge bands, food and product vendors, and offered fun activities for the young and the old alike. But one uninvited guest turned up: Mother Nature. She …

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Hope Chinese School College Park Campus’ Spring Festival Gala

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After finishing up a regular Chinese language class on Sunday, February 10, Hope Chinese School College Park staged its annual Spring Festival Gala in a multi-level, tiered classroom at the University of Maryland in College Park. Principal Qun Gao gathered all the kids into the room, transformed from a lecture hall to a lantern-filled, Chinese-themed theatre. Several hundred people, including …

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