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Profile: Rosemary Tran Lauer

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  By Catalina Calachan WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rosemary Tran Lauer exemplifies the tenacity and courage that permeate the immigrant community. Born and raised in Vietnam, she journeyed to America in the midst of the Vietnam War. Her transition was not easy, as she came to the United States with two young children and no one to help her look after …

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Asian Festival 2014: “Experience, Explore & Enjoy”

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By Corih Kim As the biggest Asian Festival in the Mid-Atlantic area, and continues to grow each year, as more participants and attendees partake in the celebration of East, Southeast, and South Asian cultures. The Asian Festival DC 2014 showcased the diverse Southeast Asian cultures, focusing on Thailand, Philippine, India, China, and Vietnam. The festival featured a main stage and …

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Asian Festival in Maryland Draws Thousands

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By Jennie L. Ilustre Photos by JLI The sun and cool fall weather were the bonus attractions at the 10th Annual Asian Festival, held on September 28-29 in Maryland, enticing thousands to linger leisurely on opening day and to come back the following day. The crowds enjoyed the world famous “Bamboo Orchestra” from Beijing, China, the concert featuring international star …

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Signature’s Miss Saigon is Moving But Lacks Depth [Theater Review]

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By Jenny Chen It is the 1970s and Ho Chi Minh city is in shambles. American boots thunder throughout the city; the streets are crawling with the poor and destitute. This is the setting for Signature Theatre’s production of Miss Saigon – a play based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, and the eleventh longest running Broadway show in musical …

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“Khanh Pham: Designing for change”

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by Suchi Rudra It didn’t matter that her parents kept telling her no. By the time Khanh Pham moved with her family from Vietnam to the US at the age of 13, she was already determined to be a designer. Pham taught herself to sew, made her own clothes and attended college at University of Oklahoma to obtain a degree …

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Empty Cribs: The Challenges of Adopting Asian Babies

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By Mary Tablante Falls Church, VA–Like many couples, Kathleen Brown and John Cullather of Falls Church wanted to start a family and raise children. But when having a biological child wasn’t an option, the couple became interested in international adoption. Having aged out of adoption for China, they looked at other countries and the possibility of adopting a child from …

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Adopting from Vietnam

Vietnam and the United States are making progress on an agreement to once again allow Americans to adopt Vietnamese children, according to U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA). During a late February visit to Hanoi, Sen. Landrieu, one of a number of senators and adoption groups who have been pressing Vietnam to implement stronger safeguards and increase oversight over the adoption …

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