Chapman Roberts’ Lawsuits Battle Behemoths of Broadway Theater to Win Credit and Compensation for his Work on the Musical, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ

NEW YORK, July 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Close to 30 years after creating widely-acclaimed vocal arrangements of music for the 1995 multi-Tony Award-nominated, Grammy Award-winning Broadway musical revue “Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller,” theater veteran Chapman Roberts is the plaintiff in a David-and-Goliath lawsuit, charging that he is not been credited or compensated for subsequent stagings of the musical, that continues to wow audiences … Continue reading Chapman Roberts’ Lawsuits Battle Behemoths of Broadway Theater to Win Credit and Compensation for his Work on the Musical, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ

Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke, André De Shields and Khris Davis to Begin Previews in the Limited Run of the Acclaimed Young Vic / West End Production of DEATH OF SALESMAN at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre on Sept. 19

The critically-hailed Young Vic / West End production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is coming to Broadway’s Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street) for 17 weeks only, starting this fall. Performances for the limited engagement will begin on September 19. American Express® Card Members have exclusive early access to tickets for Death of a Salesman now through June 8th at 9:59 am EDT … Continue reading Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke, André De Shields and Khris Davis to Begin Previews in the Limited Run of the Acclaimed Young Vic / West End Production of DEATH OF SALESMAN at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre on Sept. 19

Simu Liu, Zendaya, Tim Cook, Mary J. Blige, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Michelle Yeoh, Nathan Chen, Eileen Gu, Michelle Zauner, Keanu Reeves, Michael R. Jackson, Oprah, Ariana DeBose, Hwang Dong-Hyuk, Taika Waititi, Andrew Garfield, Jon Batiste, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Letitia James, Maya Lin, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and more on 2022 TIME100

TIME revealed the 2022 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world today. The issue has 5 worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME100: actor Zendaya, Apple CEO Tim Cook, recording artist Mary J. Blige, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, and actor Simu Liu. The TIME100 includes surprising pairings of the list members and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The … Continue reading Simu Liu, Zendaya, Tim Cook, Mary J. Blige, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Michelle Yeoh, Nathan Chen, Eileen Gu, Michelle Zauner, Keanu Reeves, Michael R. Jackson, Oprah, Ariana DeBose, Hwang Dong-Hyuk, Taika Waititi, Andrew Garfield, Jon Batiste, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Letitia James, Maya Lin, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and more on 2022 TIME100

The Japanese American National Museum Mourns the Passing of Board of Trustees Chair Norman Y. Mineta

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is deeply saddened by the passing of an extraordinary leader, friend, and JANM Board of Trustees Chair, the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta. Secretary Mineta was 90 when he passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at his home in Edgewater, Maryland. Over thirty years ago, volunteers invested in the vision for a museum that would … Continue reading The Japanese American National Museum Mourns the Passing of Board of Trustees Chair Norman Y. Mineta

Congresswoman Meng Introduces Legislation to Make Lunar New Year a Federal Holiday as Asian Americans Prepare to Ring in the Year of the Tiger

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, announced today that she has introduced new legislation to create a federal holiday for Lunar New Year, as Asian Americans prepare to ring in the Year of the Tiger on Tuesday.  Meng’s measure would make Lunar New Year a federally recognized holiday in the United States, adding it to the list of eleven federal holidays that are currently recognized. The … Continue reading Congresswoman Meng Introduces Legislation to Make Lunar New Year a Federal Holiday as Asian Americans Prepare to Ring in the Year of the Tiger

Dr. H. M. Agnes Hsu-Tang Elected Next Chair of New-York Historical Society’s Board of Trustees 

New York, NY—October 19, 2021—The New-York Historical Society, the first museum in New York City, is pleased to announce that Dr. H. M. Agnes Hsu-Tang has been elected as the incoming chair of its Board of Trustees. Her service as chair will commence on February 28, 2022. She succeeds Pam B. Schafler, who has served as board chair since 2013 and who will remain a … Continue reading Dr. H. M. Agnes Hsu-Tang Elected Next Chair of New-York Historical Society’s Board of Trustees 

The Dramatists Guild of America Releases New Inclusion Rider for Theatre

The Dramatists Guild of America has released its first ever Inclusion Rider. As part of its commitment to fostering a more equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist industry, the Guild has crafted this Inclusion Rider as a resource to support all dramatists and producers who have a desire to exercise these principles in the hiring of personnel involved in their productions. “We are thrilled to be rolling out … Continue reading The Dramatists Guild of America Releases New Inclusion Rider for Theatre

The New York State Writers Institute has announced that Ayad Akhtar has been Named the New State Author, and Willie Perdomo the New State Poet 

The New York State Writers Institute has announced that Ayad Akhtar has been named the new State Author, and Willie Perdomo the new State Poet. Akhtar will receive the Edith Wharton Citation of Merit for Fiction and Perdomo will receive the Walt Whitman Citation of Merit for Poetry at a special ceremony to be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the University at Albany’s … Continue reading The New York State Writers Institute has announced that Ayad Akhtar has been Named the New State Author, and Willie Perdomo the New State Poet 

Chinese Historical Society of America Announces the Opening of the “We Are Bruce Lee” Exhibit in February 2022

The Chinese Historical Society of America(CHSA) is proud to announce the return of San Francisco Chinatown’s native son with the upcoming exhibit We Are Bruce Lee: Under the Sky, One Family. In close collaboration with the Bruce Lee Foundation, top collectors of Bruce Lee memorabilia and a team of artistic innovators, this exhibition provides state-of-the-art immersive projection art environments, interactive engagement activities and showcases the … Continue reading Chinese Historical Society of America Announces the Opening of the “We Are Bruce Lee” Exhibit in February 2022

The Yellow Whistle Commends Due Process and the Efforts of AAPI Civil Rights Groups in the Acquittal of Professor Anming Hu 

New York, New York (September 13, 2021) – On September 9, 2021, a federal judge from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee acquitted University of Tennessee Engineering Professor Anming Hu of all charges brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) under its controversial “China Initiative”.  Professor Hu’s case was the first to go to trial from this program, which has encouraged and institutionalized … Continue reading The Yellow Whistle Commends Due Process and the Efforts of AAPI Civil Rights Groups in the Acquittal of Professor Anming Hu