Posts made in January, 2014

Happy Lunar New Year!

Posted on Jan 31, 2014 in Arts & Culture, celebrations, Dance, Food, Music | 0 comments

Today, January 31, 2014, is the official start of the Lunar New Year — the year of the horse — and the Broncos!  Several events are posted on the Partnership’s “APA Activities and Events” page.  Please peruse and plan to be a part of the celebration! PASCO, a reputable and established Filipino organization based in Aurora, sends their...

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TEA Casting Call

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 in Arts & Culture, Theatre | 0 comments

NOTICE FROM THEATRE ESPRIT ASIA CASTING CALL – LOOKING IMMEDIATELY PLEASE REPLY IF INTERESTED TO:  Theatre_Esprit_Asia@mail.vresp.com. This is an AMAZING opportunity…working w Jose Mercado and working w lead singer of Ozomatli.  They need one Asian male 16-30 for the part of an Asian dream activist.  Does not have to be professional or even amateur actor for the right person, he’s willing to work with the person.  Schedule: Feb readings w/ director.  Rehearsals in March, 4 days/week 6-9pm. Performances on Feb 21, 22 at North High School. Dreaming Sin Fronteras Stories of Immigration and American Identity Adapted & Directed by Jose Antonio Mercado Music by Shawn King, Raul Pacheco & Ceci Bastida  Dreaming Sin Fronteras is a multicultural stage production with live original music and narratives from actual Dreamers. Actors perform the narratives and Grammy winning and nominated professional musicians perform the music. The world premier production in Denver will feature Los Angeles vocalist Raul Pacheco of the Grammy Award winning Ozomatli and Grammy nominee Ceci Bastida of Tijuana No, the first Mexican punk band.   In addition to performing, Ms. Bastida and Mr. Pacheco, both pioneers in the music industry, will conduct student workshops on contemporary Latino music. Dreaming Sin Fronteras will work actively with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s Office and Denver Public Schools, the nation’s fastest growing urban school district, and their Office of Multicultural Outreach to ensure students outreach. Mercado has a remarkable track record with marketing as his work has been featured in the Denver Post, Westword, 5280 Magazine, Denver Business Journal, 9News, Telemundo, Univision and KCRWs Colorado Matters. Artist Bios Jose Antonio Mercado (Director) is a professor at CU Denver where he’s directed Blood Wedding, All in the Timing, and The Comedy of Errors.  Prior to CU, Mercado ran the theater program at North High School, directing Zoot Suit, the first high school to play at the Buell Theatre.   He was named one of 150 Colorado Unsung Heroes and nominated for the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.  Appointed by then Mayor John Hickenlooper, he served five years as Commissioner for Cultural Affairs and has served on several panels for the NEA and the President’s National Endowment for the Humanities. Shawn King is perhaps best known as the drummer and trumpeter of DeVotchka, who in 2006 composed the lush score for Little Miss Sunshine, earning a Grammy nomination for Best Soundtrack.   Amidst a busy touring schedule in the US and Europe, DeVotchka is approaching the release of a new studio record. Raul Pacheco is an East Los Angeles native Chicano that sings and plays guitar for Three-time Grammy Winning “Culture Mashers” Ozomatli.  The proud Papa of two left a promising career as an author specializing in Chicano political history.  Mr. Pacheco, as enjoys mixing politics with music and vice a versa.  He has sung his songs in 47 countries as an official US State Department Cultural Ambassador and recently delved into the world of movie, TV and video game composition. Ceci Bastida is a Grammy nominated vocalist, formerly of Tijuana No!, the famed Mexican ska, rockand punk band. Ceci is now embarking on her first project as a solo artist, for which she has recorded demos with producer Jason Roberts (Control Machete, Plastilina Mosh), Grammy nominated guitarist-songwriter Marthin Chan (Volumen Cero, JDNatasha) and Grammy-winning bassist Wil-Dog Abers of...

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Chef Leah Wins on Cutthroat Kitchen

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 in Business, Food | 0 comments

    Chef Leah Eveleigh is a cutthroat — champion, that is.  Food Network Channel’s most down-and-dirty cooking competition is tough, but Chef Leah beat the odds this past Sunday, Jan. 19th.  Gil Asakawa, the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, the Denver Post and KDVR all reported on our very own (current) favorite chef.  Just follow the links below for all the nitty-gritty details:   Colorado Dragon Boat Festival Press Release Cutthroat After-Show 206 video (5:22) Denver Post‘s “Spoiler Alert” article… KDVR‘s feature pre-show video Highlands Ranch Herald article…Chef Cooks Up TV Appearance Chef Leah Eveleigh‘s Facebook page… Chef Leah Eveleigh’s Viewing Party event Facebook page…    Note:  It’s not too late to view the show:  Jan. 30th! Special thanks to Gil Asakawa for keeping us in the loop throughout Leah’s...

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Fran Campbell Wins MLK Award

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in Awards, Community Service | 0 comments

Congratulations to our Friend Fran Campbell, of the Filipino American Community of Colorado, who will receive the Martin Luther King Jr. Business Social Responsibility Award this month! Read her spotlight feature in Asian Avenue magazine. The following recipients of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Social Responsibility Awards will be recognized on Friday, January 17, 2014: Geta Asfaw Frances Campbell Murugan Palani, Xcel Energy Tim Gill Guillermo “Bill” Vidal Trailblazer: The Honorable Dorothy Rupert Dr. Derek Barber King, Sr., nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will attend this year’s award presentation and deliver the keynote address. “Daddy” King (Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr.) once said that outside of his son Martin, Derek is the best orator in the...

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Chef Leah Eveleigh Competing on “Cutthroat Kitchen”

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 in Food | 0 comments

We’re so proud of you Leah! Chef Leah Eveleigh, a Denver chef, who will be competing on the Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” reality show, hosted by Alton Brown. The episode featuring Eveleigh airs Sunday January 19 at 8 pm MT, and Eveleigh will host a viewing party, beginning at 7 pm, for the public to watch the show and share comments live via social media at (note new location): Lodos Bar & Grill | 8545 So. Quebec St. | Highlands Ranch, CO  80126 See CDBF’s Press Release… | Go to Leah’s Facebook event… | Cutthroat Kitchen… Chef Leah’s local culinary career was launched as the first Filipino food vendor for the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. Photo of Chef Leah serving Filipino cuisine at the 2008 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival — by Kit Williams for...

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