Posts by Frankie

Nominate an Honorary Chair for the 2018 CDBF

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in #coloradoasian, APA, Community Service, Leaders | 0 comments

You are invited to nominate an important individual in the community to be the 2018 Honorary Chair of the July Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. We strive to truly educate the general public on the amazing contributions from the APA communities and the amazing individuals that make them up. Please share this information with anyone else you think would want the opportunity to nominate a worthy member within the Asian Pacific American communities: Information: http://www.cdbf.org/about/honorary-chair Nomination form: Honorary Chair Nominations Deadline: May...

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Mask Dances of Bali, Indonesia

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 in #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Dance, Indonesia, Music | 0 comments

Fabled kings, heroes and myths come to life! Gamelan Tunas Mekar under the direction of I Made Lasmawan, Artist-In-Residence presents “Sketches of Bali in Music and Dance” with special guest I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda Friday, May 11th | 7:30 PM Denver School of the Arts | 7111 Montview Blvd. | Denver 80220 Tickets at the door:  $15/general admission | $10/students, seniors, children 12 and under To purchase tickets in advance, click here. www.tunasmekar.org  | Questions? (720) 504-3655 Combining the power of ancient dance forms with the exotic sounds of the Balinese gamelan, Tunas Mekar will perform a variety of instrumental and dance pieces including the Colorado premiere of Belibis, a stunning contemporary dance depicting an Indonesian grouse, with professional Balinese dancer Ni Ketut Marni. Also on the program is a new arrangement of Pak Lasmawan’s piece Tirta Bhuana, the popular Condong Legong dance, and Sekar Gendot, a composition for the courtly instrumental “love gamelan.” The second half of the concert will feature guest Balinese dancer I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda performing numerous Topeng (mask) dances. Topeng features an ornately costumed, mask-wearing performer who interprets traditional narratives including Bondres (Common Man), Dalem (King), Tua (Old Man), Penasar (Narrator) and Keras (Prime Minister) culminating with Joged (Social Dance). Both humorous and exquisitely enacted, Topeng invites the audience to play an interactive part in this traditional Balinese...

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Congratulations Chance Horiuchi!

Posted on Apr 2, 2018 in #auroraasian, Business, Chamber, Leaders | 0 comments

The Havana BID Board has hired Chance Horiuchi for the executive director in-training position.  Chance will be training under current HBID executive director, Gayle Jetchick, for a full year to learn the ropes before taking over as ED in April of 2019.  Gayle can then semi-retire and drop back to part time or help with specific projects only. For the past six years, Chance worked as the Director of Business Development at the Aurora Chamber.  She is well connected in the Aurora community and has the business knowledge and energy to continue and expand the Havana BIDs programs.  Her first day on The Havana Street job is April 2, 2018. (Pictured:  Chance  Horiuchi holding the flowers with Gayle Jetchick at the Aurora Chamber Awards Dinner on March 16,...

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A Talk Called O’Kaeri

Posted on Mar 28, 2018 in #coloradoasian, Immigration, Japan | 0 comments

This Sunday at Sakura Square:  “A Talk Called O’Kaeri” with  Ken Tagawa Retracing the Path of Our Grandparents Connecting Once Again with Our Relatives in Japan Sunday, April 1st | 11AM | Free Sakura Square Mezzanine Ken Tagawwa will be talking about how he retraced the path of his grandparents and made connections to his roots back in Japan.  If your interested in retracing your path to your long lost relatives, Ken will help answer questions on how he retraced his family path. Download the announcement for more...

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Sum Nguyen Receives “Spirit of King” Award

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in #auroraasian, Awards, Humanitarian Efforts, Vietnam | 0 comments

Partnership Steering Committee Member and past Co-Chair Sum Nguyen received the “Spirit of King Award” from the City of Aurora’s Community Relations Division during the 32nd Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration. Apologies for the belated post — photo of Sum in front of the So. Vietnam flag, Aurora Municipal Center lobby, with City of Aurora’s Community Relations Chief Barbara...

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