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Treasures From Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty at LACMA

Starting from June 29 until September 28, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be presenting “Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910,” the first-ever, comprehensive exhibition of nearly 150 beautiful objects from Korea’s longest ruling dynasty. Viewers will get a chance to explore and experience the 500 years of traditions, custom and history of these artifacts, some of them considered national treasures.

Read up on our cover of Treasures from Korea here. For more information about the exhibit, visit lacma.org.

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KYCC’s 13th Annual Benefit Concert

The Koreatown Youth Community Center is holding its 13th Annual Benefit Concert, presented by Bright World Foundation. Seven different musical acts are featured in this concert: Run River North, Brian Culbertson, David Benoit, Yang Ok Choi, Siwoo Kim, Seung Ju Kim and Kays. Artists greatly vary in genre, performing everything from classical music to indie rock. Read up on our cover of RNN here.

KYCC is a non-profit service organization that focuses on supporting families by providing services in education, finances, housing and health. Located in Koreatown, KYCC works to aid socioeconomically disadvantaged Korean American and multiethnic families in the Greater Los Angeles area.

For more information about KYCC or the event, click here.

 

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Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals Residency at Lyric Theater

The Lyric Theatre in Los Angeles has announced two summer residencies this July, and one of them being Anderson .Paak  and the Free Nationals every Tuesday.

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals will deliver in remaking alternative rock classics from beloved bands into compelling, funkier versions by extracting every bit of soul, jazz, hip-hop, electronic funk, and r&b from these great tunes- simultaneous paying homage to some of their all-time favorite songs and bands.

Also in performance will be indie hip hop artist Parker aka Dumbfoundead, beat boxing extraordinaire Mike Gao accompanied by DJ Skitz.

To RSVP click here. No Cover. 18+

Visit The Lyric Theater for more information.

WHEN:

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

8:00 PM

WHERE:

The Lyric Theater

520 N. La Brea Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Image via Anderson Paak

 

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It’s here! KCON 2014

The one and only Hallyu fan convention is here! And will take place August 9th and 10th at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The convention will cover everything in Korean entertainment: K POP, K FILM, K DRAMA, K GAME, etc., and give fans the opportunity to meet and greet their favorite K CELEBRITIES! It allows fans and Korean entertainment enthusiasts the opportunity to interact with Korean culture as a community in a fun, personal fashion.

With over 20,000 fans in attendance, KCON 2013 was a landmark event that smashed all expectations. KCON 2014 is set to be even bigger than last year, bringing the fans even more stars, more panels, and more hi-touches!

The artist line up includes: Lee Seung Gi, CN BLUE, Girls Generation, IU, B1A4, Jung Joon Young, Teen Top, and VIXX, and recently added to the line up is Big Bang’s G-Dragon and SPICA, with special guests violinist Jun Sung Ahn, dancer and choreographer Aimee Lee Lucas (G Dragon’s “Them Girls”, Park Bom’s “You and I”), Dramabeans creator Javabeans, and many more!

For more information on the event click here. 

Tickets and Ticket Combo Packages range from $50 to $400. Individual tickets go on sale July 3rd, and ticket combo packages go on sale July 1st.

Click here for ticket information.

WHEN:

August 9th (Sat.) and 10th (Sun.) 2014

WHERE:

Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

3939 S. Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90037

PARKING:

Venue does not offer free parking and will range from $20 – $30.

Click here for more info LA Coliseum Parking

 

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Celebrate DIS/ORIENT/ED Comedy’s 2 Year Anniversary

The Dis/orient/ed Comedy Show, in celebration of their 2 year anniversary, will also host a benefit for their Tuesday Night Project in Los Angeles.

The evening’s lineup is comprised of an almost all female stand up show, including Liliana Cervantes, Mona Concepcion, Kyle Mizono, D’Lo, Atsuko Okatsuka and Jenny Yang. It will be featuring comics seen on HBO, Showtime, the Logo Network, NBC, Funny or Die, Buzzfeed Video, and the California’s Funniest Female competition, along with SURPRISE GUESTS.

The Tuesday Night Project is an Asian American grassroots and volunteer based organization devoted to bridging communities by providing programming and interactive spaces for people to connect through artistic expression.

For more information: DIS/ORIENT/ED COMEDY

To purchase tickets click here.

Tickets $35 // $20 for Group

Use discount code EARLYBIRD for $5 off on tickets!

WHEN:

Saturday, July 12, 2014

7:00PM: Pre-Show Happy Hour and Community Mixer in the courtyard

8:00PM: SHOW STARTS

WHERE:

The Historic David Henry Hwang Theater

Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

120 Judge John Aiso St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Theater Phone: (213) 625-7000

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BOSTON KOREAN ADOPTEES ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE (August 14-17 in Boston)

Attention, Korean adoptees around the country. What’s (y)our story?

Boston Korean Adoptees invites you to its 10th Anniversary Conferencea gathering of adoptees from around the world. There will be speakers, film screenings, panel discussions and an opportunity to participate in the BKA14 Digital Story Collection project. It’s happening August 14-17 at the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston. For more information click here.

When:

August 14th – 17th

Where:

Omni Parker Hotel in Boston

60 School St, Boston, MA 02108

Conference rates:

Spring rate (April 16 – July 15): $150

Summer rate (July 16 – conference): $200

Leadership Conference: additional $10

*all payments will be securely processed using Paypal

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Kollaboration Los Angeles 2014

On June 26, 2014, the 15th Annual Kollaboration Los Angeles event will take place in Hollywood’s historic music venue The Troubadour.

With 14 established chapters nationwide, Kollaboration has become the driving force in bolstering underrepresented Asian American entertainers, providing local, aspiring entertainers and future leaders a platform to showcase their abilities and gain recognition in the entertainment industry. Some notable Kollaboration alumni include Far East Movement, Run River North, David Choi, Clara C, Dumbfoundead, Kina Grannis, – among many others.

Troubadour, located in Hollywood, has previously been named NBC’s “Best Venue in LA” and dubbed by Rolling Stone Magazine as the second best American rock club of 2013. The stage is famous for its premium acoustics and audio management, fitting for this year’s musically talented finalists and guest performers. Of the five finalists, one standout act will advance to Kollaboration Star to compete against other winners from this year’s eight participating cities.

Finalists:

The Primaries – unconventional R&B/soul collective and previous opening act for soul singer Dwele.

#FOURTY4B – a capella group, winners of UCI’s Soulstice Talent Competition, LA Regional Harmony Sweepstakes champions in 2014.

Julianne Manalo – singer/songwriter, finalist on American Idol’s “Hollywood Week”, past opener for hip hop chart topper Macklemore, and a regular performer at the House of Blues.

Phanith Sovann – singer/songwriter, pianist, and humanitarian – as well as the Talent Winner of Miss Global International Pageant in 2013.

Julynn Kim – singer/songwriter. Worked with Atlantic Records and scouted by Universal, Warner, and Sony.

Guest Performers:

Anderson Paak – modern R&B future soul singer/songwriter with avant garde sound.

The Rhee Brothers – indie rock band and Kollaboration LA 2013 winners.

Guest Judges:

Oliver Wang – writer of Asian American music and culture, contributes to NPR, KCET, and KPCC.

Christopher Tin – Two time Grammy winning composer and former Billboard Classical Album

Gingger Shankar – Musician and composer best known for her scores on The Passion of the Christ, The Forbidden Kingdom, and Charlie Wilson’s War.

Following the performances, the festivities will continue at the Troubadour for the event’s after party with hip hop DJ Kero One spinning.

WHERE:

The Troubadour

9081 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90069

Parking – There’s a structure located across the street. Additional parking is also available across from the Pacific Design Center and the Library only a few blocks away. For more information regarding the Troubadour, click here.

WHEN:

June 26, 2014 THURSDAY

Doors open 8:00 PM

TICKETS:

Online pre-sale $15.00 click here.

Door price $20.00

 

For more information please visit www.kollaboration.org

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Benefit Concert Featuring Ahn Trio

Inside NK, an organization raising awareness on human rights issues in North Korea, presents the Ahn Trio in a concert performance featuring works by Bunch, Piazzolla, and Balakrishnan. Hailed as “exacting and exciting musicians” by the Los Angeles Times, the three sisters of the Ahn Trio have earned a distinguished reputation for embracing 21st century classical music with their unique style and innovative collaborations.

This special evening will be hosted by Washington reporter and news anchor Kathy Park with special remarks by Shin Donghyuk, Founder and Executive Director of Inside NK. He is the leading voice regarding the monstrosities of living North Korea, being a North Korean defector himself.

Tickets range from $40 – $50 and all proceeds will go towards Inside NK’s North Korea’s Human Rights Projects.

Tickets are available at the Kennedy Box Office
Or you can order online here
Or by phone (202) 467 – 4600

WHO:
Lucia Ahn, piano
Angella Ahn, violin
Maria Ahn, cello

WHEN:
June 29, 2014
7:30 PM
Performance Timing: Part One – 45 min.; Intermission – 15 min.; Part Two – 45 min.

WHERE:
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Terrace Theater
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566

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