It comes as no surprise as more and more Asian artists are bridging the gap between their home counties and the United States. Vivi Hu is one of those emerging artists who have been working hard to plant her own creative flag here in America. At first Vivi never thought she would consider singing as a career but something changed for her while singing in a choir. She found solace in the gospel music of the choir and realized then that music was her destiny.
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George Andreakos has been in love with acting for as long as he can remember. Ever since he was in grade school in Brooklyn he had the “acting bug”. His talent and passion for acting did not go unnoticed as he was casted as a lead or supporting actor in live plays. Yet it came a time when he had to give up acting for a while. He had a full-time job, College and started his own side business so acting did not fit into the equation.
There have been many film festivals that have taken part in the New York area and most of them are very similar in premise. Yet KATRA Films set a different standard where they look to present a unique avenue for all types of filmmakers. The creator Geoffrey Guerrero has been pushing the film series since 2012 and it has grown every year since. The festival is based on promoting tolerance, inclusivity, diversity and social justice.
Sometimes in business you need to take a chance to move up in the world. This would be the case for two ambitious individuals, John Michaels and Craig Truen, whose combined experience was a recipe for success. Craig Truen learned from his father about the real estate business and commercial loans and soaked it all in. He took what he was taught and formed Truen Associates a commercial mortgage broker in 1987. Craig specialized in the restructuring of condo and coop projects as well as spearheading over $600 million in commercial transactions in the metro area.
Lisa has been in the entertainment business for many years and has seen it all. She has weathered the storm that is the music and film industry. Her tenacity and talent is without question one of the toughest around. Her history in the business has been filled with all types of twists and turns but she has never let that deter her drive.
Add salt and pepper to each fillet. Lightly dust with a little garlic powder, dried parsley and red pepper flakes. Wrap each fillet with green part of the ramp or spring onion.
They made their “bones” on stage many eons ago, and lived like kings – then disbanded in 1984. So why after 40 years did this LA rocker band just record their first and only album?
Holiday cheer in an Irish coffee mug. Get out your vodka, peppermint schnapps and peppermint stick and make this on a cool evening during the holiday season.
Recipe and photo submitted by Iggy’s Keltic Lounge in NYC.
Hundreds of pictures would never do a 3 week trip in October hiking through the Himalayas justice. But just a few shots should be enough to encourage you to book that flight!
Ever since I was little I had issues with balance – walking into glass doors, walking into people, backing up into poles (on my driving test nonetheless) and the list goes on. All of this to illustrate what a major klutz I am and how often my sight and balance have failed me. Perhaps that is a part of the reason I started hiking a few years back; I needed to prove to myself that I could walk on any terrain without falling or bumping into objects.