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Interview with Nuo An, Founder of Spiritual Dance

By Cindy Sibilsky

“Spirit” refers to the invisible force that animates and breathes life into a person, feeling or object. The spirit of something or someone is its absolute essence in the purest form. Chinese-born choreographer Nuo An, along with her New York-based company and foundation, seek to tap into that unseen quality and portray those inner essences outwardly through her method of “Spiritual Dance.”

Nuo An (front) and dancers of Nuo Spiritual Dance Company (photos provided to bostonese.com).
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Pictures and Video from Ballroom Dancing Party Presented by David Ho, Peter Chen and New Star Art School

Photos by Eric Zhang

Quincy, Mass., May 31, 2018, The Ballroom Dancing Party Presented by David Ho, Peter Chen and New Star Art School was held at China Pearl Restaurant in Quincy on May 20. Over 300 guests, including representatives from many different dance groups, attended this wonderful fest of beautiful performances and delicious food.

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Winners of the 27th Annual US National Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy Competition

Boston, April 25, 2018, A total of 52 pieces of Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy were chosen as winners from a total of 195 entries (Brush Painting 148, Calligraphy 47). They were submitted by 16 different Chinese Schools, arts studios, and individuals from four states (CA, CT, MA, NJ). The images of the 52 winners’ art works will be posted on Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts’ website at: www.ChinesePerformingArts.net around June 10, 2018.

Judges of the competition pose for a picture.
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Two Seniors Raised $2098 for Cary Memorial Library

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

April 3, 2018, — Two senior artists Mr. Junyu Cheng and Ms. Jinyuan Dong recently held a Chinese calligraphy and painting exhibition at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington. A total of $698 in total proceeds from the exhibition was donated to the library. With the 1:1 match by two anonymous donors, each donating $700, a total of $2098 has been raised for the Cary Memorial Library Foundation (CMLF).

Mr. Junyu Cheng explained his Chinese calligraphy to visitors (photos by Dongxu Shan).
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The 67th Wideman Piano Competition Gold Medalists: Wang Yinuo and Mei Li

Dec. 11, 2017, — Wang Yinuo and Mei Li were named Gold Medalists at the 67th Wideman International Piano Competition. Both young pianists were rising stars in China.

Wang Yinuo, born in Beijing, China in October 1996. Starting to play the piano at the age of 4. In 2007, she was admitted as a piano student to the Music Elementary School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in Beijing, and in 2010 she entered the Music Middle School attached to CCOM.

Pianist Wang Yinuo (Photo: Courtesy of Wideman International Piano Competition)
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Videos from Moy Shee Association Year of Dog Banquet

Boston, March 12, 2017, — Closed to 300 people, including Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn, attended New England Moy Shee Association Year of Dog Banquet last night at China Pearl restaurant in Boston Chinatown. The Chinese last name 梅 has several variations in English, such as Moy, Mei and Fong.

Councilor Flynn (middle) presents a citation to Moy Shee Association.
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Amazing Pictures from Belmont Chinese New Year Celebration

Photos by John Tsou, bostonese.com photographer

Boston, Feb. 19, 2018, — The Belmont Chinese American Association (BCAA) held a cultural festival at the Chenery Middle School recently to celebrate the Chinese the New Year of the Dog. This is the second year in a row such a colorful celebration was held in Belmont, and it draw over 700 people to the festivities.

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Grace Cai and The Skating Club of Boston Raise Fund to Eliminate Cancer

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Inspired to change the impact of cancer on the lives of those in our Club community, The Skating Club of Boston and its Theatre On Ice of Boston program are inviting all Club members to partner with them and the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation to Turn Cancer Upside Down. Funds raised for the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation support cancer research, education, and survivorship with 20% of the funds raised through this Club initiative going directly to two of our local, world-class institutions: Mass General Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Grace Cai has been a member of Skating Club of Boston since 2013 (provided to bostonese.com).
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Wow! Pictures from 7th Asian American Day in Boston Common

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, Sept. 9, 2017, — The 7th Asian American Day celebrations were held successfully in Boston Common today from 10 AM to 4 PM. Over 30,000 people showed up for this day-long celebration of devise Asian cultures and enjoyed a beautiful day by watching performances and even a parade of over 20 cultural organizations in the common, led by Chinese Young Professionals Networking(CYPN).

(L to R)Joe Li, Michelle Wu, Pingping, Ye Huang, President of Board AAAB, and Lucy Liu pose for a picture (provided by Joe Li).
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Pianist George Li Awarded 2017 Arthur Waser Prize

Lucerne, Switzerland, July 13, 2017, — The Arthur Waser Foundation and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra have awarded the American pianist George Li the Arthur Waser Prize. In addition to a prize money of 25,000 francs, this also includes a debut at KKL Luzern with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

George Li will performance on May 2, 2018 with Lucerne Symphony Orchestra(Photo Credit: KKL Luzern).
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ACDC Unveils Community Mural Project Led by Residents and Youth

Boston, July 7, 2017, — Chinatowns across the country face the threat of gentrification despite their historical and current importance as cultural and political sanctuaries for the Asian American community. Boston’s Chinatown is no exception, with its borders seeing rapid erosion in recent years. In its 30 years of community building, the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) has been integral to the movement of preserving Boston’s Chinatown, with creative placemaking as part of its core mission since 2013.

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John Hancock Brings Elite Runners to Hopkinton Marathon Rally

HOPKINTON, MA – April 13, 2017 – John Hancock brought 2012 men’s champion Wesley Korir, 2015 women’s champion Caroline Rotich, and several other elite Kenyan athletes to a pre-marathon rally with nearly 600 students from Hopkinton’s Elmwood Elementary School. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first time John Hancock brought Kenyan athletes to the school for this event.

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President Trump Is Invited to Attend the 7th Asian American Day

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, March 30, 2017, — Mr. Ye Edward Huang, President of Asian American Association of Boston, sent a letter to President Trump on Tuesday inviting him to attend the Seventh Asian American Day event on Sept. 9, 2017 in Boston.

Group picture of volunteers and performers from The Sixth Asian American Day.
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Amazing Banquet by Loong Kong Tien Yee Association of New England

By Gracia Lei, bostonese.com

On the evening of February 26, 2017, The Loong Kong Tien Yee Association of New England celebrated a belated Chinese New Year with a banquet at the Empire Garden Restaurant of Chinatown.

Members,Guests and lion dancers pose for a picture (photos and videos by Gracia Lei).
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