New York, N.Y. In the normally staid halls of the U.N., energy exploded as Bolivian musician Hillario Soto entered a large conference room at the back, playing his home-made bass flute, followed Pied-Piper-style by a troupe of musicians, adult vocalists, and youth singers. Leading the revelry on keyboards was internationally-acclaimed composer and singer/songwriter Russell Daisey performing […]
New York, N.Y. President Barack Obama has designated a site in the heart of New York City as a national park and the first U.S. national monument to gay rights. Stonewall Inn (New York). Photo: Gryffindor, Wikipedia. The Stonewall National Monument, in the city’s Greenwich Village area, includes the landmark Stonewall Inn, a […]
inToAsia: TBA Festival 2015 Sound Performances｜Sat. Oct 24, 3 – 5pm Performed by Yi Xin TONG, Hao NI, C. Spencer YEH and Audrey CHEN Artist Talk｜Sat. Oct 24, 5 – 6pm Talks by C. Spencer YEH and Audrey CHEN The Sylvia Wald + Po Kim Art Gallery 417 Lafayette Street 4th floor, New York, NY […]
On this day, September 5, 2015, The J. Luce Foundation announces the launch of The Bauer Fund, in honor and memory of Grant Michael Bauer, aged 25, who passed away one year ago today from an act of suicide. The fund is to assist young adults with mental health issues or developmental delays. The program will also provide impetus for promoting kindness around the world.
With Jitin Hingorani. New York, N.Y. While living and working in my comfortable American cocoon in December of 2012, I vaguely remember hearing about an Indian girl named Jyoti Singh Pandey, who was brutally gang-raped on a Delhi bus with a metal rod. My immediate reaction was: “Poor girl… what is happening to my country […]
New York, N.Y. The annual National Meningitis Association (NMA) Give Kids a Shot Gala was once again an emotion filled evening and a stellar success in aiding in the fight against meningitis, a potentially vaccine preventable disease. The Pierre was the stunning setting for this year’s event as hundreds of New York’s notables turned out […]
Washington, D.C. President Obama joined students at Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Southeast Washington, D.C. yesterday to announce a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. As a part of Discovery Education’s “Of the People” webinar series, students asked the President questions about his favorite books, how books have influenced his life, and the importance of […]