Sydney Harbour stages outdoor pop-up opera under the stars

Sydney Harbour stages outdoor pop-up opera under the stars

(Relaxnews) – If ever there was a way to add more drama and theater to an opera production, it’s this: stage “Madame Butterfly” outside one of the world’s most iconic and famous opera houses against the curtain of the Sydney skyline, on the water’s edge, and add an explosion of fireworks to mark the final […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Trailer: nature unleashes its fury in ‘Into the Storm’

Trailer: nature unleashes its fury in ‘Into the Storm’

(Relaxnews) – Warner Bros have uploaded the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming catastrophe movie, which is due in theaters in August. The first look at “Into the Storm,” the video alternates between chilling silence and the cacophony of terrified screams, high-speed winds and tornado sirens. Complete with dramatic special effects, the action movie will […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Young women who eat lots of veggies are healthier later

Young women who eat lots of veggies are healthier later

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Young women who eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables show significantly lower rates of hardening in the arteries 20 years later, said US research out Friday. However, men did not appear to benefit the way women did, raising questions about why a heart healthy diet may benefit one sex over the […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Tales from the Organ Trade (Philippines)

Tales from the Organ Trade (Philippines)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:30 – 7:00 PM Tamkin Auditorium Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free and open to the public, but RSVP requested at www.eventbrite.com/e/global-health-awareness-week-at-ucla-tickets-10958748913 Documentary film on the human organ trade includes footage from the Philippines. Film to be followed by panel with Filmmaker Ric Bienstock, Transplant […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Online ·
Intersections: World Arts/Local Lives

Intersections: World Arts/Local Lives

On going Display UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History UCLA Campus www.fowler.ucla.edu/exhibitions/intersections Museum admission is free.  Some of the exhibit can also be viewed online. Los Angeles museum-goers at last have an ongoing opportunity to enjoy one of our nation’s most important collections of art from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas in Intersections: […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Happenings ·
The Triumph of Philippine Art

The Triumph of Philippine Art

Through April 13, 2014 The Triumph of Philippine Art USC Fisher Museum of Art 823 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90089 Tel: 213-740-4561 Web announcement: fisher.usc.edu/exhibitions/triumph_of_the_philippines.html As never been done before, The Triumph of Philippine Art exhibits the nation’s political story and turmoil. The exhibition features various Contemporary Filipino-American artists and has been compiled by M. Teresa Lapid Rodriguez, who […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings ·
Art agenda: Italian fashion, Pilgrim/Roy quilts, Wang Gongxin

Art agenda: Italian fashion, Pilgrim/Roy quilts, Wang Gongxin

(Relaxnews) – The V&A in London opens a display of Italian fashion spanning seven decades, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts exhibits the extensive Pilgrim/Roy Collection of quilts, and the National Gallery of Victoria opens an exhibit for Chinese video artist Wang Gongxin. The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 April 5 – July 27 The Victoria […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

May 1 – May 11, 2014 Venues: Directors Guild of America; CGV Cinemas; Japanese American National Museum; and The Art Theatre of Long Beach. Web announcement: asianfilmfestla.org/2014/

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
London to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show

London to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show

(Relaxnews) – London is set to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show yet, as the Same-Sex Marriage Act comes into force in England and Wales this year. Gay Weddings Live will hit the UK capital in June, focusing on providing services tailored to same-sex couples – a high-spending and statistically financially comfortable demographic. The show will […]

Marriage is healthy for the heart: study

Marriage is healthy for the heart: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Being married makes for a healthy heart, while being divorced or widowed is linked to higher rates of cardiovascular disease, according to a study of 3.5 million people released Friday. The study is the largest of its kind to show how heart health is linked to marital status, and was presented at the […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
FOX to air royal-themed reality show ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’

FOX to air royal-themed reality show ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’

(Relaxnews) – The network approached a dozen women with an opportunity to fulfill their childhood dream of becoming a princess. In the reality series “I Wanna Marry Harry,” the happy few will set out to win the heart of one of the world’s most famous celebrities, Prince Harry. Or so they think. Scheduled to premiere […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Refugee Nation (Laos) Open Rehearsal

Refugee Nation (Laos) Open Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Khmer Arts Academy Studio 1364 Obispo Ave. Long Beach, CA 90804 Free and open to the public. RSVP and/or make a donation at www.eventbrite.com/e/refugee-nation-open-rehearsal-fundraiser-at-khmer-arts-academy-tickets-10228597009. Celebrate the Southeast Asian New Year early and engage with TeAda and our host the Khmer Arts Academy as we create new connections […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Protest mobilization in democratizing (South-) East Asia: A cross-country comparison of protest actors and their strategies during political transition

Protest mobilization in democratizing (South-) East Asia: A cross-country comparison of protest actors and their strategies during political transition

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:00 noon 10383 Bunche Hall UCLA Campus Free and open to the public. Colloquium with Linda Maduz, Zurich University The presentation examines how political oppositions in Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand mobilized and organized before and during democratization. The analysis starts with an assessment of the mobilization potential of different actor groups […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Neither Slaves nor Free: The Bound Labor of Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers

Neither Slaves nor Free: The Bound Labor of Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers

Friday, March 28, 2014 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm USC Fisher Museum of Art 823 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90089  fisher.usc.edu/events/event.html/event/907875/ Free and open to the public. Join USC Dornsife Sociology Professor Rhacel Salazar Parrenas for a talk that attempts to complicate our understanding of human trafficking and forced labor in the 21st century by examining […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
At the Edge of the Human: Colonial and Postcolonial Terror in Vietnam

At the Edge of the Human: Colonial and Postcolonial Terror in Vietnam

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM 3232 Campbell Hall UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free and open to the public. Symposium with Helle Rydstrom, Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Lund University, Sweden; and Nguyen-võ Thu-huong, Associate Professor in Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies at UCLA. […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Viet Film Fest 2014

Viet Film Fest 2014

April 10-13, 2014 Viet Film Fest 2014 (formerly known as the Vietnamese International Film Festival or ViFF), a prestigious showcase of original and innovative Vietnamese films is proudly presented by the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) and will take place on April 10-13, 2014 at a wonderful new location closer to the heart […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Fowler Out Loud: Chankethya Chey and Samantha Blake Goodman

Fowler Out Loud: Chankethya Chey and Samantha Blake Goodman

Thursday, May 22, 2014 6:00 pm UCLA Fowler Museum UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free performance Samantha Blake Goodman and Kethya Chey, MFA students in dance, perform original pieces related to current Fowler exhibitions. First, Blake Goodman’s dance work “Gira que Gira” embodies the dualities that define Sinful Saints and Saintly Sinners at the Margins of the Americas, […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Explanation is the key to keeping kids safe: researchers

Explanation is the key to keeping kids safe: researchers

(Relaxnews) – Want to keep your child from touching that hot stove? How about from walking out in front of cars? New research says explaining risks to children as opposed to giving orders is the best way to ensure safety. Researchers found mothers tend to guide their children in terms of what is and isn’t safe, and […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
“America’s Got Talent” 2013 Winner Kenichi Ebina Performing Live At Pechanga This April

“America’s Got Talent” 2013 Winner Kenichi Ebina Performing Live At Pechanga This April

Pechanga Resort & Casino is proud to announce Kenichi Ebina, “America’s Got Talent” Season 8 winner, will perform a major production show this April for the first time ever since appearing on television. Fans will feel Kenichi Ebina’s pulsating energy from his dance during two special “Kenichi Ebina Dance-ish Entertainment” performances on April 12 and […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Luxury shopping outlet planned adjacent to China’s first Disneyland

Luxury shopping outlet planned adjacent to China’s first Disneyland

(Relaxnews) – The first Disneyland theme park resort in mainland China is to set to get an adjacent luxury shopping compound. The Shanghai Shendi Group announced a venture with luxury outlet chain Value Retail this week, Want China Times reports. ‘Shanghai Village’ will be located next to Shanghai Disney Resort, which is set to open its doors at the end of 2015. […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·