arts and entertainment links: 2007-04-12

Crossing East, the first public radio series on Asian American history, has won the George Foster Peabody Award. This is like the Pulitzer of broadcasting. This eight-hour documentary series hosted by George Takei and Margaret Cho aired on 207 stations around the country and will be available to stations again this May for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Indian American actor/filmmaker Tirlok Malik's television series Namaste - I Love Making Films in New York has been nominated for a New York Emmy Award: Malik's show nominated for NY Emmy Award

Yet another one of these articles on all these successful South Asians creating a growing presence in film and television: Stars of South Asian descent are on the ascent. Dude, I can't believe Sanjaya has wedged himself onto this list.

Okay, so I started catching up the current season of Survivor. I actually find it kind of boring. But I really like Yau-Man, the brainy older guy who has survived his way into the remaining ten castaways: Way better than brawn

NY Arts Magazine has an article on performance artist extraordinaire, the one-and-only Kristina Wong: Cali Girl: Are You Ready for the Performance Art of Kristina Wong?. She is a true character.

The New York Times has a profile on 26-year-old Liang Wang, principal oboist of the New York Philharmonic: Pilgrim With an Oboe, Citizen of the World

Yo-Yo Ma wants everybody, all cultures, to get together and make crazy amazing different music: Famed cellist Ma fan of cultural mixing, 'nothing great produced in isolation'. I'm sorry, Mr. Ma. The only instrument I can play is the kazoo.

A Chinese science fiction writer is suing 20th Century Fox and five Chinese companies alleging his story idea was stolen and used for the 2004 movie The Day After Tomorrow: Chinese writer sues 20th Century Fox. Are you sure you really want to take credit for that?

Nicolas Cage will star as comic book hero The Sadhu, about "an English soldier who seeks revenge in India for the murder of his family, and along the way develops a spiritual side": Cage Worships Spirit of SADHU. The script will be written by Deepak Chopra, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and will be shot in India next year. And I have absolutely no desire to see this movie.

Actress Moon Bloodgood, last seen on the cancelled ABC drama Day Break and the upcoming movie Pathfinder, has role with Robert De Niro in Barry Levinson's What Just Happened?: Korean American to Star Alongside Robert De Niro

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