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  • Tyrus Wong

    Mr. Tyrus Wong, a Disney Legend

    Chinese American Heroes introduces one of our youngest Chinese American heroes, Mr. Tyrus Wong, who recently celebrated his 103rd birthday.  The truth is, he is the youngest 103 year old member in this heroes’ website.   He was in San Francisco on October 3, 2013 and […]

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  • Miss California 2013 Crystal Lee

    An Exclusive Interview: Miss California 2013, Crystal Lee

        Miss California 2013 Crystal Lee dazzled America this past September as she vied for the coveted title of Miss America 2014. Lee’s journey to the competition had not been easy. It took three attempts on the state level before she was able to reach […]

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  • Henry Chu and Jimmy

    Revelations at 50: Henry Chu

    Five-year-old Jimmy Chu likes to play with his toy garbage trucks and “go to meetings” with his Daddy. When Henry Chu was Jimmy’s age, he and his family had just immigrated from Hong Kong to San Francisco and lived across from the North Beach Playground […]

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    Beauty is Art: Interview With Celebrity Makeup Artist Janice Kinjo

          After a decade-long career, Japanese American Janice Kinjo has become one of the most sought after celebrity makeup artists, having worked with Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, Drake, and Chris Brown. Her work has been featured in InStyle, LA Magazine, Trace, and […]

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  • Frances Baker

    Frances Chow Baker: Banker and Community Advocate

        Gateway Bank is not only a community bank, it is a leader in community outreach and safety. At the helm is a 14-year veteran and an amazing woman who has raised three children, Frances Chow Baker. She joined Gateway Bank fourteen years ago […]

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  • Students from George Washington High School sell raffle tickets at the 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration. Photo by Frank Jang.

    AHSC Helps Schools Raise Nearly $100,000 To Date

          With AsianWeek Foundation’s help, SF public and private schools have raised almost $100,000 as of 2013 through the Asian Heritage Street Celebration “Make Some Money For Your School” Raffle Fundraising Program. The AsianHeritage Street Celebration School Raffle Program is a community based […]

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    The Asian Art Museum Presents Masterworks from Korea

          SAN FRANCISCO — This fall, the Asian Art Museum will present In Grand Style: Celebrations in Korean Art during the Joseon Dynasty, the first major U.S. exhibition to explore the colorfully choreographed ceremonies of Korea’s Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). The legacy of this […]

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    Linsanity the Movie Opens October 4

    Directed by Bay Area native Evan Jackson Leong, LINSANITY captures the man and the cultural phenomenon that took over the NBA nation in February of 2012: basketball sensation Jeremy Lin. LINSANITY traces Jeremy’s life from Palo Alto, CA to his rise with the New York Knicks. The film […]

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  • Frank Lee

    Frank Lee, Jr.: Carrying on the Family Theatre Legacy

        Frank Lee, Jr. has been the proud owner of San Francisco’s “4-Star Theater” located on Clement and 23rd Ave.  in the Richmond district since 1992. The theater first opened in 1919 as “La Bonita Theatre,” was renamed “Star Theater” in 1926, and finally […]

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  • Ted Fu, Wesley Chan, and Philip Wang.

    APIASF Engages Wong Fu Productions to Produce Financial Literacy Video for Asian American Students

        WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) engaged Wong Fu Productions, primarily known for their YouTube channel to produce a financial literacy video […]

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