AsianInNY, New York's premier online destination for multicultural networking and entertainment, will host its 2013 Lunar New Year celebration and eighth fashion show on February 23, 2013 from 6:00-10:00pm at New York Law School located at 185 West Broadway, New York.
The Lunar New Year is a major holiday in Asia and a major cultural event in Asian communities around the world, celebrated with music, food, and good company. AsianInNY guests will enjoy an exciting line-up of comedy, music, fashion, dance, and food.
MC for the event will be Phil Nee, considered the Godfather of Asian American comedians. A native New Yorker, Nee appeared recently on "The Colbert Report," headlined the Hong Kong Comedy Festival, and just completed filming a role in the upcoming movie "Chinese Puzzle."
Simon 'Taiga' Tai will be the DJ for the evening. When Taiga is not raising the roof at the hottest clubs in NYC, including Avenue, Marquee and Pacha, he can be found spinning events for the likes of LVMH, Dior and Tag Heuer, and for Vogue supermodels.
The evening's runway fashion show will feature the new collections by outstanding Asian designers. This year the spotlight will fall on Joy Hu, a NYC-based Canadian designer whose couture custom dresses have been worn by Miss Universe Natalie Glebova, Miss Jamaica Chantal Zaky, singer Anjulie, TV personality Angelina Pivarnick, and Model Latina Champion Jessica Caban. 247Features, online shopping destination for designer clothing and merchandises, will re-introduce famous Asian American designers from previous fashion shows, including Way Zen, Janet Zheng, Ninh Nguyen, Angela Gao and Gilbert Chen. Kallisti by Xing Xu and Shan Shui Collection by Wen Wen Lin will provide jewelry and accessories. Attendees can purchase all the featured items from the fashion shows with discounted rates on 247Features.com after the event where a portion of their profits will give to charity.
Asian models will be sporting TC Charton Eyewear by designer Alexandra Peng Charton, the first North American line created expressly for Asians. Hair and makeup will be done by Charles Lam's hair salon and beauty spa MessLook. A top international stylist for more than 20 years, Lam's clients include artists, singers, models and performers from Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The evening's featured performers will include:
• KI-YO -Singer
Singer Ki-Yo, known as Kiyotaka in Japan, was just 17 when he released his first single, "No No No." It was immediately put into heavy rotation on 17 major radio stations in Japan – a record for a new artist. His third single, "The Only One," sold over 400,000 copies, and his debut album, "I'll Be There," reached number seven on the Japan pop chart its first week. That same year, Ki-yo received the All Japan Request Award and the JFN Listener's Award.
• Shoko Tamai – Dancer
Ballerina Shoko Tamai has been dancing for 20 years. A graduate of the Central School of Ballet in London, she has toured with the UK Ballet Central and has danced with Graham and Cunningham, as well as the Dance Theater of Harlem. Tamai studied with Patricia Linton, Yoko Ichino, Aurora Bosch, Carole Gable, William Glassman, Sara Matthews, Elia Luyando Lopez, and Nathalia Barbara. She performs technique (contemporary), character dance, jazz, and musical.
• United East Athletics Association – Lion Dance
United East Athletics Association was founded in 1976 as a 501c3 non-profit organization, self-funded organization by a handful of sports enthusiasts to provide young immigrants and Chinatown youth with a sports programs to help them develop physically and mentally, and to integrate into mainstream America.
• Takala Land – Dance Company
Takala Land Dance Company is dedicated to spreading the joy of street dancing and the culture of the world it springs from. The company offers classes in popping and Bboying, hip-hop and jazz for girls, and hip-hop, funk and groove for boys. Takala Land has performed with Gary Chaw, Jane Zhang, Julie Su, Hacken Lee and Yumiko Cheng.
• 'Nuf Said – Live Band
'Nuf Said is a performing/touring band based in NYC. Led by guitarist/composer Teriver Cheung and vocalist Ioana Vintu, the original soul/funk/R&B band has appeared internationally in concerts and festivals. The band's unique sound features strong soulful vocals combined with raw, high-energy hiphop and funk-influenced groove, and burning yet sophisticated jazz instrumental improvisation on stage. 'Nuf Said Unplugged, an acoustic version of the band, features world-renowned percussionist Keita Ogawa. Ogawa has performed for music superstars such as Yo-Yo Ma and Christian McBride.
Sponsors: AriZona Beverages, Asian Real Estate Association of America, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Haruo Noro Salon, JOA Production, KOH COCONUT, Manhattan Portage, MessLook, Mika Japanese Cuisine and Bar, MusicDish China, New York Law School, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, TC Charton, Ty Ku, Well Luck Co., 247Features.com.
*Admission: First 100 people to arrive will receive free raffle tickets (amazing items including bags, wallets, bottle water, t-shirts and more.)
$15 online pre-event purchase* before Feb 10 midnight
$20 online pre-event purchase* before Feb 22 midnight
$25 at the door
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