Thursday, May 01, 2008

Misc Announcements for APA Heritage Month

File this in the things to do in May when you're Asian category...Boiled down from releases sent in to the Village --

2008 Asian Excellence Awards on E! Entertainment
Thursday, May 1 @ 6 pm EST/PST

Hosted by Bobby Lee (MADtv) and Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing with the Stars)
Performances by JabbaWockeeZ, KABA Modern and Tia Carrere

Honorees, Winners and Presenters include:

Kristi Yamaguchi, Sonja Sohn, Rob Schneider, Steven Seagal, Quentin Tarantino, Kelly Hu, Lindsay Price, Steve Chen (co-founder of YOUtube), Verne Troyer, B.D. Wong, Andre Royo, Ian Ziering, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bobby Lee, Jack Yang, Daisy Fuentes, Roger Fan, Russell Peters, Devon Aoki, Sharon Leal, Tamlyn Tomita, Bai Ling, Cheryl Burke, Cristián de la Fuente, Se7en, Daisy Fuentes, Will Yun Lee, Michelle Krusiec, Michael Yo, Brenda Song, Rex Lee, Navi Rawat, Jack Yang, Michaela Conlin, James Saito, and Teresa Cheung.
Visit for more info.
Red carpet and additional extras will be available on Comcast on Demand starting May 7.


KCET Los Angeles and Union Bank of California Present
"Local Heroes of the Year" at Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration on Thursday, May 8, at KCET

Event Honors Southern Californians in Arts, Business, Community Activism, Education and Social Services; KCET Airs Honoree Video Profiles in May

Recognizing May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, KCET and Union Bank of California have teamed to present the 5th Annual "Local Hero of the Year" Awards at a special event for honorees and their guests on Thursday, May 8 at KCET. The awards are presented to individuals of Asian/Pacific heritage who have inspired others and enriched their communities, improving the quality of life for all. The festivities will also include a featured performance by Grammy® Award-winning artist Daniel Ho. This year's honorees are:

Community Activism, Curtis Chin, Writer/Producer and Volunteer for Asian Pacific Americans for Progress;
Social Services, Hemlata Momaya, Executive Director of Bal Jagat Children's World, Inc.;
Education: Bill H. Seki, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Go For Broke National Education Center;
Arts: Beau Sia, Poet; and
Business: Tony Yip, President of J.T. Bonn, Inc.

As part of KCET's Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month celebration, KCET will broadcast specials and programs that honor the cultural and historical heritage of Asian/ Pacific Americans. For in-depth episode descriptions of all Asian/Pacific Heritage Month programs, please visit


Asia Society "Callout Initiative" on YouTube
“What does being Asian American mean to you?”

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! To celebrate, Asia Society has joined with YouTube in a callout initiative asking people everywhere: “What does being Asian American mean to you?” For today’s launch, we are the spotlight headlining YouTube’s News homepage à

To see our call-out video featuring Sandra Oh, Senator Daniel Inouye, Kal Penn, George Takei, and others, simply click on Sandra above. And help spread the word! Please encourage all Asian Americans to post their own response videos throughout the month at This May, help Asian Americans come together!