Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s New ‘Psycho-Opera’

After composing the songs from the film Where the Wild Things Are, Karen O (front woman for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) is continuing to look for new ways to showcase her talent. She will be collaborating with playwright Adam Rapp to create a form of “psycho-opera, an assault on the tragic joys of youth.”

Cindy Hwang’s Upcoming KYOPO Exhibition and Book

Back in 2009, we interviewed artist CYJO, also known as Cindy Hwang, about her KYOPO Project, and her attempt to capture the “cultural diaspora” of kyopos, thereby challenging the assumption of a monolithic Korean identity.

“In Her Wake: Eunah Kim,” a posthumous exhibition

“In Her Wake: Eunah Kim” is an exhibition that is being held in honor of Eunah Kim (1973-2010) and the art that she produced between 2000 and 2009. After being diagnosed with lung cancer, she produced a wide range of art, including sculptures, wall hangings, and paintings.

Derek Kirk Kim’s ‘Mythomania’ is Here!

The award-winning web cartoonist and graphic novelist Derek Kirk Kim has taken on his most exciting project yet: a new web series called Mythomania. Written and directed by Kim, the story is a spin-off of Tune, his ongoing web comic series, and it follows Andy Go, an amateur cartoonist who dreams of “hitting it big,” but quickly finds his dreams clouded with rejection letters from publishing companies.

Korean ballerina Park Sae-eun joins world-renowned Paris Opera Ballet

New Play ‘Chinglish’ Heading to Broadway

David Henry Hwang‘s new play, “Chinglish,” will be coming to Broadway in the fall. The play, about an American businessman’s trials and tribulations expanding into China, is currently running at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. It explores the burgeoning relationship between the US and China, one characterized by mutual curiosity but a tangible disconnect.

About the play, Hwang has said:

‘Creating Frank Cho’s World’ wins an Emmy

Creating Frank Cho’s World,” a web documentary featuring a behind-the-scenes look at comic book artist Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows) and his crew creating the August 29, 2010 cover of Washington Post Magazine, won a regional Emmy for the Arts/Entertainment – News Single Story category at the 53rd Emmy Awards show this past weekend.

La MaMa presents Byungkoo Ahn’s HAMYUL/HAMLET

A leading organization dedicated to theatrical productions, La MaMa presents the premiere of HAMYUL: HAMLET, an adaptation of the Shakespearean classic directed by Korean American writer/director Byung Koo Ahn. Broadway World reports that stage actor Young Kun Song, known for his outstanding performances in both Korean and Western productions, will play Hamyul/Hamlet.

KAFFNY Open Audition for aspiring actors and directors (8/20-21)

KAFFNY (Korean American Film Festival New York) is an international independent film festival in New York City founded in 2006. This summer, KAFFNY is holding its first Open Audition on August 20th and 21st at Bennett Media Studios. All Korean American actors are encouraged to apply, regardless of age, experience, and language ability. Aspiring directors/producers of all levels of experience are also encouraged to apply to view the Open Audition for future castings.

Lee Ufan’s Upcoming Retrospective at the Guggenheim

Lee Ufan wears many different hats: he is an artist, a philosopher, and even a poet. Born in Korea in 1936, his work has received much acclaim abroad, with recent solo exhibitions in Seoul, Madrid, and Paris. This Friday (5/24), his first major US exhibition, Marking Infinity, will open at the Guggenheim in NYC.

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