Taiwanese Americans on Stage and Screen in San Diego

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: San Diego Taiwan Center
Address: 7838 Wilkerson Court, San Diego, CA
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=188516247852951

Taiwanese American Professionals – San Diego (TAP-SD) hosts an event featuring Taiwanese American artists and performers. Join guests Cynthia Lin and Tyson Mao from the Bay area for a special night of live entertainment! In light of recent events, proceeds from this event will go towards supporting relief efforts in Japan.

Cynthia Lin is a professional solo vocalist and guitarist, and her first album Blue and Borderlined was featured on NPR’s Open Mic series, and her second album Doppelganger was named one of the Top 5 Asian American Albums of 2007 by AsiaXpress.com.

Tyson Mao is founder of the World Cube Association, held the world record for solving the Rubik’s Cube blindfolded, and has appeared on such shows as CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Beauty and the Geek 2, Good Morning America and USA Network’s “Show Us Your Character”.

The event will also feature local Taiwanese musical and visual artists from Southern California!

Naruwan Taiko is sponsored by the San Diego Taiwanese American Community Center and performs in the style of Japanese drumming at various events around the San Diego area.

Lisa Yang was a member of the New York Medical College a cappella group “Arrhythmias” and sings with the Disneyland Candlelight Choir and the Whittier Area Community Church Choir.

Paul Chen has sung with the Princeton Glee Club, Harvard Radcliffe chorus, San Francisco Choral Society, San Diego Master Chorale, and La Jolla Symphony and Chorus and has performed in concert with the San Diego Symphony and San Diego Summer Pops.

Timothy Tau will showcase an advanced screening of his Noir-hybrid short film, The Case (www.facebook.com/thecasefilm), which will premiere at the 2011 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival and the Cannes Short Film Corner. Trailer for The Case is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKXR8mxIMfo — Tau’s short story “Land of Origin” won 2nd Prize in the 2010 Playboy College Fiction Contest and is a love-crime story about a Taiwanese-American expat who goes back to Kaohsiung and gets mixed up with betel nut girls and the gangster underworld. It is currently being developed into a feature-length film project.

Please join us for a reception afterward with light snacks where you will have the opportunity to meet the performers and purchase autographed souvenirs.

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