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Archive for November 4th, 2008

Breaking From Tradition: Asian Americans find their groove in hop-hop subculture

From West Coast-based multiethnic breakdancing crew JabbawockeeZ winning MTV’s reality series “America’s Best Dance Crew” earlier this year to hip hop groups from Asia firing up the international underground hip-hop scene, the surge of Asian artists hitting the stage is a force to be reckoned with. Asian Avenue magazine looks into the lives of Colorado’s [...]

Hip Hop Sidebar: Break Dance Moves 101

1) One-handed Freeze, 2) Headspin, 3) Hollowback, 4) Side Freeze, 5) One-handed Pike, 6) Tip Toe

APDC Celebrates New Community Room

The Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC) and MillerCoors celebrated their success in renovating the new MillerCoors Community Room by a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 16. Through the partnership and generosity of MillerCoors, a newly renovated community room is available again to serve the needs of our diverse communities within the Denver Metro area and [...]

MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew visits Denver

The 2008 America’s Best Dance Crew live tour stopped in Denver on October 8th at the Wells Fargo Theatre. The tour began in Miami on September 18th and moved across the country to 25 cities in five weeks ending in Houston on October 23.
The show began with intro dances from season-two crews Fanny Pak, BreakSk8 [...]

Hawai’ian Escape in Longmont

Close to 3,000 people enjoyed a tropical getaway at Skyline High School in Longmont on Sunday, October 12th. The inaugural Colorado Aloha Festival treated guests of all ages to daylong festivities of island food, 45 gift booths, mini workshops, Hula films, and topped off the event with a Hula Ho’ike dance concert.
The place was buzzing [...]

“Creating a Legacy”

Those words are on the wall of the Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado (JARCC), which opened its doors on October 11th at Sakura Square. Their mission is “to be a vibrant resource preserving, educating, and communicating the evolving Japanese American experience in Colorado.”
There are currently three segments on display: the Larimer Street Mapping Project [...]

Spotlight: Namita Khanna Nariani

Anyone who has watched Mudra Dance Studio perform is left feeling energized, thoroughly entertained and simply…happy. This is a testament to the founder, dance instructor and choreographer, Namita
Khanna Nariani, whose love of dance, music and humanity is woven into every performance. With each performance, Nariani shares her message of tolerance, diversity and inclusiveness to captivated [...]

Restaurant Peek: China Jade

12203 E. Iliff Ave. #D
Aurora, CO 80014
(303) 755-8518
Open 7 days per week
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Tucked away under one of the unremarkable storefront signs of the Iliff Common Center in Aurora, there lies a little bit of southwestern China just waiting to be discovered. The new management and new chef at China Jade offer customers [...]

Restaurant Peek: Pot of Pho

12652 Ken Caryl Avenue Unit C
Littleton, CO 80127
Open 7 days per week
11:00 am-9:00 pm
Western Littleton just got a little more cosmopolitan. East truly meets West at the Pot of Pho located at the crossroads of Ken Caryl Avenue and C470. Out here, you don’t find many Vietnamese restaurants that generally are located in more urban [...]

Education Innovation: The Boettcher Teacher’s Program

Five years ago, the Boettcher Teachers Program was assembled, granted, and began taking applications for an innovative teaching fellowship. Built by visionaries, and fortified with experienced partners like the Boettcher Foundation, University of Denver Morgridge College of Education, Public Education & Business Coalition, Adams 12 Five Star and the Mapleton Public school districts; a hybrid [...]