Thursday, May 21, 2009

Asian American Artists, Musicians, and Media

Today I'm focusing on Asian Americans Artists, Musicians and Media.

Info taken from Wikipedia



Connie Chung is an American journalist who has been an anchor and reporter for several U.S. television news networks. In 1993 when she became the co-anchor of the "CBS Evening News," she was the first Asian American and the second woman ever to be named to the coveted post of nightly news anchor at a major network.

Ann Curry is an American television news journalist and news anchor on NBC's morning television program Today since May 1997 and host of Dateline NBC since May 2005. Along with Lester Holt, she is the primary substitute for Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News.
Yo-Yo Ma is a French-born Chinese-American virtuoso cellist and composer and winner of multiple Grammy Awards. He is one of the most revered cello players of the 20th and 21st centuries. He is also a highly accomplished musician on the piano, viola, and violin.

Don Ho was a Hawaiian and traditional pop musician and singer and entertainer. For more than four decades, Don Ho was one of Hawaii’s biggest entertainers, drawing huge crowds to his shows. The success of his albums in the 1960s, especially his hit single, “Tiny Bubbles,” brought him legions of fans worldwide and led to numerous appearances on television.
Maya Ying Lin is an American artist and architect who is known for her work in sculpture and landscape art. Her best-known work is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.


Vera Wang is a American fashion designer based in New York. She is known for her wedding gown collection, among other specialties. Wang has made wedding gowns for Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Thalía, Jessica Simpson, Avril Lavigne, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Garner, Sharon Stone, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Uma Thurman, Holly Hunter, Campbell Brown, Jeri Ryan, and Karenna Gore, among various other celebrities.
James Yoshinobu Iha is an American rock musician. He is most famous as having been a guitarist in the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins and for his eclectic musical projects of recent years, including A Perfect Circle. He is currently a member of the band Tinted Windows with members of Cheap Trick, Fountains of Wayne and Hanson.

Anna Sui is an American fashion designer. Her brand is recognized globally in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Her clothing, fragrance, cosmetic, and accessories lines retail in her stores and independent boutiques in over 50 countries. She was called a designer who "never panders" by The New York Times, and named to Time Magazine's list of this decade's top five fashion icons. In 2009, Sui won the CFDA Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award (Council of Fashion Designers of America), which serves to honor contributions made to American fashion by outstanding individuals in the industry. Sui joins the ranks of Yves St Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg and Bill Blass, who are past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Chinese-American architect, I. M. Pei directed for nearly 40 years one of the most successful architectural practices in the United States. Known for his dramatic use of concrete and glass, Pei counted among his most famous buildings the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. the John Hancock Tower in Boston, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

3 comments:

  1. This has been a great series, thanks!

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  2. I've been in at least one Pei building, but it's not one of the ones listed here (more minor).

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  3. asians are very talented so as the other race out there.:-)

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