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Beginning next year, several students at Coronado Elementary School will take their first steps toward learning the most widely spoken language in the world while learning more about the origin country’s culture.
Coronado Elementary School teaching intern Xiaoya Zhang shows students how to use a jian zi during a culture club meeting on Nov. 19, 2013 [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
Coronado Elementary School student Ally Lambrigger learns how to use a Chinese yo-yo alongside first-grade teacher Alice Fan during a culture club meeting on Nov. 19, 2013. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
Coronado Elementary School teaching intern Xiaoya Zhang leads a Tai Chi class during a culture club meeting on Nov. 19, 2013. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
Coronado Elementary School first-grade teacher Alice Fan teaches students how to make a jian zi during a culture club meeting on Nov. 19, 2013. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
Along with grainy woods, metallics and other textural elements, rock and mineral-themed decor is part of a fall trend toward nature and natural elements.
OCEAN CITY, Md. — The crabs, and carbs, aren't just in Baltimore.
The upcoming September concert put on by the Mesa Sister Cities will feature music and dancing with a global twist.
Chandler’s Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
Editor’s note: Mark Scarp is taking this week off. The following column was first published July 10, 2011. “Two years later,” Scarp said last week, “and we still have the same contradiction between state laws allowing fireworks to be sold and owned and city ordinances prohibiting their use. What a way to celebrate Independence Day, huh?”
With the Fourth of July right around the corner, the City of Mesa has a few recommendations to keep residents’ pets safe and comfortable throughout the upcoming commotions.
Jewell Parker Roades, the Virginia G. Piper Chair in Creative writing, meets fans and discusses "Sugar," her new novel for middle readers. It tells the story of a 10-year-old girl who lives on a sugar plantation on the banks of the Mississippi and takes it upon herself to serve as the cultural bridge between the plantation residents and the Chinese workers who come to harvest the cane. Roades will sign copies of her book after the presentation.
LAS VEGAS — To step into club XS at the Wynn Las Vegas is to enter the dreamscape of a modern artist with fetishes for gold and bronze and bodies in motion.
Mesquite High School will graduate 446 students this year. Students have been awarded just over $6 million in scholarships.
WASHINGTON — This may be the year Congress decides what to do about the millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. And this may be the week when a bipartisan group of senators makes public details of the overhaul plan it has been negotiating for months.
Shen Yun: This New York-based dance company resurrects the 5,000-year-old tradition of classical Chinese dance, which has been virtually extinguished in communist China.
With lion dances, firecrackers, games and more, the Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St. will host a two-day celebration of the 2013 Lunar New Year. The event will be held 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is getting ready for the year of the snake. The casino capital celebrates Chinese New Year — also known as lunar new year — in a big way, with feasts, exhibits, performances and other events at outdoor festivals and at casino-resorts like Bellagio and The Venetian.
"Gangster Squad" director Ruben Fleischer was stepping out of the shower on the night of July 20 last year when he received a chilling phone call from a studio executive at Warner Bros. There had been a deadly shooting at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo. The studio was pulling the trailer for its "Gangster Squad" movie.
The army invading the United States in "Red Dawn," an ill-advised remake of the campy 1984 original, was changed in post-production from Chinese to North Korean. With a few snips here, a few re-dubs there, the filmmakers re-edited and re-shot, fearful of offending China and its increasingly important movie-going market.
A boiling pot of wild martial arts moves culled from dozens (maybe hundreds) of violent Asian action extravaganzas as sifted through a Tarantino-esque fanboy prism, "The Man With the Iron Fists" feels like both a lavish vanity project and an earnest attempt to deliver a compendium of cool hand-to-hand combat set pieces.
Lately I have been hearing people claim that they are a “foody.” Initially, I had thought that term meant they are a fan of food. To me that was kind of funny because should we not all be fans of food? Our bodies need it and we all seem to be a fan of it from infancy and beyond. Ask any mother. Although the term “foody” according to the dictionary is, “a person having an enthusiastic interest in the preparation and consumption of good food.” Now that I can get on board with.
Integrating business with food, adding his own creations with a customized touch on every dish, Sam Szeto is known as “Dragon Sam” to his customers and friends.
If the federal government was meant to create jobs, it would have created a surplus of them by now, and unemployment would be far below 7.8 percent — considering the exorbitant amount of money the Obama administration has, as it says, “invested” to do so.
Kung Fu comes alive in a performance from the Shaolin Warriors.