By Christina Deng Morrison
On a chilly January night, a sizzling Chinese New Year feast melted the Twin Cities.
“Carnival China Style”- 2010 Chinese New Year's Gala, the well anticipated dazzling Chinese stage performance by the China Broadcasting Performing Arts Ensemble, sponsored by the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, debuted at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Orpheum Theatre on Jan. 10. China’s 60 top performing artists charmed the Twin Cities audience with the latest achievements of Chinese art through a vibrant blend of singing, dancing, opera, folk music and acrobatics. Approximately 2,500 enthusiastic spectators, who represented a good mixture of the local Chinese speaking population and the mainstream English speaking public, filled the theatre and experienced an eye-popping first class production. Among them were Consul Huang Ping of the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago and Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State of Minnesota.
By Greg Hugh, Staff Writer
The U.S. Immigration Station, a National Historic Landmark, located on Angel Island in San Francisco bay, near the Tiburon peninsula, recently observed its 100th anniversary and was commemorated by a Proclamation issued by President Barak Obama.