Japan’s Spectacular Tunnels of Light.
If you happen to be in Japan from now until March 31st, 2013, be sure to check out one of Japan’s most stunning displays of light called Winter Illuminations at Nabana no Sato, a botanical garden turned light theme park on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana. Opened just yesterday, it’s already been called one of the best winter light shows in all of Japan. The park really outdoes itself by using millions of sparkling LED’s all over the vast grounds including on the water and in the gardens. This years theme is ‘nature’ and it promises gorgeous scenes including a beautiful sunrise inspired by Mt. Fuji at dawn, a rainbow across the sky, and even an aurora. The stars of the show are the famous walk-through tunnels of light that completely envelop the viewer, making it seem as if they’re walking through bright, magical portals.
Via My Modern Met.
We are kicking off our 2013 Keep TN Free fundraising campaign with an ambitious goal—please help us raise $11,000 by our September 3rd show!
You can donate at:
As we celebrate our 15th season, Tuesday Night Cafe continues to be of the longest running free public arts series in downtown Los Angeles. Cultivating a supportive space featuring new original work by Asian American artists, Tuesday Night Cafe builds—and is built by—each individual that touches it in the spirit of art + community. Thank you for being a part of Tuesday Night Cafe. Your support has gotten us to where we are today and drives us to continue forward.
*** Why? ***
We are extremely grateful for the community support that has driven us forward for the past fifteen years, and in a world that is increasingly digital and global we are happy to provide a physical space that serves our local community. When you support Tuesday Night Project, you are supporting the artists and organizers who preserve and share our community’s stories for ourselves and for the future.
Although Tuesday Night Cafe is free to the public and run by a devoted volunteer staff, your valuable contributions will go directly towards our hard operational costs, including (but not limited to):
- necessary sound engineering at every show
- a brand-new website to re-invigorate our online presence
- crucial maintenance of our equipment and supplies (some of our gear is getting on the older side)
- food to fuel our staff, artists, and volunteers at our shows and meetings
- starting the process of digitizing our staggering 15 year of shows (that’s well over 450 hours of footage!)
- the many other costs that it takes to fund our shows, our workshops, our planning, and our tour!
*** How ***
Every donation —from $5 to $500— gets us closer to our goal of $11,000!
Donate online now:
Prefer to give in person? At our shows staff members will be equipped with Square, so that you can donate using your credit card at Tuesday Night Cafe!
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You can contribute a story or testimonial and share with our families, friends, and community!
Tell us why you love Tuesday Night Project and why folks should support the space! Post photos, thoughts, memories, and hopes on your favorite social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine, etc.) with the hashtag #KeepTNfree and a link to www.tuesdaynightproject.org!
Once again, from the Tuesday Night Project Family:
I’ve yet to attend a Tuesday Night Cafe (which is sad considering I live 20 minutes away from Little Tokyo…) but I’m really grateful for the platform they provide for local artists of color, and for the community they’ve built over the past 15 years. I’ve donated to show my support, so please do the same and/or share this post with your family, friends, and fellow artists!
(photo by @kylemizono)
Please donate! This is an amazing event in an amazing community put on by amazing people. Did I mention that it was amazing?
From their website:
since 1999 the people behind the project and the series have grown into an actual community fiercely devoted to creating venues where art and community connect. It is a community of artists, organizers, activists, professionals, independent business owners, educators and community members of different generations, a myriad of artistic disciplines and all walks of life.
Tuesday Night Project maintains a passionate, positive space with a focus on new work from Asian American/Pacific Islander communities and from the Greater Los Angeles area. TNP constantly introduces its audiences to new artists and organizations and the amazing work they do all over the city. While TNP offers modest stipends to some of its technical crew, they have kept the series alive and free to the public with sheer passion and the practice and belief that PEOPLE are each other’s greatest resource.
I was fortunate to attend while I was in LA this summer and….wow. You know that feeling when you kind of start coming into your identity and everything you start learning feels like coming home? That’s what TNP felt like. It felt like home, despite being on the complete opposite side of the country from where I live. The people there were really rad, positive, supportive, and genuinely talented people. The talent was breathtakingly good (Priska was performing when I attended. Look her up!) and the vibe was indescribable.
So yeah, please donate if you can. Spread the word. Tuesday Night Project lives on as the legacy of Asian Americans across the country and concentrating in downtown LA. The people I’ve met through and at TNP are some of my biggest idols and closest friends.
Egypt Judges Recommend The Dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood
CAIRO (AP) — A judicial official says a panel of judges has recommended the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest political group, from which ousted President Mohammed Morsi hails.
The panel said Monday in a recommendation to Egypt’s administrative court that the Brotherhood has operated in violation of the law.
The recommendation isn’t binding to the court, which holds its next hearing on Nov. 12. It appears however a step closer to banning the group, whose legality was disputed even before Morsi’s ouster.
The Brotherhood has been banned for most of its 85 years but operated widespread social networks. Facing a slew of court cases questioning its status and funding, it hastily registered in March as a civil association.
The official spoke anonymously as he wasn’t authorized to talk to the media.
Aug. 16 2011
Click the link for more detailed descriptions of these incidents.
- There is an official policy to ignore torture in Iraq.
- U.S. officials were told to cover up evidence of child abuse by contractors in Afghanistan.
- Guantanamo prison has held mostly innocent people and low-level operatives.
- There is an official tally of civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- U.S. Military officials withheld information about the indiscriminate killing of Reuters journalists and innocent Iraqi civilians.
- The State Department backed corporate opposition to a Haitian minimum wage law.
- The U.S. Government had long been faking its public support for Tunisian President Ben Ali.
- Known Egyptian torturers received training from the FBI in Quantico, Virginia.
- The State Department authorized the theft of the UN Secretary General’s DNA.
- The Japanese and U.S. Governments had been warned about the seismic threat at Fukushima.
- The Obama Administration allowed Yemen’s President to cover up a secret U.S. drone bombing campaign.
All of these are pretty terrible. Like, really terrible.
But why in the blue fuck are they stealing DNA?