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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association Presents the Annual

Hawaiian Steele Guitar Festival

October 23-25, 2014

Guest of Honor: Jeff Au Hoy


Steel Guitar Concert

Sat., Oct. 25th, 7:30 PM

Rialto Theater, Loveland, CO

Featuring:  recording artist Sally Van Meter and Hawaii’s Jeff Au Hoy


Hawaiian Steel Performances | Seminars | “Talk Story” | Jam Sessions




Hilton Fort Collins, Colorado

$45 festival pass includes all 3 days + concert admission

Single day festival admission: $20 at the door

Concert w/o festival pass: $15 adults/$10 students & seniors

Register online at www.hsga.orgPre-registration is appreciated.


Daily meals & hotel room not included.

Hotel Reservations: call the Hilton Fort Collins, (970) 482-2626

Mention the HSGA Hawaiian Festival in October for special rate.


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Usually held on one of the islands of Hawai'i-- Waikiki, for example--this is the first time that this premier event is being held on the mainland, right in our own state of Colorado.  The steel guitar has its origin in the Hawaiian Islands in the late 1800's.  Its popularity grew as Hawaiian music itself began to be played by travelling musicians across the Mainland United States in the early 1900's.  By the 1920s, the steel guitar was part of the Hawaiian music craze that was sweeping the American continent, as well as other places like Europe, Japan, Mexico and Australia, to mention just a few.  The steel guitar and its style of playing was also readily adopted by country musicians and bottleneck guitarists who played the blues.  Today, the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association continues to promote the playing of the Hawaiian steel guitar, and offers demonstrations, workshops and concerts to the public in order to bring greater appreciation to this unique and beautiful musical instrument and its historical and cultural importance to Hawaiian, as well as American, music.


Aloha and mahalo,

Mark 'Ehukai Kahalekulu

Hawaiian Music Conservatory of Colorado


 Past Events

by David Henry Hwang. 

Inspired by true events, M. Butterfly fictionalizes the story of a bored French diplomat who falls for a beautiful and charming Chinese opera singer, who personifies his fantasy of the Asian beauty. During this 20 year affair, he passes along diplomatic secrets, an act that brings about his downfall with international scandal and, ultimately, his imprisonment. To add insult to injury, with a most shocking reveal, the love of his life was never what she portrayed. How could this intimate relationship have lasted for over 20 years without the diplomat ever catching on? Hwang details a compelling drama examining themes of sexual and racial stereotyping, Western imperialism, the role illusion plays in perceptions, and the ability for one person to truly know another.

*M. Butterfly contains nudity

September 4 -28, 2014, Aurora
Opening night, Thurs @ 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat @ 7:30 pm, Sun @ 2:30 pm.
Fox Studio Theatre, 9900 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora CO 80010

Season tickets are on sale at $66 for a 3-play series. Single tickets are $26 Advance, $22 Student & Seniors, $30 Door, Groups 10 or more $22 each. Tickets can be obtained by calling Theatre Esprit Asia box office at 720.282.3447 or through Aurora Fox at 303.739.1970.​

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Dinner

OCA of Colorado will be hosting the

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Dinner

Saturday, Sept 6th, 5:00 PM

Super Star, 2200 W. Alameda Ave., Denver


Click here for the announcement…

Mudra Dance Studio is proud to present the 18th original production:  Gyaan...Truth Through Knowledge


This year's show, Gyaan...Truth Through Knowledge, is one that cannot be missed. It is a show that has been inspired by the tragic losses that our world has been facing recently, such as school shootings, religious shootings, rape, suicide, and more. The Aurora shooting hit very close to our studio. The Sandy Hook shooting made schools a place to be feared. Rape cases, especially those in India, have only gotten worse and more brutal. Real life events like these have created scary and dark world. Gyaan is Mudra's gift to the world, a way to give back, remember those lost, inspire the desire for change, and heal together as a community.


Our world is facing more challenges than ever before. Gyaan is our offering to the community as a way to heal from all the senseless loss we all experience. This beautifully conceptualized show will take you through a journey; when everything seems fine and life blesses us with all of its wonderful gifts, the sudden and unexpected tragedies leave us feeling hopeless and empty. Let GYAAN show you how you can heal from such losses and come out stronger.  Join us in this journey to find your truth through the knowledge of our experience.

Tickets on sale at:

September 20th, 5pm | September 21st, 2pm | September 26th, 8pm | September 27th, 5pm | September 28th, 2pm

Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Pkwy. | Lakewood, CO 80226 (

Implied mature content. Sunday shows most suitable for kids.


Mudra NEEDS your help....

We have put our hearts and souls into creating the most amazing show possible. With all of the time, effort, blood, and sweat that we are losing, we really need your help to make Gyaan possible.  For any of you who don't know, this show is monetarily the largest show we have ever done. From the costumes to the aerial dancing, to live music, to presenting the show 6 times, it's a show that can't be missed. But in order to make it work, we need as much help as we can get.

Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans in Wyoming during World War II


Mr. Sam Mihara, a former prisoner of Heart Mountain to present on his Japanese internment camp experience, reached out to UCD’s Mr. Dominic Martinez to offer his presentation to CU Denver students, faculty, staff and community.  Please share with your networks about this upcoming event.


During World War II, the U.S. government forced 9-year-old Sam Mihara and his entire family to move from their home in San Francisco to an internment camp in Wyoming. Seventy years have passed since the incarceration and Sam is one of the few survivors willing to speak about this experience. In his moving presentation, Memories of Heart Mountain, he talks about his years in the Heart Mountain and Pomona internment camps, providing a first-hand account of this great civil rights injustice that was experienced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans.

Friday, September 26th 
12:00-1:30 PM
Tivoli Student Union Multicultural Lounge
900 Auraria Pkwy., Denver 80204
For more information, contact Soyon Bueno, (303) 315-1879​

Piʻilani Hawaiian Civic Club luʻau

Second Bi-Annual Lu’au

Sat., September 27th

Doors Open at 4:30 PM; Dinner at 5:00 PM

Knights of Columbus

1555 Grant St., Denver, CO  80203


Menu:  Kalua Pig, Chicken Long Rice, Lomi Salmon, Shoyu Chicken, Poi, Rice, Salads, Fresh Pineapple

Haupia, Dessert, Coffee, Fruit Punch and Water


12 and up:  $35/$40 at the door | 3-11: $15 | Under 3: Free

For more information and tickets, call (303) 638-3834 or (303) 882-9174

The August 26th regular meeting of the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership

4:30 – 6:00 PM, will feature a presentation with Theatre Esprit Asia, “Western Images of Eastern Women:  Beauty & Power”.    Light refreshments will be served.  The meeting takes place at the Aurora Municipal Center, 2nd floor Aspen conference room.  Light refreshments will be served.  Guests are always welcome.  Feel free to call for more details.


See you soon,

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 Frankie Anderson



Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership

(303) 326-8695


Mailing address:

Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership

c/o Development Services Division

Aurora Municipal Center

15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., #2300

Aurora, CO  80012

"Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook/AuroraAsian

"Follow” us on Twitter: www.twitter/AuroraAsian

Join the conversation:  #AuroraAsian and #ColoradoAsian


You may add friends to this e-blast by forwarding / requesting to be added, or, you may opt out at any time by replying to this email and type unsubscribe in the Subject line.  This list of activities is not all-inclusive of  all the ‘happenings’ in the area’s Asian Pacific American communities.  Please follow the links or contact the appropriate parties to RSVP or obtain more information.


Aurora Global Fest

Saturday, August 23rd, 12:00 Noon – 10:00 PM

Aurora Municipal Center

15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Great Lawn


The International Fashion Show, coordinated by Partnership Co-Chair Juliana Laughter, is one of many activities and programs at the upcoming Global Fest.  The fashion show starts at 1:00 PM, following the Parade of Nations that kicks off the event at 12:00 Noon. Models in national attire will grace the catwalk at the outdoor stage, and the audience will enjoy the show in a covered seating area.  Come and enjoy the varied, colorful and unique costumes from 15 countries!  Partnership member Jane Sarmiento is helping with the main stage Cultural Performances.  There will also be ½-hour performances inside at the Aurora History Museum Community Gallery (see this link for info), including Philip Swain & Company (Hawaiian/Polynesian music), Catur Eka Santi (music of Bali, Indonesia), Xiaoyue Liu ‘Wenwen’ (Chinese Pipa and Hulusi),  Harrison Tu (“Chinese Calligraphy: Dancing on Paper”) and more.  The World Beer Market will feature a large variety of beverages.  Fantastic flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expression abound at Global Fest in Aurora presented by the City of Aurora & ConocoPhillips. See announcement here…

“Getting Things Done” PowerConnect
Wed., August 20th with NAAAP Colorado

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
1745 Wazee St., Denver, CO  80202
Cost:  NAAAP Members, FREE | Non-members, $10


"Getting Things Done" is a best-selling book and top notch process for organizing work and home life, reducing stress, and increasing personal productivity.  This method is very versatile and can be tailored to meet everyone's busy and diverse lives.  Follow this link for details…(

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Lunch And Discussion With The Health Professions Advisors
Thursday, October 2, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Student Commons BLD RM 2000

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Juegos en Espanol
4:00 PM
Black Graduation/Kwanzaa
2:00 PM
Latina/o Literature Club
5:00 PM
Junior Black Chamber of Commerce (JBCC) Meeting
3:30 PM
Juegos en Espanol
5:00 PM
Aisan American Student Serivces (AASS) Council of Asian Student Leaders /CASL Graduation and Honoring

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