Meet the STAR Finalists: Trace Repeat

Kollaboration San Fransico’s Trace Repeat, Wesley Woo and Zach Hing Wesley— Zach and I started this band two years ago. It started out as a side project, all of us were working on solo stuff and it sort of evolved into a much larger thing over time. It developed from a side thing to a […]

Meet the STAR Finalists: Kaptivated

Kollaboration Atlanta’s Kaptivated, rapper My government name is Edward Sun. I’m Chinese American, I was born and raised in Atlanta, I’m 22 years old. The meaning behind the phrase “Kaptivated” is that a lot of who I am today has to do with my faith. Captivated by love that God has shown me, and because […]

Meet the STAR Finalists: Timothy John

Kollaboration Los Angeles’ Timothy John Gonzales, singer-songwriter I’m 22 and I just graduated from University of California Irvine, half of my college career was mechanical engineering but I ended up with business economics. I decided to do this whole music thing legitimately, and all my passion goes toward that and mechanical engineering was sucking my […]

Meet the STAR Finalists: Jason Vinluan

Kollaboration Chicago’s Jason Vinluan, violinist I’m Filipino, I grew up in Milwaukee, went to school in Madison, Wisconsin. I moved to Chicago for music in 2000, so I’m pretty familiar with the music scene and I wanted to get more into the Asian American scene. How’d you hear about Kollaboration? I found Kollaboration through one of […]

Meet the STAR Finalists: Samica Jhangiani

Kollaboration Boston’s Samica Jhangiani, singer-songwriter I’m from San Francisco, California, born and raised here. Then I decided that since I was born and raised in California, I wanted to explore what else is out there. That’s why I applied to Boston University and at BU I was just a confused child, I literally studied everything. […]

Meet the STAR Finalists: Brian Bui

Kollaboration D.C.’s Brian Bui, singer-songwriter I’m a singer-songwriter, 21 years-old, half-Vietnamese and half-Chinese, I go to George Mason University in D.C. I’m studying marketing and hopefully I can work in the music industry somehow through marketing. If I’m not an artist, then I would want to be behind the scenes.   How’d you hear about […]

Saving Innocence Summer Benefit Concert: Join the Fight Against Human Sex Trafficking in the US

PSA – Saving Innocence Did you know… At least 100,000 to 300,000 youth are at risk for commercial sexual exploitation annually in the U.S. The average age of entry into the commercial sex industry in the U.S. is 12 years old. #SaveInnocence It’s a difficult subject to talk about. Many of us are aware of […]

Ktown Night Market Puts Hip, Urban Spin on Asian Market

Last year, Anthony Bourdain made a guest appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and was asked to name his favorite spot in Los Angeles. He replied: “KTOWN, yeah Koreatown. The Korean restaurant scene here is the best in America. It’s a bottomless pit of wonderful restaurants, layer upon layer.”

SHINee, 2PM, Girls Day and more at FREE LA Kpop Festival Next Month

You’ve been hiding under a rock if you haven’t heard about the extremely grand and extremely free Kpop concert that KBS is putting on next month. But just in case you really haven’t: KBS America is hosting a free Kpop concert featuring some of the hottest names in K-pop on April 12 at the Los […]

Run River North Performs at the Troubadour

On Monday March 3, Run River North (formerly known as Monsters Calling Home) performed live at the Troubadour. The show sold-out once again for the second time. The Prowling Kind, a band hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, opened up for Run River North, and indeed the music from both bands were amazing. Run River North is […]