October 2004 Newsletter : :
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Last month's Benefit Committee Kick-Off was fabulous and it couldn't have been so without your support. It
was wonderful to see so many enthusiastic faces, familiar and new. Those who were present got a glimpse of
the exciting programming for the upcoming annual Concert of Excellence 2004. If you missed it, don't worry!
Read on for the exhilarating tales from behind the scenes. Better still, on November 22, 2004, be part of the
glamorous, star-studded evening celebrating Asian American performers and their contributions. This year, 2g
is privileged to be one of the first theater companies to perform at the brand new Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rose
Theater. This is one spectacular evening that you won't want to miss. So gather your friends, reach out to
your community, and share with them the inspiration that their fellow Asian Americans bring to life at the
dazzling new stage in the Time Warner Center.
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Every year, the masterminds at Second Generation rack their brains to create a concert that is bigger and better than the years before. Every year, they succeed. The Concert of Excellence continues to grow and evolve so that each year, audiences are touched by the 2G Magic!
This year includes a special surprise!! [more]
Pat Morita carved his way into the minds and hearts of audiences worldwide when he portrayed the
wise and caring master, Mr. Miyagi, in the "Karate Kid I, II, III" trilogy. Like many other
actors, Morita has his own collection of struggle-tales to tell. His journey eventually led to
a Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, which in Morita's own words "is not bad for a kid they said
would never walk again."
Come See Pat Morita and other Remy Martin X.O Award Honorees: Kelly Hu and Donnie Yen at the Fourth Annual concert of Excellence. [more].
A Rafael Viñoly design, this 100,000-square-foot performance, education, and broadcast facility has
just open its doors to the public. This dazzling space will house the first and only performance space
in the world created specifically for jazz. The facility includes a concert theatre of 1,100 seats, a
600-seat performance atrium, and a 140 seat jazz cafe, recording studios and classroom space. This
intimate theater was designed to give every viewer a great view of the space.
On November 2, 2004, Second Generation will host the fourth annual Concert of Excellence at this space
and make history as one of the first theater companies to take the stage of this premier jazz hall. Join
2g and be one of the first to see the new Jazz at Lincoln Center space.
Got a question? E-mail me at email@example.com
We'll find you an answer!
Ralph Macchio is "Karate Kid" no more and not all big screen! After years of playing youthful roles, Macchio
finally broke away from his pigeonhole. In fact, he was recently turned down for a role on stage because he was
too old! No offense was taken. His reading impressed the casting director so much that he consequently landed a
role in the Off-Broadway play Magic Hands Freddy by Arje Shaw. In this work, Macchio played the younger brother
opposite Michael Rispoli ("The Sopranos"). The stage is no foreign place for Macchio. He took jazz, tap, and
ballet lessons as a child. Macchio made his Off-Broadway and Broadway debut in Cuba and His Teddy Bear opposite
Robert DeNiro. Missed him on stage in February? Not a problem. Ralph Macchio will appear at the Concert of
Excellence on November 22, 2004 to present the Remy Martin X.O Excellence Award to his "Karate Kid" co-star, Pat
We are now accepting new plays for our In The Works series. Also, we will be expanding our In the Works
series with a chance for colleges nationwide to produce our featured play, Achievers by playwright
Congratulations to Michael Golamco who has been selected to present readings of his Cowboy vs. Samurai at
the Tribeca Film Institute's All Access Open Stage program! Cowboy vs. Samurai was staged as part of
2g's In the Works readings in November 2003. Michael is one of the select six playwrights of color
chosen. Open Stage will present readings of the work to an invited audience of theater agents, managers,
producers, and theater company representatives. The program will also facilitate 30-minute meetings between
these selected playwrights and industry representatives.
Congratulations to Arabella Uhry on winning the Liberty Medal! Arabells Uhry who sung on will sing with 2g Kids
again this year was honored with a Liberty Medal from the New York City Government and New York Post for her work
with disadvantaged kids and 2g! Congrats and see her and 15 other kids sing at this year.
Calling all volunteers for this year's Concert of Excellence! Meet new people and work with us to put together
this world-class production for a brand new stage. Opportunities to work on, production, marketing, publicity,
promotions, writing, community outreach,,fundraising and more!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.
Thank you for supporting Second Generation!