Entertainment

Fres Thao

“Are you living life? Or simply just living?” Fres Thao is an advocate for the Arts; believing Art is direct energy from the soul. As one of the Hip Hop pioneers from the Hmong American community, he has been an active lyricist, producer and performer for more than 15 years. Founding member of nationally dispersed Hip Hop group, Illegoaliens and…

Continue Reading

Entertainment

The Kong & Shu Project – TKSP

Courtesy of TKSP The Kong & Shu Project is a music collaboration created in the summer of 2007 by Kong and Shu Lor, two young, Hmong brothers from Morganton, NC. Taking on the challenge of writing music in Hmong, their native tongue, they believe by doing so, they are not only preserving their language, but also improving their speaking skills.…

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Pagnia Xiong

Before joining the first Hmong children’s choir in her Midwestern hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Pagnia Xiong could only imagine being a selected soloist in any of her school’s music programs. That all changed at the age of 10 when she made her first public appearance as soloist in a local Hmong children’s choir, performing throughout Wisconsin at area schools,…

Continue Reading

Entertainment

The Kong & Shu Project – Album Release

Hmong Festivals are one of the main events for the Hmong community. Many families travel far and wide to be part of the cultural phenomenon. As you can guess, July 4th is just around the corner and one of the largest Hmong Festival will come alive hosted by the Lao Family of Minnesota, Inc in St. Paul, Minnesota. This festival…

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Venus On Fire – Motion Picture [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Venus On Fire is a band based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. They began with singer/songwriter Tory Envy and guitarist Leng Moua. Since their inception in 2009, Venus on Fire has released two EPs: Clone Factory (2010) and My Furious Frenzy (2011). In 2012, the band acquired members Carl Smith (Bass) and Joe Ingle (Drums).

Entertainment, Music

Rock the Lakes – Green Bay

Rock the Lakes – Green Bay – Recap More than 24, 000 Green Bay residents poured into Leicht Park on Aug. 18 and 19 to receive a Gospel message from Franklin Graham at Rock the Lakes. The two day evangelistic outreach event featured eight bands, one rainstorm, an amazing rainbow, a gorgeous sunset and a live streaming broadcast to more…

Continue Reading

Entertainment, Music

Hmong Music Awards

Wicked Mayhem presents the first Hmong Music Awards live at Fresno, CA to be held on December 27th, 2012 at the Warnors Theatre from 7pm – 10pm and the after party from 10pm-2am. Warnors Theatre (pictured below) is located in downtown Fresno – a 2,104-seat Pantages Theatre. From the architectural features that are as remarkable as they are stunning, to…

Continue Reading

Business, Entertainment

Hmong Musicians – How to Breakthrough

Once open a time there were plenty of Hmong musicians I have gotten to know over the past few years. I had the opportunity to interview most of Hmong’s emerging musicians in their beginnings entitled Behind the Scenes: Hmong Musicians which featured Reflections, Pagnia Xiong (Hmong Idol), Elvis (formerly of Rare, Gran Torino & The Creatives), ONO, Sony (manager of Reflections…

Continue Reading

Entertainment, Reviews

Rooftop Prince

I didn’t much care for Korean drama since I didn’t particular like the fact that it takes about twenty episode to solve one mystery. In most of the Korean dramas I have watched before such as: Full House, Devil Beside You, Autumn in My Heart, and Glass Slippers; I was disappointed with the storyline, plot and the ending. The most…

Continue Reading

Entertainment, Music, Reviews

TobyMac – Eye On It Review

The Critic In Me: Before I came to Christ, I have never been impressed with the secular music industry because I find it boring without any real integrity or plot. Why? Five reasons: One, is the secular music has too many club scenes  that are getting old and out of fashion. Two, there are always sex, semi-nudity, alcohol, drugs, and…

Continue Reading