Sounds of Chinese Music at the Wallis Waft Through Beverly Hills
Huffington Post - about 2 years
All photos by Jay.
Everything Chinese is hot these days -- the culture, politics, food and art. The world seems obsessed with this huge, Asian nation as the sleeping giant awakens and roars. I have been to China proper several times in the '70s for movie matters and found it fascinating, fun, unhygienic and flavorful. Regretfully my long-time friend Sidney Shapiro died in Beijing last month; he was a young Jewish lawyer from Brooklyn who went there in '48, stayed to raise a family and become a citizen, and was my main contact with the nation. I have been to Hong Kong many times for leisure, primarily for the joys of eating huge portions of the greatest cuisine on earth. I am never without the 100-year old sacred jade Buddha around my neck for "joss," good luck. It has worked wonders for me. Yet it was an unexpected pleasure to receive an invitation to attend the magnificent Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday evening to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Ye
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