Q&A with Irwin Tang, creator of “Cheese”

By Yvonne Lim Wilson Local writer and liscensed professional counselor Irwin Tang drew from his own experiences to create “Cheese,” his new play about the generational conflicts within one Chinese American family. The play is based on a short story he wrote of the same name and makes its debut this weekend in a production…

Interview with Filmmaker Arthur Dong

By Yvonne Lim Wilson Arthur Dong is a veteran filmmaker producing, writing, directing and editing independent social issue documentaries for more than 30 years. His latest film, “The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor,” is based on the autobiography of Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia who…

AnDa Union brings traditional Mongolian music to Austin

By Yvonne Lim Wilson Listening to the music of AnDa Union, one can vividly picture life on the Mongolian grasslands, horses galloping, ancient sorrows and everyday joys. The sound is like nothing else, evoking the energy of Native American music, the operatic vocals of Chinese music, even strains of American country music, yet the sound…