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Lunar New Year

The Takeaway

Lunar New Year: Fighting to Keep Tradition Alive

Thursday, February 19, 2015

For a younger generation of Asian-Americans growing up in the United States, celebrating the Lunar New Year has become an afterthought.

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The Takeaway

An Unlikely Slice of Americana Joins Chinese Lunar New Year Feasts

Thursday, February 19, 2015

As millions around the globe celebrate Asian Lunar New Year, this year, China is adding an unlikely slice of Americana to the traditional New Year's Eve dinner.

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The Sporkful

Ringing In Lunar New Year with Chef Eddie Huang and Notorious MSG

Monday, February 16, 2015

Dan tries chicken feet and a dessert soup called tang yuan with some passionate eaters who are defying stereotypes of Asian-Americans.

Schoolbook

De Blasio: Reviewing 'Broken' Process of Locating New Schools

Monday, February 03, 2014

The mayor said he's shifting funding at the Dept. of Education to reflect his priorities, namely pre-k seats and smaller class sizes. "We're not spending the $200 million-plus on charter expansion," he told WNYC's Brian Lehrer. 

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WNYC News

PHOTOS: Celebrating the New Year in Chinatown

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Watch how New Yorkers ushered in the Year of the Horse during festivities in Chinatown on Sunday.

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Schoolbook

Firecrackers and Absenteeism: When Tradition and School Days Collide

Friday, January 31, 2014

How many children need to miss school before officials decide to add a holiday to the school calendar? This is not a riddle. It's a conundrum coming to a head around Chinese New Year and other holidays celebrated by so many New Yorkers.

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WNYC News

Council Speaker Backs Public Holiday for Lunar New Year

Friday, January 24, 2014

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City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is throwing her weight behind a bill to make the Lunar New Year an official public holiday.

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Operavore

Giving Puccini's Turandot the Finale it Deserves

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Lunar New Year began on Sunday, and the moon plans an important role in Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, one of the most popular Western operas with an Asian setting.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Chinese New Year and Spring Festival Salute

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

This past weekend, WQXR celebrated the Lunar New Year. To help welcome the Year of the Golden Snake, this week’s Young Artists Showcase features a pair of encores and highlights from a 2012 studio visit from tenor Yi Li, who shared some of his favorite Chinese folk songs.

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Top 5 @ 105

Dana Leong’s Top Five Asian Restaurants in NYC

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Dana Leong enjoys soup-infused dumplings, top-shelf sushi and Thai food cooked with love in Hell’s Kitchen when dining out in New York.

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WQXR Features

Voices of the Lunar New Year

Thursday, February 07, 2013

All weekend long, WQXR celebrates the Lunar New Year. Several people contributed their memories and traditions for this, the Year of the Snake.

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Schoolbook

After the Lunar New Year, Schools in Chinatown May See More Students

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Principals of public schools in Chinatown say they see an influx of new students in the weeks and months after the Lunar New Year holiday, which took place last week and is the most important day in the traditional Chinese calendar. Not only do children disappear for days or weeks to return to their hometowns in China for the holiday, but many families also come back with additional children.

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Q2 Music

Interview: Musical Polymath Min Xiao-fen

Friday, January 27, 2012

Born in Nanjing, composer, singer, and pipa player Min Xiao-fen has become a fixture on the new-music, jazz and Chinese traditional musical scenes. Collaborations with such artists as John Zorn, Christian Marclay, Randy Weston, DJ Spooky, and Derek Bailey attest to her relentlessly exploratory spirit and open-minded approach to improvisation and music-making.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Lucky Foods for the Year of the Dragon

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cookbook author Grace Young discusses auspicious foods to eat for the Lunar New Year. Try her recipe for Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce, a dish that symbolizes prosperity.

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Q2 Music

Interview: Ambassador and Visionary Chou Wen-chung

Thursday, January 26, 2012

It would difficult to overstate the importance of Chou Wen-chung when it comes to contemporary music. Not only has he developed over the course of his almost 90 years a shimmering, pointillistic yet lyrical style, but he edited and completed many of his teacher Edgard Varèse's works.

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Features

Discover Gems in New York City's Chinatowns

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Listen to the next episode of the Food in Two Worlds podcast for a special Year of the Dragon culinary tour.

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Q2 Music

Interview: Composer Lei Liang on Cultural Identity

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tianjin-born and California-native composer Lei Liang joins us from a studio in Rome to discuss his creative process, the importance of putting the weight of one's life into every sounding note, and the manner in which cultural identity manifests itself in his music.

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WQXR Features

Composer Chen Yi Remembers the Cultural Revolution

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Born in 1953, violinist, composer and professor Chen Yi grew up during the cultural revolution in China, which left its mark on her family life and her music.  At age 13 she was sent to a communist labor farm, smuggling her violin beside her bed.

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Q2 Music

Interview: Downtown Staple Composer-Performer Du Yun

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

As an active presence on the New York new-music scene, the young Shanghai-born composer Du Yun cuts a striking figure. From prestigious work with New York City Opera and The New Juilliard Ensemble to downtown, electronic experimentation with the International Contemporary Ensemble and schizoid balladry at Cornelia Street Cafe, Du Yun is a distinctive voice that will stretch well into the 21st century.

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Q2 Music

Interview: Beijing-Born Composer Zhou Long

Monday, January 23, 2012

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Music, Beijing-born composer Zhou Long has been a fixture of the American contemporary music scene for almost 30 years. Composer Huang Ruo interviews Zhou Monday, Jan. 23 at 12 pm.

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