Yes, you read the title correctly folks! KhmerConnection is conducting a giveaway of 2 pairs of VIP tickets to the Summer Kickoff Party in Long Beach, California next Friday, June 21, 2013 . VIP winners will get to hangout with the KhmerConnection staff, meet and greet with the Artists and enjoy complimentary bottle service at the KhmerConnection table. To enter the giveaway, sign in to KhmerConnection and post a comment on this article. The winners will be announced on Wednesday June 19, 2013. Good luck! In the interest of making sure winners can attend, the raffle is open to all California residents. We will have more drawings that are accessible to all our visitors in the future. Winners will have their names placed on the VIP list and a seat reserved at the KhmerConnection table.
Archaeologists have just uncovered an ancient city that predates Angkor Wat by 350 years! The city, Mahendraparvata, is believed to be 1200 years old. The findings are located near Phnoum Kulen which is just north of Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat. So far the archaeologists have speculated that what they have found may not be the central part of the lost city. Read more at: http://www.theage.com.au/world/the-lost-city-20130614-2o9k7.html
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Nel Matson, a substitute teacher and wrestling coach at Lakewood Ranch High School will be running 1,200 miles from Brandenton to Washington, D.C., in 35 Days. Matson hopes to raise $21,000, to fund seven open heart surgeries for Cambodian children through Hearts Without Boundaries. Read more of his story here.
KhmerConnection is a proud sponsor of the upcoming “Summer Kickoff Party”. The Event will take place Friday June 21, 2013 at la Lune Palace Restaurant. There will be local Musical Artists and Models. We are excited to help make this opportunity possible to showcase local talents. Please come out and show your support for our up and comers. Summer Kickoff Party: Artists and Models: Headliner: King in Disguise, CEO/Artist Lil Crazed April Nhem Gibs V. Joanlee Mario C. aka Eska Young Chedda 3000 G Funk Supreme Siray Kong (Model) Jenna Lane (Model) Dress Code Strictly Enforced: No T-shirts of any kind ( Collars MANDATORY ) No White Tennis Shoes No Hats No Baggy jeans / Gang Attire If you don’t meet the Dress Code, you will not be allowed into the venue and no refund will be given for tickets. Come dressed to impress in fashionable attire. 18+ and 21+… read more »
KhmerConnection is proud to be the official sponsor of the first annual Cambodia Town Film Festival (CTFF) on September 14-15, 2013. Highlighting the diversity of the Cambodian experience through the art of film making, the festival will provide a creative forum for filmmakers of Cambodian descent or emerging filmmakers working with Cambodian themes to showcase their work. There will be panel discussions with directors, producers, writers and actors. Attendees will be able to meet and engage with the filmmakers. If you would like to be a volunteer the deadline to sign up is July 31, 2013 September 14-15, 2013 Art Theatre 2025 East 4th Street Long Beach, CA
Vannaren Long, a Cerritos College honors student, has been named one of the nation’s top scholars by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program.
Long, who is from Long Beach, was among 74 students chosen from nearly 800 applicants from two-year colleges nationwide. The scholarship, which is one of the most competitive undergraduate transfer scholarships in the nation, will provide Long with up to $30,000 per year to complete a bachelor’s degree.
There are immigrant stories, comprised of themes of hope, opportunity, and dreams. And then there are refugee stories, where hope is drowned out by fear, where the only opportunity is for survival, and instead of chasing dreams, it’s running away from nightmares. Long Beach’s Cambodian American community is the largest in the United States with a population of some 50,000, but only a small fraction of them are actual immigrants. The vast majority have refugee origins, stemming from the brutal rule of the Khmer Rouge, which ran Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 and killed an estimated two million of its own people in a genocide consisting of executions, famine, and disease. It was all in the name of the Khmer Rouge’s social engineering programs, which forced a nationalist, isolationist form of agrarian communism upon the country. Death was a certainty to those who didn’t — or couldn’t — comply. The regime was the topic of the Oscar-nominated 1984 motion picture “The Killing Fields,” which brought that era to Western mainstream consciousness for the first time.
Sophea has been studying Classical and Folk Dance for 9 years. In addition to being a talented dancer, she also is an emerging singer, performing in different groups and often appearing on TV or in live shows. Highly motivated to achieve her goals, she regularly seeks out new experiences to learn new skills.
(Season of Cambodia) - Sbeik Thom shadow puppetry is an ancient and sacred form of Cambodian theater traditionally performed on ceremonial occasions. Performances of Sbeik Thom feature master puppeteers and trained dancers manipulating large-scale leather shadow puppets against a lit screen while accompanied by a narrator and Pin Peat ensemble. As part of Season of Cambodia, a citywide celebration of arts and cultural resilience, the Sbeik Thom troupe from Wat Bo, Siem Reap will perform “Sor Neakabas”, a tale from the Reamker, Cambodia’s beloved version of the Ramayana epic. Under threat of extinction during the Khmer Rouge regime, this Sbeik Thom performance is not only a New York City premiere, but also a testament to the strength of a remarkable nation, culture, and community of artists.
LONG BEACH, CA – The Cambodian Coordinating Council (CamCC) is organizing a celebration of the Cambodian New Year to inaugurate the Year of the Snake. The annual event, held for approximately two decades, will once again take place at El Dorado Park Regional Park, Area III on Saturday, April 27, 2013 beginning at 9:00 AM.