ARTS

Hmong Times Newspaper takes pride in reporting on the wide range of arts and cultural events that take place in Hmong community. On the Arts page you will find articles covering musical performances to the upcoming art exhibits. If you are interested in the finer things in life this is where you want to be.

An Interview With Steve Thao

An Interview With Steve Thao

Steve Thao is an accomplished artist in his own right. He is also the director of CHAT (Center for Hmong Arts and Talent). He recently shared a bit about his work with Hmong Times.

Girl In The White Dress – Part 4

Girl In The White Dress – Part 4

“Mary!” Tom exclaimed through his lowering window as his car came to a stop near the curbside. He exited the car and approached Mary’s. “What are you doing here?”

Girl In The White Dress Part 5

Girl In The White Dress Part 5

It was 12:30 in the afternoon, and just as Shengyeng had expected, she was sitting outside on the apartment curb by the edge of the parking lot under the port not talking to other kids. She sat there alone.

Keng Chris Yang

Keng Chris Yang

In 2009 Keng Chris Yang started playing guitar. He told Hmong Times, “At first I was just a singer, and my younger brother was my guitar player.”

Girl In The White Dress – Part 2

Girl In The White Dress – Part 2

How did darkness settle in so soon? Mary wondered, shifting her attention from her front view, to her side mirrors, to her rearview mirror, and then back to her front view. Thankfully, there was no fog.

Girl In The White Dress – A Short Story Part 1

Girl In The White Dress – A Short Story Part 1

Shengyeng yawned for the 48th time that day as her dad’s car cruised over the uneven road. She tried to stretch her mouth as wide as a hippo’s, an animal that she’d seen on the PBS Channel just a few nights ago.

A Hmong Immigrant Child, Candy, And Suffering

A Hmong Immigrant Child, Candy, And Suffering

Poorness is a plague. It eats you up inside like a parasite. It mostly infects you from childhood and even if you find a cure to it once you’re old, it never truly leaves you.

Memoir Of A Hmong Child A Short Story

Memoir Of A Hmong Child A Short Story

It was a bright day that day, one like any other. It was sunny with large gliding clouds in the sky. An intermittent cool breeze blew away any sweat that dared collect at her hairline and the back of her neck which was bare due to her pony tail being tied up too high that morning.

Short Story Series: Porcelain Doll

Short Story Series: Porcelain Doll

Editor’s note: Kerry Xiong has written a series of short stories that will be published in the Hmong Times newspaper over the next several issues. The first story is the story of the Porcelain Doll.

The Hmong Documentary Series

The Hmong Documentary Series

In celebration of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Hmong Cultural Center presents the Hmong Documentary Series at our museum exhibit center/library in St. Paul.

Joint Concert At Washington Magnet School

Joint Concert At Washington Magnet School

On March 3rd Chai Lee, a local Qeej player who was previously featured in a TPT film about the art of playing the Qeej, had an opportunity to share his work through a joint concert with the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies Concertino group.

Culture, Chicken Feet And Conical Hats

Culture, Chicken Feet And Conical Hats

The “Cultures” are those of Viet Nam, Cambodia, and Malaysia. “Chicken Feet” represents the taste and smells of the food and the colorful lifestyles of the people throughout the enchanting lands.

Story Post Template

Story Post Template

The morning hadn’t gone as she’d hoped. Though she was able to cook a complete three course breakfast before leaving the house, Nkauj Yiv had forgotten the most important artifact before stepping out. Her shoe.

Dainty Meadows Visits Paris

Dainty Meadows Visits Paris

Paris needs no introduction, it is the city of lights and the city of love. For as long as I could remember, it was on the top of my list of places to visit and earlier this year, on impulse, I purchased a ticket and checked it off. Regrets? Not here.

Hmong Portrait Series

Hmong Portrait Series

I bought and read a magnificent non-fiction book called A History of the Hmong: From Ancient Times To The Modern World Diaspora, written by Thomas S. Vang. Mr. Vang took me on a journey into the past of the Hmong civilization.

Vampire Reborn Premiered November 18

Vampire Reborn Premiered November 18

On November 18 and 19, Yengtha Her’s new film Vampire Reborn premiered at AMC Rosedale Theater. This film is the sequel to the 2015 film “The Legendary Vampire,” which takes place 1,000 years ago in China.

Saymoukda Vongsay Receives McKnight Grant

Saymoukda Vongsay Receives McKnight Grant

Saymoukda Vongsay does not consider herself a musician. She said, “I know to stay in my lane.” But she does like a handful of musicals, though she is picky…