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.
This is a trigger warning for trauma-survivors and persons who are sensitive to domestic violence/abuse details. Please refrain from reading the following article if you identify with these items. The following is intended for entertainment purposes only. Readers’ discretion is advised.
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.
“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?”
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.
By the time Shengyeng arrived at Fresno, she couldn’t feel her legs. Had she been asleep that long in the car?
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Playwrights’ Center Announces 2018-19 McKnight National Residency And Commission Recipient, McKnight Fellows In Playwriting
The Playwrights’ Center today announced the recipients of the 2018-19 McKnight National Residency and Commission and 2018-19 McKnight Fellowships in Playwriting.
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.
On April 26th ALOUD: Our Voices. Our Stories. Our Space, a multi artist exhibit featuring Southeast Asian Artists, opened its doors to the public.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Saint Paul Public Library is hosting three Qhia Dab Neeg, Best of the Fest Short Films screenings in November.
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…