April 24, 2007
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Priti ModiThe Daily Northwestern
Roll out the red carpet: Broadway’s in town. The Korean American Student Association (KASA) is putting on their annual cultural show Friday, April 27 in Tech Auditorium. The Broadway-themed event will last from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and comedian Daniel Cho will emcee.
“Danny Cho has emceed for us in the past,” says Weinberg freshman and KASA publicity chair June Sung. “He’s a renowned stand-up comedian in L.A.” Cho has shared the stage with big-name comedians like Dane Cook and Dave Chapelle.
Northwestern students by day will become rocking performers by night. The night will be filled with various live performances like the Lambda Phi Epsilon and Kappa Phi Lambda step teams. Other events will include a demonstration by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation, a Korean pop performance by five NU students, the Akira Fashion Show. The Refresh Dance Crew, L.A.-based a cappella group Tatum Jones and Chicago-based ribbon head spinners Il Kwa Nori will also make an appearance.
Tatum Jones, a group that blends R&B, jazz, hip-hop and pop, is the event’s biggest name. The threesome is gaining national attention after appearances on The Wayne Brady Show and NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
New talent fits right in with the event’s motif.
“The show is Broadway themed (in) the decorations,” Sung says. “A lot of the acts are going to do something that is related to Broadway.”
Tickets are $5, and include Korean food after the performances. The admission ticket doubles as a raffle ticket, and the first 200 confirmed guests on Facebook will be given “VIP” status – details about just what that entails are under wraps. – Priti Modi