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Tim Be Told performs during the Asian Student Alliance's third annual eXpressions event on May 12 at Davis Auditorium on the University of Denver campus. (Photo by Joe Nguyen/AsiaXpress.com)

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Denver's Asian Student Alliance hosts third annual eXpressions

Third annual talent show offers opportunity to create stories through expressions

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Artists showcase talents at 'eXpressions' May 11, 2009

DENVER – The University of Denver Asian Student Alliance hosted its third annual eXpressions talent show on May 12 at Davis Auditorium on the DU campus.

 

The event, themed "Creating Our Stories Through Our Expressions," featured a variety of both local and national acts.

 

"We (Asian Americans) are pushed to become lawyers or doctors or engineers. We want to break that trend and be able to have everyone speak their minds and let their stories speak through their expressions," ASA President Christina Dai said.

 

The evening opened with a performance by Virginia-based pop-rock band Tim Be Told, followed by New York-based spoken-word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai. Acappella group DU Idiosingcrasies

 

Sarah "Fahima" Rancois and Aditi Ramaswami recited spoken-word poetry. Cassie Chanthavong performed an acoustic medley of top-40 songs dedicated to ASA's departing seniors, while Joseph Zhang gave a humerous talk on the lost art of communication because of social media and cell phones.

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