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From left, Jim Barredo, Parker Stanley, Tim Ouyang, Luan Nguyen and Andrew Chae make up the Virginia-based pop-rock band Tim Be Told. They will perform at DU's Asian Student Alliance's third annual eXpressions at 6 p.m. on May 12 at the Davis Auditorium on the DU campus. (Photo courtesy of Dan Chen)


Tim Be Told, Kelly Tsai headline DU's eXpressions

Asian Student Alliance third annual talent show offers outlet for aspiring performers

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eXpressions: Creating Our Stories Through Our Expressions

Hosted by the University of Denver's Asian Student Alliance

Date: Wednesday, May 12

Time: 6 p.m.

Place: Davis Auditorium, 2000 E. Asbury Ave., Denver

Cost: Free for DU students; $5 for everyone else


Artists showcase talents at 'eXpressions' May 11, 2009

Official website for Tim Be Told

Official website for Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

DENVER – Pop-rockers Tim Be Told and spoken-word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai headline the third annual eXpressions at 6 p.m. on May 12 at the Davis Auditorium on the University of Denver campus.


The event, hosted by DU's Asian Student Alliance, is a talent show that primarily showcases Asian Americans, but also includes others of diverse backgrounds. The theme for this year is "Creating Our Stories Through Our Expressions."


According to their MySpace, the Virginia-based band Tim Be Told combines elements of pop, rock and soul in their music.


"I write about God, about love, disappointment, disbelief, faith, and hope," lead singer Tim Ouyang said on MySpace about his songwriting. "The goal is to use experiences from my life to tell a greater story of human experience that everyone can relate to; and perhaps help find some peace and resolve in a world that is often chaotic and lonely."


Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai is a Brooklyn-based spoken-word artist. According to her website, she "fights for cultural pride and survival through how she spits and how she lives."


Admission is free for DU students with an ID and $5 for everyone else.

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