Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Travis Wall of So You Think You Can Dance Creates Epic Dance Number for 1st Birthday of Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace

Am I the only one disgusted by a bunch of unattractive dancers over some food, supposed to be tasty? I actually went there just a few weeks ago. Not bad. The dance in this video? Real bad!


Ladies, don't pull up your dress at a dinner table, Okay? I'm not gay, but I don't eat pussy either.


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Three-time Emmy nominated choreographer/dancer creates epic dance number in

celebration of award-winning buffet's milestone first birthday


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of the 1st Birthday of award-winning #BacchanalBuffet @CaesarsPalace.


LAS VEGAS (Sept. 10, 2013) – What sort of birthday gift do you get a buffet that already has everything including 25,000 square feet, dining spaces for 600 guests, over one million visitors in less than a year, accolades such as being voted the #1 Buffet by USA Today and serves more than 500 dishes daily? A big dance number of course.  And, that's just what happened at the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace when Emmy-nominated dancer/choreographer Travis Wall of Fox's hit show So You Think You Can Dance and co-founder of Shaping Sound, along with eight of his talented friends took over the expansive buffet and created a one-of-a-kind epic dance sequence celebrating the ground-breaking culinary paradise.  


Watch the complete video here: http://youtu.be/_Nb5C7iZCUw


In honor of the $17 million Bacchanal Buffet's first birthday, Wall joined forces with Caesars Palace in creating the lavish dance number and video that showcases the talent, athleticism and expertise of the dancers while highlighting the fantastic array of culinary offerings and the sleek design of the space. From flipping off of the furniture to breathtaking pirouettes, dancing on the tables to synchronized plate manipulation, Wall expertly utilizes all of the artistic tools at his disposal to create a mesmerizing dance performance. 


"With Bacchanal we took a big risk and thankfully, it turned out to be a game changer," explains Gary Selesner, Caesars Entertainment regional president. "We broke all the rules when we launched one year ago and the reception has exceeded all of our expectations.  We have people lining up not only to eat the amazing food which is prepared in nine live kitchens, but also to be part of a new dining social experience. We are proud to have transformed the perception of what a Las Vegas buffet is and can be." 


"We had a blast working at the Bacchanal Buffet," Wall explains. "The space really lends itself to creativity – the different elements of wood, steel and glass all made for great backdrops and dance surfaces. When  I was first approached to choreograph and perform a number in the middle of a Las Vegas buffet, I wasn't sure what I would come up with, but I was completely inspired by the space, the design elements, and of course, the food.  The hardest part was actually dancing around the abundance of food that all looked and smelled so delicious. But, it turns out it was pretty convenient too as we worked up an appetite." 



Choreographed by Wall, who in a recent episode of SYTYCD was lauded by the judges for his creative genius, several SYTYCD alum joined forces for this special project including: season one winner and co-founder of Shaping Sound Nick Lazzarini; top-four-SYTYCD-finisher Kayla Radomski; performer Albert Blaise Cattafi; SYTYCD All-Star, Shaping Sound member and star of "All The Right Moves" Jaime Goodwin; Shaping Sound members and SYTYCD alum Kayla Kalbfleisch and Channing Cooke; Dancer Adrian Lee, who appeared with Wall on his reality-based Oxygen channel show "All The Right Moves", and world Champion gymnast Dom Palange, rounding out the skillful ensemble.  


Wall's background in dance and choreography is extraordinary. Residing in both New York and Los Angeles, he is a resident choreographer and guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance. After a recent performance, guest judge and actress Jenna Elfman told Travis Wall, "Your choreography is perfection so full of artistry." Executive Producer and Judge Nigel Lythgoe commented, "You're a genius."


Since opening in September 2012, Bacchanal Buffet has set a new standard for Las Vegas buffets and continues to redefine the buffet experience by offering more than 500 dishes made-fresh daily by a team of specialized chefs who oversee the preparation of the food in nine open interactive kitchens. In its first year alone, Bacchanal Buffet has been named Number One Buffet in Las Vegas by USA Today, The Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas Weekly. Serving an astounding 3,000 – 3,500 guest's daily, the Bacchanal Buffet recently welcomed its one millionth visitor who was awarded a special Caesars Palace prize package. Bacchanal has become a major hotspot and favorite among locals, travelers and celebrities. The restaurant has hosted film legends such as Morgan Freeman and Bradley Cooper, renowned chefs including Guy Savoy, Giada De Laurentiis and Gordon Ramsay and super model Tyra Banks. 


Overlooking the world-famous Garden of the Gods pool oasis at Caesars Palace, Bacchanal Buffet serves more than 500 dishes daily in a 25,000 square foot extraordinarily modern and inviting space that seats 600, designed by internationally renowned firm Super Potato.


Download hi-definition video: https://vimeo.com/74160195


For hi-res photos and further behind the scenes photos, visit:  http://caesars.thedigitalcenter.com/



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Caesars Entertainment



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Thursday, June 27, 2013

FW: Tuesday Night Cafe is feeling Quirky on July 2nd!

Glad they’re still doing it.


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Next Tuesday Night Cafe:
July 2, 2013!

Tuesday Night Cafe
Aratani Courtyard at Union Center for the Arts
120 Judge John Aiso St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking available across the street from the courtyard at the Aiso Street Parking Lot. $3 flat rate after 5pm!

Is feeling Quirky on July 2nd!


Tuesday Night Project presents:

The 1st & 3rd Tuesday Night Cafe
The Quirky Show!

July 2, 2013


Please join us at one of the longest running free public arts series in downtown Los Angeles. Highlighting new work in visual and performance arts from the Los Angeles and Asian American artistic community in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.

Host: Kyle Mizono

Resident DJ: DJ Waxstyles

- Kyle Mizono
- Juts Music
- Kristina Wong
- Mary Rose Go
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- Band Moto

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East West Players

One Night Only
Save the Date: August 17, 2013

Come celebrate Tim's 20th Anniversary as Producing Artistic Director of East West Players!

An indoor/outdoor event featuring the best musical talent from the best musicals that EWP has produced. In addition, a delectable menu of Asian fusion, great wine from the collections of our EWP wine aficionados, a hosted open bar (have you had a Tim Dang Banger yet?), and desserts to die for...and you have one heck of an evening.

For more information, visit www.eastwestplayers.org.

Visual Communications

Armed with a Camera
Accepting Submissions through August 2nd


In its twelfth season, the successful Armed With a Camera (AWC) Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists nurtures the next generation of Asian Pacific American media artists to capture their world, surroundings and outlook on life. Visual Communications works with the Fellows for seven months and provides special training, mentoring and networking opportunities, access to facilities and equipment, plus a cash and rental stipend to create four to five-minute digital shorts that premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and other venues nationwide.

For more information, visit www.vconline.org

Sunday Jump

Sunday Jump
Summer Series:
Featuring Pratiti Mehta!

Sun, Jul 7
5:30-7:30 PM
Kapistahan Grill
1925 W. Temple St., Ste 103
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Sign-ups begin at 5:00 PM
Open mic starts at 5:30 PM
Lot and street parking available

There will be good music, good food, and good vibes! Please support the venue!

The mic will be open for poets, musicians, emcees, comedians, and every artist that would like to share and build a community with us!

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(1) Free speech, not hate speech
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Sessions LA

Sessions LA presents:
Freestyle Fridays

Fri, Jun 28
7 - 9 PM
SIPA | Search to Involve Pilipino Americans
3200 W. Temple St.
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Freestyle Fridays is a monthly fundraising event for Sessions LA, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

If an American doesn’t know anything, he can always just call that Asian woman crazy

(From Huffington Post)

Elisa Lam Death Accidental: LA Coroner

The death of Elisa Lam, a 21-year-old B.C. woman whose body was found in a hotel water tank in Los Angeles in February, has been ruled accidental by the Los Angeles County Coroner.
Lieutenant Fred Corral told The Huffington Post B.C. that the cause of death was, "accidental due to drowning, other significant conditions: bipolar disorder."
Lam's body was found in one of four tanks that hold the water supply for the Cecil Hotel almost three weeks after she was reported missing. A worker, who was checking a complaint about low water pressure, discovered Lam's body.
The L.A. Police Department confirmed to The Huffington Post B.C. that Lam was positively identified by body markings.
Lam, who attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, was last seen on Jan. 31 at the hotel. L.A. police released surveillance video that showed Lam acting strangely in the hotel elevator.
Lam had been travelling alone but was in regular contact with her parents in Vancouver until she disappeared.
If an American doesn’t know anything, he can always just call that Chinese woman crazy and close the case (while she’s actually Canadian; he just doesn’t care).

LAPD is retarded.

Lesson of this story: do not expect your body to tell the truth of your death if unfortunately, it gets in the hands of LAPD, because they will just use it as an excuse to show they have something important to do, while in reality, they have done absolutely nothing. N-O-T-H-I-N-G!

I hate LAPD. This is coming from someone who sat in the jury of a murder case reading their “evidence” files for days. Sorry to tell, but LAPD is an incredibly corrupt government unit full of crooks, idiots, or a combination of both. If one day you get caught, you should absolutely not say anything to the police until your lawyer comes. The cops are awfully manipulative, even though they may appear as sympathetic. You don’t want to go to jail if you’re innocent, just to help these assholes get a better head count, a better portfolio for their annual salary increase.

Next time I’m on jury duty, I have no reservation to say this.

Friday, June 7, 2013

What good does it do to be smart? Two funded advanced degrees but...

I lost my child over a month ago, but I did not have time to react to it until now, because I had to do my stupid exam and whatever. I would have dropped everything if it wasn’t for my advisor: I had already done it once to him before; I can’t do it again. There’s some shit you can’t do twice to the same person, or you’ll be a complete jerk. This is how it is in the ivory tower: food stamp level poverty, no grievance upon your own child's death, complete insult by your superior for your ignorance about something you consider yourself an expert in..., I can go on.

I'm really wondering this is for real. It can't be this bad just to be a traditional intellectual, can it? Is it just a nightmare? Somebody please wake me!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Lil biatch finally left me on Apr 30

Still cannot quite accept it. My child died.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hebephilia in Asian patriarchs

Chicken first, or egg first? Stupid Asian girls first, or hebephilic Asian patriarchs first?

God, I fucking hate Asia.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Man, life is hard

Baby, I love you, so much...
Hello the world,

Are you trying to kill me by killing her? Lil Biatch has just weighed 6 pounds, had a stroke and caught a pneumonia. A stroke? Are you serious?!  She's only a child. How can you give an innocent child a stroke?! A chick from Downtown after a German-Hong-Kong-Chinese-American Mini-schnauzer, huh? You are so cruel.

Sincerely yours,
Downtown Chick

P.S. Does anybody know what has happened to Walter (Scribeskidrow)? He stopped blogging in 2010. We used to encourage each other, and I used to run into his friend, who told me he thought of me as somebody, um, maybe "worthwhile?"
I hope he is doing well outside of the Row if he left all behind because he found a good life outside.

Amazon's value of sex and knowledge

Can you believe in this banner, Amazon is basically saying that it is more worthwhile to spend money on a date than on a textbook? While a guy might be a complete airhead that I can't expect, usually, I can predict the usability of a book quite accurately. So I say save the money for books.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

I only see the perfect match

Hey everybody, if you still haven't figured this out yet, lemma tell ya, I'm single and dating guys is still the number one topic of this blog. Yeah, I usually disdain women that always talk like "my boyfriend this" "my boyfriend that" all day long or cut their wrists in the bath tub when their guys dump them but deep in my heart I like talking about dating guys. That's just how I am. I'm a two-faced bitch. So tonight I want to talk about neurotic Jewish guys.
Why am I attracted to neurotic Jewish guys? Well, let's see what I've gotten in the first place. I'm in Southern California. We all have dated our very unique local products. What are they? No, not cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley, not our Terminator Governor and certainly not Katie Morgan, your horn dog, but our laid-back stoners from all over Los Angeles. I know you know what I mean. Stoners are easy-going, open-minded, accepting fans of vegans, ecstasy users, whales in the Pacific Ocean, solar panels, gays and even the Dalai Lama. The Californian stoners have so much love to give. They are full of love. They are surrounded by love. They wanted to give the State 2 billions in tax to help the budget crisis if we can legalize selling marijuana. So as a single woman, I have a big pool of tolerant, diverse and liberal pod-smokers to choose here. Sounds good on the outside huh? Wait, hold on a second, what if I'm a slacker myself? Like if I'd always leave dirty dishes in the sink, chicken dump sticks in the oven and forget to feed the dog, what kind of a guy is good for me?
What? She's not even Chinese? Who cares? We all look the same anyway.
An OCD guy! A guy that checks the sink, the oven, the dog, the toilet, the fridge, the shower, the laptop, the fucking everything a hundred times a day! That way, I'll never forget, or never dare forget, anything. How? Well, let's imagine the scenario: if your guy came home from work and found a tray of baked chicken drum sticks in the toaster oven while you are not home, what do you think it's gonna happen? No, not only he's gonna ask you what time you baked them, and no, not only he's gonna nag you left rotten food in the oven even if the chicken was already salted and greased that Northern Chinese people some decades ago lived on, he's actually gonna make a fucking big deal out of it that you just wish there's a hole on the other side of the toilet so you can just swim through your pee and crap and hang there for the night. It's a great idea not to forget things, isn't it?
Hm? Aw, what? Somebody has already used this pee and poop skinny dipping idea? When? Oh Transpotting? How'd you know that's my favorite movie? Oh I get it, you're just trying to get me admit I'm a drug addict. Aw, no, I'm not a friend of drugs at all. You know why? Because I'm Chinese. Anything luxurious Chinese people consume has to be ostentatious as well. Tshirt with Prada or Agnes B across in the front? Love it. Polo or crocodile on the chest? Lovely. Mercedes-Benz or Bimmer? Must-have. But anything expensive while they can't brag about to their cousins during Lunar New Year, like pure oxygen, a relationship with an ordinary woman who doesn't look like Zhang Ziyi in any way or recreational drugs? That's considered futile and wasteful in Chinese culture. We just don't spend money on things others can't see. Hope you understand.
See, I don't know if you've thought of it, but I think a Chinese woman and a Jewish guy make the best couple. Why? Because honestly, I think these two ethnicities' ancestors were roommates during college. The part that controls the thoughts of emotions and money of the human brain on these two ethnicities shows the exact same growth, just like all dogs can guard, but terriers can nip, kill and eat the entire head of a lovely kitten's or a human baby's much better than other breeds. You know what I mean?
Why is that? Well, it's in their blood.

Elisa Lam (Hotel Cecil's victim)

It must be a traumatic death. I feel so sorry for this woman. Report a crime: Anybody may submit an anonymous tip anytime, anywhere, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by phone 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013