Lunar New Year http://www.kplu.org en For Lion Dancers, Lunar New Year Marks Culmination Of A Year's Work http://www.kplu.org/post/lion-dancers-lunar-new-year-marks-culmination-years-work <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most people see the lion dance, at most, once a year on Lunar New Year. But for the dancers, the art is no occasional matter. Whether they practice the Chinese style or another version of the popular Asian dance, they practice year-round to perfect their moves for their annual performances.</span></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Neil Giardino 13074 at http://www.kplu.org For Lion Dancers, Lunar New Year Marks Culmination Of A Year's Work Lunar New Year celebrations kick off this weekend http://www.kplu.org/post/lunar-new-year-celebrations-kick-weekend <p>The weekend brings the first of many planned Lunar New Year celebrations around the region. Many Asian cultures mark the event with colorful festivals, parades and performances, including the Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan and Mongolian communities, among others.</p><p>The Chinese celebrations often include the dramatic Lion and Dragon dances. Many of the region's events are centered around children and family activities:</p><p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 18:53:25 +0000 KPLU News Staff 668 at http://www.kplu.org Lunar New Year celebrations kick off this weekend