May is Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month, and a great time to talk about two exciting, important and sometimes underappreciated Asian-American performers. The dance team of Jew Wing Dong and Dorothy Takahashi, known professionally in their heyday as Toy and Wing. were often compared to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers for their electrifying performances on stage and screen. Plus: The Maryland Deathfest is starting in Baltimore, featuring some of the loudest, most aggressive dark metal bands in the world – according to their website, it’s also an all-ages, family friendly event. “Bring the kids!” they say.
The Chinese Fred Astaire (National Archives at Riverside)