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September 13, 1992 | DEAN E. MURPHY and CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
You probably know him as the man in the moon, but Munson Kwok suggests you take another peek. The smiling lunar face is actually a woman, he insists. And if you look even harder, you should find a rabbit and a toad too. Kwok was among several thousand self-professed moon enthusiasts who crowded into Chinatown on Saturday to celebrate Harvest Moon, sometimes described as the equivalent of Thanksgiving Day for more than 1.2 billion people of East Asian ancestry worldwide.
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September 13, 1992 | DEAN E. MURPHY and CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
You probably know him as the man in the moon, but Munson Kwok suggests you take another peek. The smiling lunar face is actually a woman, he insists. And if you look even harder, you should find a rabbit and a toad too. Kwok was among several thousand self-professed moon enthusiasts who crowded into Chinatown on Saturday to celebrate Harvest Moon, sometimes described as the equivalent of Thanksgiving Day for more than 1.2 billion people of East Asian ancestry worldwide.
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October 19, 2000
* Jazz Concert--The Cal State Northridge Jazz "A" Band will perform with guest trombonist Bob McChesney on Oct. 27 at the CSUN Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St., (818) 677-2488. $5-$10. * Textile Show--The Textile, Costume and Clothing Show will be held Oct. 29 at the Pickwick Banquet and Entertainment Center, 1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank. (310) 455-2886. $4. * Fall Festival--The fourth annual Harvest Moon Festival takes place Oct. 27-29 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E.
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October 26, 2000
Palmdale's fourth annual Harvest Moon Festival takes place this weekend, kicking off with a performance by the Lula Washington Dance Theatre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. New age artist Robert Mirabal performs Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Mirabal's music is an eclectic mix of Native American flute and drumming with modern rock and folk elements. The children's theater troupe We Tell Stories will conclude the festival with its presentation of "In the Village of Liver and Onions" Sunday at 2 p.m.
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October 22, 1999 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An 86-year-old man who plays the saw, a band that specializes in Gold Rush-era folk music and home-grown actors who confront the headless horseman will take the stage this weekend at the Harvest Moon Festival in Palmdale. Kicking off the festival tonight will be the San Diego Ballet performing to Latin American music.
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April 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than just folk wisdom says gravely ill people often stave off death for important occasions, according to researchers who found sharp drops in death rates among Jewish men before Passover and Chinese women before the Harvest Moon Festival. "The results suggest quite strongly that some people are able to postpone death briefly in order to reach an occasion which is psychologically significant to them," said lead researcher David P. Phillips, a California sociology professor.
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October 26, 2000
* Fall Festival--Palmdale's fourth annual Harvest Moon Festival will be this weekend at the Palmdale Playhouse. The event kicks off with a performance of the Lula Washington Dance Theatre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. New age artist Robert Mirabal will perform Saturday at 7:30 p.m. His music is an eclectic mix of Native American flute and drumming with modern rock and folk elements.
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September 20, 1992 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the clanging of cymbals, a heart-pounding drum beat and the gentle swoosh of folk dancers in satiny costumes, the 19th annual Korean Festival parade attracted an estimated 60,000 to 80,000 spectators to the heart of Koreatown on Saturday for a colorful celebration of ethnic traditions.
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September 27, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Timing is everything. David Phillips, a UC San Diego sociologist, studies when people die, and whether their mental state allows them to either prolong life or hasten death. He has studied whether Jews are more apt to die after Passover. He has analyzed whether elderly Chinese women are more likely to die after the Harvest Moon festival. Most recently, the professor examined whether Californians tend to die before or after their birthdays.
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June 22, 2008 | Marisa Silver, Marisa Silver is the author, most recently, of "The God of War."
AS RECENT work by Ha Jin, Junot Diaz and Jhumpa Lahiri attest, the immigrant experience is an essential story for our time. Issues of race and social class, long the thematic fodder of novelists, have become more complex with the explosion of immigrant communities. The prime American theme of identity has become political and moral, as native and immigrant alike confront what it means to be the "other" to those who live next door to you.
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August 27, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 25 - 31, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies        SERIES Broadchurch As their friends and neighbors come under scrutiny the grieving parents (Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan) take matters into their own hands to get the story out in this new episode. 7 and 10 p.m. BBC America BBQ Crawl In last week's episode Danielle arrived at Kansas City, Mo., for world's largest barbecue competition.
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