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On Saturday, July 29, 2017, the 2017 Kollaboration Los Angeles Asian American Talent Showcase & Competition is returning to Downtown Los Angeles. The event will take place from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the historic East West Players in the Little Tokyo neighborhood.

General admission tickets can be purchased at

After an intense round of auditions, six rising Asian American talents have been selected to perform for the chance to compete at Kollaboration Star 2017 in Los Angeles and bring home the coveted national Kollaboration title.

Kollaboration LA 2017 Finalists

The 2017 Kollaboration LA finalists are Fuzzzy (R&B Singer/Songwriter), Olivia Thai (Singer-Songwriter), Doctors & Engineers (Rock Band), JaeL (Hip Hop Artist), Michael Barnum (Singer Songwriter), and Alex Luu (Spoken Word Artist).

In addition to the finalists, Kollaboration LA will also feature special performances by Improv Superteam Voltron (as seen at the Upright Citizens Brigade and hit show AsianAF), Stand-up comedian Asif Ali (of TBS’s Wrecked), singer-songwriter Samica, and last year’s Kollaboration Los Angeles & Star champion Timothy John. Comedian Jenny Yang will also host the fan favorite Lip Sync Battle between actor Will Choi (creator of AsianAF and Scarlett Johansson Presents) and returning battler Sean Miura (producer of Tuesday Night Cafe).

Join us for an exhilarating night of live entertainment as we celebrate the amazing talents of our Asian American community. Tickets are on sale now!

For more information, please go to

Kollaboration is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and movement founded in 2000 by Paul “PK” Kim to support the endeavors of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in the arts. Under the guidance of Executive Producer Roy Choi and Executive Director Christine Minji Chang, Kollaboration is operated by a passionate volunteer staff with presence in 14 cities across the US and Canada. Kollaboration’s mission is to build bridges, out-create negative stereotypes, and promote diversity by providing platforms to discover, empower and connect the next generation of API artists and leaders. Over the last decade and a half, Kollaboration has grown into a global organization that brings together the artist, professional, student, and activist communities. Kollaboration programs seek to highlight and bring awareness of API talent to the mainstream media and drive change in popular culture.

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