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17 Nov 2021

SF Chinatown Showgirl Cynthia ‘Empress’ Yee Is A Living Legend

“I think people come to Chinatown because they expect a Disneyland atmosphere,” Cynthia Yee says. “When they see it’s just a neighborhood, a community with restaurants and daily life, they wonder.” Yee is a tour guide with the award-winning Chinatown Magic Tours, but she was once herself at the center of

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24 May 2021

Chinatown Senior Burlesque Troupe Drops Their Anti-Asian Hate Video

We brought you the news two weeks ago that the Asian senior citizen burlesque troupe Grant Avenue Follies was working on a music video to protest hate crimes against Asian Americans. The video was inspired by 76-year-old Xiao Zhen Xie, the grandmother who beat her attacker senseless with a wooden

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