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Meet Our 10th Fashion for a Passion Performers

Dallas-based nonprofit Against The Grain Productions is proud to announce the line-up of entertainers for their 10th (and final) Fashion for a Passion charity event, which will hosted on Saturday, September 22, at sixty five hundred near Love Field Airport. This year’s charity event will feature the talents of three strong American musical performers who are past audience stand-out favorites.

This year’s Fashion for a Passion emcees include veteran Ben Smithee (CEO of The Smithee Group), Hillary Kennedy (Emmy Award winning Host and style blogger) and Allyn Hoang (Emmy Award winning Journalist). The evening includes a fashion show with live auction, raffle, art exhibit, tasty bites by Chef Uno of Chino Chinatown & Red Stix and sips by Roxor Gin.

Proceeds from the evening’s ticket sales, art and lives auctions as well as generous sponsors benefit ATG’s supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Asia, scholarships for student artists and leaders and community outreach programs in the U.S. to inspire, educate and entertain the community.

General Admission and VIP Reserved Tickets range from $75 to $150 and are on sale at www.AgainstTheGrainProductions.com/events/ffap.

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Announcing the 2015 Fashion for a Passion Musical Performer Line-Up

Dallas-based nonprofit Against The Grain Productions is proud to announce the lineup of musical performers for their seventh annual Fashion for a Passion charity event on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 for Parties in the Dallas Design District. In an exciting new twist for this year’s show, Dallas singer songwriter Larry g(EE) will open and close the show while the slate of six other Asian American musicians and singers will play throughout the show and during this year’s new post-event wrap party.

“With the unintentional theme of ‘seven’ running throughout the show, we really do feel lucky to have the amazing array of talent for our event this year,” said Against The Grain President Tammy Nguyen Lee. “Our audience will enjoy the musical stylings of local favorites, a recent Kollaboration Dallas winner and even one of our 2015 ATG Artistic Scholarship winners. It will definitely be an evening no one will want to miss!”

The 2015 Fashion for a Passion musical performers include:

  • Larry g(EE) – Special Guest Performer
  • Robbie G and Peter P
  • Hannah Sansavath
  • Yut and The Hot Four

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4th Annual Groundbreakers Speak Added New Flavor to NAAAP National Conference

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A Jarvis Jacobs Photo
A Jarvis Jacobs Photo
A Jarvis Jacobs Photo

DALLAS (Aug. 10, 2015) – Asian American leaders gathered together Saturday to share their motivating personal stories to success at Against The Grain Productions’ 4th Annual Groundbreakers Speak Event during the National Association of Asian American Professionals National Convention at the Hilton Anatole. In TED-inspired presentations, question-and-answer lightning round and round robin-style intimate audience discussions, a record 200 attendees from the Convention and the Dallas community listened to each speaker’s individual takes on the Convention’s theme “Resilience: Power of the Asian Leader.” NAAAP President Fabian De Rozario opened with encouraging remarks along with 2014 Groundbreakers panelist, Partner at Ernst & Young, ATG Ambassador and previous NAAAP 100 winner Thear Sy Suzuki, whose comment on courage as a key trait of great leaders rang true throughout the afternoon.

ATG Presents 4th Annual Groundbreakers Speak at NAAAP National Convention


June 17, 2015 (DALLAS) – Back by popular demand, non-profit Against The Grain Productions will host their 4th Annual Groundbreakers Speak: A Conversation with Movers and Shakers – a diverse panel of remarkable Asian American industry leaders brought together to share their inspiring personal stories and paths to success. For the first time ever, this year’s event, which promotes leadership and mentorship, will be co-hosted with the National Association of Asian American professionals of DFW (NAAAP-DFW) at the NAAAP National Convention to be held in Dallas (another first) under the theme “Resilience: Power of the Asian Leader.”

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Going Against The Grain: Larry g(EE)

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We are excited to include Dallas-based soul singer-songwriter Larry G(ee) on our 4th Annual Groundbreakers Speak panel August 8th! His  career has taken him from LA to New York and back here to Dallas for audiences to enjoy locally. Most recently, he released his highly anticipated single “Days Like This” with a video release party on March 5 at Three Links in Deep Ellum. Chosen to be one of Red Bull Sound Select’s emerging artists, a Chevy Music Showcase artist for North Texas and the “Best Funk/R&B Act” at the 2013 Dallas Observer Music Awards, Larry released his four-track album “Weekends,” backed by his 10-member band of bass, percussion and horn.

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