A story about the Minidoka Swing Band and Internment has been nominated for an Emmy Award. Saint Bryan from KING TV-5, Evening Magazine came down to
last year and filmed the band and wrote a story and then integrated it into a story about Japanese American Internment. It was a great story and now it has been nominated for an Emmy. Our founder and creator, the late Robbie Tsuboi would be so proud. And today is Robbie's birthday! Click on the Title to see a link of the story from May 8, 2010. What an honor. Here is the message from Saint - "Our KING 5 story on The Minidoka Swing Band has earned an Emmy nomination. Award ceremony is in mid June. Long ago we've learned great stories tell themselves and that we should just stay out of the way. So any congratulations go to you." Portland
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"We dedicate our band to our founder and creator, Robbie Tsuboi, 1949-2010, and who inspired us to continue being the Minidoka Swing Band!"
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Robbie Remembrance: 1 year later- This May will mark the first year of the loss of a mentor, visionary, leader, and great friend to all, Robbie Tsuboi. In tribute to all Robbie has done for us the Minidoka Swing Band, Hula Pa Makani Kolonahe, Friends of Goose Hollow (Goosers), and Unite People will be having a memorial celebration on Sunday, May 15 at Epworth Methodist Church, 1333 SE 27th Ave. The event will be about Robbie’s two favorite tenets, food and fun. The event will begin with a potluck lunch (main dish will be provided, side dishes are welcome) at 11:30 am and followed by a program in the sanctuary at 1:30 pm. We invite all those in the community to come and remember Robbie and let us thank you for sharing her with us.
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