Chicago 2014 Auditions – The Path to Kollaboration Star Starts on May 17th!

By |May 9th, 2014|

It’s hard to believe that May is already here, but it’s that time of year again… time for Asian-Americans from all over Chicagoland to showcase their talents!

Whether you sing, dance, beatbox, rap, perform spoken word, or play an instrument, we want to see you at the 2014 showcase auditions on May 17!

Top Asian-American Athletes of the 2000s

By |March 27th, 2014|

As Asian athletes have gotten more attention in American media, it seems that people are finally taking Asians seriously in the world of sports entertainment. As summertime rolls around and we all get the chance to enjoy some outdoor sports again, it seems like the perfect time to take a look at a few of the top Asian-American athletes of the 2000s.

Showcase 2013 Highlight Video

By |January 22nd, 2014|

Check out some behind the scenes footage and other great moments at Kollaboration Chicago’s 2013 main event! […]

Food Trucks, K-Pop, and the Kollaboration STAR Experience

By |November 25th, 2013|

Just over a week ago, eight members of the Kollaboration Chicago staff traveled to California to see Kollaboration STAR on November 16. The weekend was centered around a single show that brought together Kollaboration members from 13 cities across the continent. Although only six of the cities were able to send their winners to perform at Kollaboration STAR, there was an overwhelming turnout from all of the different Kollaboration regions. Regardless of whether each city’s own winner was able to perform, we were all gathered together to cheer on and support the finalists. […]

Alvin Lau Wins Kollaboration Chicago 2013 Showcase

By |October 9th, 2013|

It’s hard to believe that the Kollaboration 2013 showcase was just over a week ago. On Saturday, September 29, as a passionate group of Kollaboration staff worked diligently to make this the best Kollaboration Chicago show yet, our 12 finalists were onstage, blowing the judges away with their performances.

Before the audience stepped out of the auditorium for intermission, it was already clear: the talent on that stage was real.

Special Guest Lineup for Showcase 2013

By |September 26th, 2013|

We all know the Kollaboration showcase would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, fans, and of course, our performers, judges, and emcee. This year, we’re lucky to not only have 12 amazing finalists, we also have three special guest performers as well as five judges. […]

Show Off Your Skillz at the Showcase!

By |September 25th, 2013|

Are you an aspiring singer or dancer? Or perhaps you just love to perform on stage? Well if you didn’t get a chance to audition to be a finalist this year or simply want to entertain a crowd, Showcase 2013 is your chance to compete! […]

Reflections of Kollaboration Chicago 2012 Winner Jun Sung Ahn

By |September 23rd, 2013|

On the evening of July 7, 2012, Jun Sung Ahn was crowned Kollaboration Chicago 2012 winner and took home the $1,000 grand prize! His seamless integration of the violin and Chinese yo-yo wowed the judges and marked one of the most memorable events in Jun Sung’s life. In that moment, Jun Sung realized that he loves performing for an audience and he will never stop chasing after his dreams. […]

Stand Out as an Asian in the Entertainment Industry

By |September 10th, 2013|

As we near the 2013 showcase, we have a chance to reflect on how all of our finalists distinguish themselves as Asian Americans in the performing arts industry. So, what’s the secret of standing out? We asked 10 Asian Americans in the entertainment industry what their answer was. See what they said. […]

A Recap of the 2013 Launch Party

By |September 7th, 2013|

It was the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, and NV Penthouse was filled with Kollaboration staff members who were dressed to impress and ready to spread the word about the upcoming Kollaboration showcase. With general admission to the launch party already sold out, we knew we were in for a good night. Excitement was in the air, and before long, we had a packed venue. We all met some new faces, caught up with old friends, and hopefully gained some new supporters for Kollaboration.