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SF mayor honors Myx TV for backing Asian Pacific American artists

/ 05:31 AM June 01, 2013

Miguel Santos, General Manager of Myx TV, accepts award from the Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration Committee of the office of San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee. He is joined by (L-R) founder and chair Claudine Cheng and co-chairs Keesa Ocampo and Mary Nicely.” Photo by Frank Jang

SAN FRANCISCOMayor Ed Lee and the organizers of the city’s annual Asian Pacific American heritage celebration gave a special award of recognition to Myx TV for promoting appreciation of diverse music and entertainment and giving a voice to Asian Pacific American artists and performers

The award was given at a ceremony held early this month at the new San Francisco Jazz Center and hosted by reality TV star Yul Kwon, honoring individuals and organizations that have made an impact on the performing arts and the Asian Pacific American community in San Francisco.

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“This year, our celebration theme is ‘Honoring Achievements in the Performing Arts and we are delighted to present a very special recognition to Myx TV, a cable network that is committed to providing opportunities for APA performing artists on the stage of mainstream media,”” said Claudine Cheng, founding chair of the San Francisco Mayor’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration Committee.

“Asian American talent was big enough to go from YouTube to television screens,” said Miguel Santos, general manager for Myx TV. “We always knew that more than providing entertainment, we were providing a platform.”

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Since it first went live in 2007, Myx TV has featured exceptional Asian American talents on its nationally broadcast cable channel. Its early support of artists like Bruno Mars, Far East Movement, and Jessica Sanchez has given Myx TV a reputation as one of the strongest advocates of Asian American entertainers. The network has also received recognition from the cable and entertainment industry, with accolades from CableFAX Magazine and NAMIC, among others.

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