Larry Berenguel, Jr. was born in Manila, Philippines and immigrated with his family to Des Moines at age 14. Larry has studied and performed folk guitar as well as performing with several different bands. His music can be described as folk, rock, pop, reggae, and jazz with acoustic guitar, synth guitar, and occasional rhythm tracks. Larry is a local favorite and can be found sharing his diverse love of music in church, at the farmers' market, or at your favorite restaurants and bars.
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Walnut Street School is an IB School located in downtown DesMoines, and it has the only Mandarin Chinese program in Elementary level in the Des Moines area. Students learn the language from preschool to 5th grade, and they are exposed and participate in varies cultural activities, like lion dance, fan dance, folk songs, etc.
The Eagle Claw system is over 900 years old. It is a traditional system that is taught in a step by step approach like the great masters of the past taught. It is know for its locks, holds, sweeps and is one of the most complete kung fu system that is available today. Many famous teachers and students are known in it, including Bruce Lee. We teach the Wu Tai Chi system which was introduced to Eagle Claw in the Chin Woo association. The two go hand to hand in philosophy and practice. The traditional forms teach an enormous amount of techniques for balance, physical ability, control and of coarse self defense techniques that were proven on the battle field.
For more information, go to the Eagle Claw Kung Fu Website.
Youth APIA leaders that will best represent their culture, beauty, intelligence and talent.
Winner gets the CelebrAsian Scholar Title and a $1,000 scholarship.
Must be a High School Senior up to a Junior in College and of Asian heritage by at least one parent.
Candidate must show their dedication to Community Service, education and their culture.
Be A Legacy for Tomorrow.
Fashion show then followed by the presentation of the Village Award.
Bryce “Kai” Phothisen is a 19 year-old Asian-American singer/songwriter from Des Moines, Iowa. A newcomer to the music scene, Bryce has been writing songs ever since he bought his first guitar at age 11. His music has influences from different genres, mainly folk, pop, acoustic, and rock.
In early 2017 he self-released his first extended-play entitled “The Mess That I Am” and later released a single “I Never Even Asked For Your Name” which was a collaboration with fellow songwriter, Lucas Roy.
He is currently completing a two-year degree at DMACC on top of his music career.
The future holds many things for Bryce, but he hopes that he will be able to make a living from what he is passionate about, songwriting.