Times Square, the icon of New York kitsch and tourism, pop culture and media art, not only looked different that day in late September, it smelled different. The place that many people call the center of the world was transformed into one big Chinese kitchen. That's right. Times Square was home to the 5th International Chinese Culinary Competition.
When American Israeli Leeshai Lemish takes the stage at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 18, he will introduce -- in fluent Chinese -- elite dancers, musicians, martial artists and actors of the New Tang Dynasty Television's "Chinese New Year Spectacular."