Summer 2017: Good New Days

The process of building your Empire requires you to learn from your past, not hold onto it. For this collection, we took bits and pieces from the past to build anew. The “Do Good” t-shirt features childhood characters that took the time to recognize right from wrong. Our mission statement finds its way on a…

Ray’s Backyard Series #2

-by Raymond@Empire- Hello world, it has been too long since I posted my first blog about my adventures. Been busy with work, small projects, and honestly it was also hard for me to find the motivation to just even explore my very own backyard of downtown San Jose. But I’m back and I have some…

Sunrise to Sundown in Seoul

– by ChiChai@Empire – Following mine and Christopher’s seven days in the Philippines and ten days in Vietnam was only one full day in Korea. Luckily for us, we met up with our homie Daniel who served as the perfect Seoul tour guide. He took us out from 8am to 2am all around the city and made…

Urban Paradise 2017

– by Ray@Empire – What is UP yall?!?! Urban Paradise, that’s what’s UP! (aha) Our friends at The Company hosted their yearly dance showcase, Urban Paradise this past Saturday, and we were invited to vendor once again! It was definitely fun meeting new friends, and passing out stickers to Anthony Lee… (aha) We want to…

Art of Us: Recap Video and Photos!

The journey of Art of Us is far from over! We have tons of photos and this recap video for you to relive the show (or experience it for the first time if you weren’t able to make it!) View the Art of Us recap video here: You can view our hundreds of photos on our Facebook page…

Rock n Roll DC

– by Sam@Empire- I can’t believe this weekend went by so quick, but I’m glad to be back in the cozy Bay Area, avoiding the snow storms that are now blizzarding the east coast. Last weekend, my high school sis, Kat and I met up in DC to run the Rock’n Roll Half marathon! She…

Art of Us 2017

– by ChiChai@Empire with photos by Braindon Raines, Ray@Empire, and Rizzabel@Empire – What began as discussions over food & text messages became an evening of performance art and a strong sense of community for local artists & our motherland. After a six-month long collaboration between the Company and the Empire Team came Art of Us.  Before diving into the recap,…

Art of Us: Sorah Yang (+ special guest!)

Last but definitely not least out of the Art of Us performers is California’s very own Sorah Yang! (Don’t forget to buy your tickets here!) featured photo credit to IG: @tzacnd Sorah Yang is a dancer, choreographer, and singer from the Bay Area and currently resides in LA. After receiving her business degree at USC…

Art of Us: KJ Estudillo

Art of Us is THIS SATURDAY!!! Buy your tickets here. Last but not least of the Art of Us dancer spotlight is KJ Estudillo! The Art of Us showcase is a fundraiser for our Project PEARLS dance summit (click to read more) and  KJ is one of the choreographers we’re bringing to the Philippines! A little more about KJ……

Art of Us: Melissa Batesting

Art of Us is in two weeks and we still got plenty of performers to introduce you to! Up next in our Art of Us spotlight is Melissa Batesting! The Art of Us showcase is a fundraiser for our Project PEARLS dance summit (click to read more) and  Melissa is one of the choreographers we’re bringing to the…

Art of Us: Jolo Cabrera

Leading up to Art of Us ( get yo tickets here!) we will give you a sneak peek into the awesome performers lined up. So far we shared AstraLogik‘s “celestial lyrics and neo-soul melodies” with you (here.) Today we spotlight Jolo Cabrera. The Art of Us showcase is a fundraiser for our Project PEARLS dance summit (click to read more).  Jolo is one…

2016 Throwback: Growth

– by ChiChai@Empire –  The Empire Team and I joke around that our most successful event was one that didn’t exist. This event had a couple hundred attendees, a dozen artists and performers, and good vibes from doors open to close. But the thing is, that event did exist. It was our art show Growth Why do we…