Ada Tseng, Los Angeles Times

Ada Tseng

Los Angeles Times

Placentia, CA, United States

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Past articles by Ada:

Sergio Calderón dead: 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor was 77

Actor Sergio Calderón, who appeared in 'Men in Black' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End,' died Wednesday. He was 77. → Read More

What does it mean to be a successful working actor? Probably not what you think

Being an actor is a job that everyone thinks they understand. But do we? → Read More

Explaining Hollywood: How to get a job as an actor in film and TV

The job of a Hollywood actor is equal parts creative and business. Professionals demystify what the job is and how to strategize for a long career. → Read More

A Times reporter gets a lesson in stunt driving. Next stop: 'Fast & Furious 11'?

Vin Diesel, take note: Mark Potts can now do a 180-degree spin. He's ready to join the family. → Read More

How to tap the WGA strike funds and other relief

There are several funds available that can provide temporary assistance for those in dire financial situations due to the strike. → Read More

Explaining Hollywood: How to get a job as a choreographer in film and TV

In Hollywood, it's not only musicals and reality competitions that require dance expertise. Choreographers often need to teach non-dancers moves in under an hour → Read More

No Oscars ticket? Here's how to see the stars in person in L.A.

Los Angeles is a great place to run into stars. Instead of leaving it up to chance, meet them at one of the many events where it's their job to interact with fans and promote their work. → Read More

Love is a battlefield: Your guide to having a Valentine’s karaoke party

Every solid karaoke session is filled with sappy love songs and devastating breakup songs. How to kick it up a notch for Valentine's Day. → Read More

Explaining Hollywood: How to get a job as a dialect coach

Dialect coaches in Hollywood often feel invisible, but the job is becoming more important as Hollywood pursues more diverse and global storytelling. → Read More

Asian seniors should keep dancing — and other advice on how to rebuild after a tragedy

After the Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay shootings, we asked experts how to reclaim the joy and take care of your community. → Read More

Explaining Hollywood: How to get a job as a film festival programmer

A group of film festival programmers explain what it takes to get a job doing what they do. Be forewarned: They do more than just watch movies. Although they do watch a lot of them. → Read More

Will the Year of the Rabbit finally bring us some peace in 2023?

Jan. 22 ushers in the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac and the Year of the Cat in the Vietnamese zodiac. What does the astrology predict? → Read More

Five more tips we learned this year about starting a career in Hollywood

In our second year building The Times' guide to breaking into Hollywood, we've learned even more helpful advice. Here's some of the best. → Read More

Not-so-silent nights: Your guide to having a merry Christmas karaoke party

Holidays are a prime time for karaoke. Which Christmas songs are the most fun to sing? → Read More

Give the gift of cash: A guide to tipping for the holidays

An etiqutte expert gives advice on how much to give during the holidays — and how to give it. → Read More

Los Angeles is a karaoke town

To me, karaoke has always been about family, friends and community. The Times looks at how karaoke has fared during the pandemic, essential L.A. karaoke spots and how to find the right go-to song for you. → Read More

We built a karaoke song generator. Here’s how you and Pandora helped

Steve Hogan and Hannah Glass of Pandora's Music Genome Project share how their team categorized the music you recommended to help people find their go-to karaoke songs. → Read More

Ultimate guide to finding the best karaoke songs for you

Find karaoke intimidating? Afraid to pick the wrong song? Knowing a little about your voice and the mood of the room will help you confidently join the party. → Read More

Event: Let's talk about Filipino American mental health (and do karaoke!)

Here's all the coverage discussed at the L.A. Times and Sunday Jump panel on Filipino American mental health -- and karaoke competition. → Read More

City Council fallout continues with a resignation

The scandal began with audio leaked on Reddit. The L.A. Times offers secure ways to share newsworthy information with us. → Read More