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Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Tip Of The Hat To The Bard
The dynamism of improv is exhilarating, except when it flops. Yet, traditional theater can feel a bit, well rehearsed. There’s something in between, something experimental,...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Lacquer From Sap To Treasure
On a trip to Myanmar (Burma) several years ago, while visiting my umpteenth stupa, I was once again bombarded by street children selling their wares....

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Art & Stage // Mobile Gallery
You’ve seen it around town. It’s a bird, it’s a truck … no wait, it’s a bird on a truck. The large, moving canvas, packed...

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Art & Stage // Darkness This Way Comes
While reading local author Jonathan Moore’s first novel, a sci-fi horror-thriller and Bram Stoker Award nominee called Redheads (2013), a sense of dread struck me...

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Art & Stage // Say Hello To The Sultry & Playful
When I first heard about burlesque in Hawaii a few years ago, I wondered what exactly happens during such a show. Then, in early May,...

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Art & Stage // Authentic Slant To Fictional Japan
I haven’t seen a classic, full-scale rendition of The Mikado, but I did see a Punahou production several years back and was instantly taken with...

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Art & Stage // Making Waves For Our Ocean
It’s no longer Save Our Whales, but Save Our Oceans. While the sea might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you...

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Art & Stage // When Learning Is Play
I recently visited the magnificent Spalding House grounds in Makiki Heights (526-1322, honolulumuseum.org) to watch museum staff guide 47 fifth-graders through Inquiring Finds: The Science...

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Art & Stage // Recalling The Fab 4
It was twenty years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play … Actually, it was 50 years ago this month, May 2, 1964,...

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Art & Stage // Manga, Fashion, Theater, Painting
With so much artistic revelry afoot, no less would do than a mishmash of some prominent events. First up is wearable art by Native Hawaiian...

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Art & Stage // Newspaper Hula
We’ve heard of San Francisco-based Kumu Patrick Makuakane’s Hare Krishna hula, and now the famously playful kumu and his halau, Na Lei Hulu I Ka...

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Art & Stage // Cooking Up Some French Fare
There’s plenty to keep one transfixed at this year’s Cinémathèque Française at Doris Duke Theatre, but it’s a couple of simple films that shine brightest,...

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Art & Stage // Ghosts Of Hawaii’s Past
It’s nearing sunset as I make my way to the sprawling graveyard on Nuuanu Avenue, where I join a group of people casually gathered on...

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Art & Stage // Much Ado About The Earl Of Oxford
Shakespeare’s tome doesn’t call forth visions of students on stage. Nevertheless, the Bard and high school students make an ideal combination, says esteemed local actor...

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Art & Stage // Paintings That Dance
In a flurry of motion, hula dancers leap off the screen to soulful Hawaiian chanting, or leis are piled forehead-high onto a grad. Tandem surfers...

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Art & Stage // For The Love Of Lincoln
He’s on the penny and the five-dollar bill, and he’s as famous for his top hat and beard as for his stance against slavery. Since...

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Art & Stage // Fashioning Linguistic Masterpieces
To read Gail N. Harada’s poetry and prose is to be cradled by words – words that transcend the sum of their parts, immersing the...

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Art & Stage // TAHITI: Dancing With Flair
We’re familiar with the impossibly fast hip-swaying of Tahitian dancers and their bright costumes that fan out like a burst of fireworks, but Rose Perreira...

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Art & Stage // Women, Wardrobe…Identity
Talk about a satisfying girls night out. I recently had the good fortune to sit in on a rehearsal of Love, Loss and What I...

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Art & Stage // The Page Comes Alive
What a cool job,” is a typical reaction when people hear about various journalistic gigs MidWeek staff covers. Take for instance, photographer Lawrence Tabudlo, who...

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