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Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Feng Shui: Finding Balance
Crouching tiger” and “hidden dragon” aren’t just slick Asian martial arts terms. Tiger and dragon represent the balance between yin and yang, or masculine and...

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Art & Stage // Hana Keaka: Theatre’s Native Roots
What’s more surprising? That UH Kennedy Theatre is about to put on shows entirely in the Hawaiian language or that purely Native Hawaiian theatrical productions...

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Art & Stage // Heartbeat Of Social Justice
Nowhere in modern history have race relations been more incendiary, and the move toward social justice more palpable, than in South Africa. A man lies...

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Art & Stage // Opera Gets Physical
A ghostly captain seeking redemption through true love, his female admirer, her jilted suitor, along with her money-driven dad and her nursemaid, were all in...

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Art & Stage // Brave And Brutal ‘Gary Cooper’
At first, the set of My Name is Gary Cooper is a cause for celebration. Using a grass skirt aesthetic, a stretch of flowing lengths...

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Art & Stage // A Mixed Ride
Becky’s New Car at Manoa Valley Theatre idles a while before it gets revving, but once it’s in full throttle there’s a thrilling period of...

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Art & Stage // Swans En Pointe
In a professional dancer’s career, only a select few attain top-ranking status as their company’s principal dancer. When I last interviewed Hawaii-born dancer Romi Beppu...

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Art & Stage // Ushering in 2015
It’s a lively Baby New Year that’s come kicking and dancing onto the art scene, offering plenty of entertainment, even as the holidays come to...

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Art & Stage // Self-Guided Art Tour
Oahu boasts art studios and artists a-plenty, but there’s no easy compilation of the locations, let alone one-on-one time with the artists … until now....

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Art & Stage // Cultural Significance In Japanese Erotic Art
The word “erotic” instantly evokes layers of emotion ranging from fascinated to offended. But look beyond the knee-jerk reaction, and there’s plenty of cultural and...

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Art & Stage // Musical Revue Hits The Spot
A show made up of songs by Richard Maltby Jr. (lyricist) and David Shire (music), but that never made it into any of their musicals,...

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Art & Stage // At Home in Anatevka
There’s a countrified timelessness in wooden shelves and banisters, draped rope, yellow-glow lamps, wooden furnishings and metal dishes. Something warm that in humanity’s ancestral spirit...

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Art & Stage // A ‘Good’ Greek Gift
Several years ago, I watched the kids at Kaiser High put on Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Bill Ogilvie. The experience was unforgettable, not just...

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Art & Stage // Dance Like Everyone Is Watching
You hear the word “dance” in Hawaii, and hula, Tahitian and other Pacific Islander dance forms sway and shimmy their way through your mind’s eye....

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Art & Stage // Oooh La La EuroCinema
Hawaii’s dearth of art house theaters — that offer something more intellectually meaty than the garden-variety blockbuster — makes a pop-up cluster of cream-of-the-crop European...

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Art & Stage // Indian Folk Art
A group of performers shows up in the village square, unrolls a scroll covered every inch in vivid storyboard images, and based on those images,...

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Art & Stage // Fiesta Time
Kapiolani Park will be transformed into Little Mexico — or should we say Little Cuba, or Colombia or Bolivia? Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is...

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Art & Stage // Another Paliku Hit With Hairspray
It’s always a mini adventure driving to Paliku Theatre. A short jaunt over the Pali and you’re on a sprawling campus at the base of...

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Art & Stage // They’re Back
Waikiki was once again a sea of flashing smart phones and boisterous fans at Five-0‘s fifth season premiere Sept. 13. Folks who flew in from...

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Art & Stage // A Thrilling Hangout
Getting out and about in the past six years means at some point you’ve seen the aerial dancers of Samadhi Hawaii entombing themselves in a...

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