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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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Art & Stage // Eddie Lives On
From a tragedy to a talk, a book, a dramatic reading and finally a full-blown, giant-puppet production, Marion Lyman-Mersereau has rendered the story of famed...

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Art & Stage // Let Them Eat Pasta
It’s everything you’d imagine an artists’ enclave to be. Ceramic lettering on the front fence spells “Hawaii Potter’s Guild,” and hanging about the fence are...

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Art & Stage // Preserving History
Historic Hawaii Foundation is conducting a walking tour of three iconic down town buildings, including a structure where award-winning architect Glenn Mason runs his firm,...

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Art & Stage // Theater Royalty
When Broadway entertainers are fondly dropping the name Ronald Bright as their mentor, the man has earned the title Living Legend. As a tribute to...

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Art & Stage // Something Wicked
Queen of Darkness DJ Nocturna, who brings us the annual Miss Vamp and Count Dracula pageants, is stirring up more gothic thrills. This time she...

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Art & Stage // Prepare To Be Wowed
I turn a jaded eye when I hear there’s a new show in Waikiki. Dancers, acrobats, aerial artists, contortionists ― we’ve seen it all. The...

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Art & Stage // Monty Python Gold
Poetic incongruity found the British kings of comedy holding their farewell show, Monty Python Live (mostly), in London, even as the very lively Monty Python...

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Art & Stage // Awakening History
A woman clothed in a drab dress, shawl and bonnet walks onto the TAG stage and with a bit of town gossip, invites the audience...

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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,...

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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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