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Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // A Tale Of Twins Separated
In the study of psychology, there’s a lot of interest in twins — it’s that nature versus nurture discussion. If they’re both the same genetically,...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Super Heroes
There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to film festivals, and this one does more than entertain. Abilities Unlimited kicked off its...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // What Can You Take With You?
You Can’t Take It With You is rife with fluffy, feel-good absurdity. But behind all the basement fireworks explosions, the Baby Huey housewife’s ballerina twirling,...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Ancestral Invocation
Pele dances, a train of molten lava blazing in her wake. Hawaiian war god Ku flexes his chest in haka stance, his mouth fixed in...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // For The Laugh Of It
A nebulous swirl of images rushes forth anytime someone mentions their theatrical career in New York or Los Angeles. For those of us who haven’t...

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Art & Stage // ‘Ma Rainey’s’ Rips Into The Gut
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at TAG is reason to celebrate community theater in Hawaii. It’s not only theater about the African-American experience, which you don’t...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Star Catcher
“Meteoric,” as in a lightspeed burst of wildly spooftacular (yes, I did just say that) freneticism. Peter and the Starcatcher at Manoa Valley Theatre is...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // ‘Disobedience’: Worthy WWII Portraiture
All is as it should be at the Portuguese Consulate in Bordeaux, France. Consul Aristides de Sousa Mendes is on the political upswing under Portuguese...

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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...

Rasa Fournier
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...

Rasa Fournier
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...

Rasa Fournier
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...

Rasa Fournier
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...

Rasa Fournier
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...

Rasa Fournier
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....

Rasa Fournier
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...

Rasa Fournier
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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