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Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Oy Gevalt, What A Lineup!
This year’s pick of seven Jewish Film Fest entries were whittled down from 40 standout selections, all firsts for Hawaii audiences. Coming from far-flung locales...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Stepping Out!
Diamond Head Theatre productions are generally a spectacle of song and dance. As its one non-musical of the season, Stepping Out offers an assortment of...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Radio Golf: Has The Talent, Lacks The Finesse
Pittsburgh in the late ’90s finds Harmon Wilks jockeying to become the city’s first black mayor in TAG’s Radio Golf. The golden scepter is nearly...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // The Philosopher’s Stones
Sean Michael Gallagher is an enigma, a man whose person and artistic project are marked by duality. He exudes ruggedness. An outdoorsman with a muscular...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // A Gallinaceous Selection
To save you the hassle of scrolling through your dictionary app, “gallinaceous” refers to poultry. While Honolulu Theatre for Youth charms kids with a story...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Tonouchi, ‘Pidgin Guerilla’
Hawaiian Pidgin is a valid language and capable of range and depth of emotion and intellect, as with any language. Proving that is Hawaii’s “Pidgin...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Bollywood Film Fest, JAI HO!
Giddy romance, shirt-bursting heroes, decked-out heroines, pulsating dance numbers – this year’s Bollywood Film Fest has that and more. Explosive mega hits include the visually...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Streetlight’s Contagious Cadence
While walking along Kalakaua Avenue on a random night, a mesmerizing groove grabs you by the ear. Sure, tourists pause here and there for the...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Life Lessons In Art
Two weeks plus 557 high school students and 12 teachers and staff equals one giant life-affirming mural at Kamehameha Schools’ Student Support Center. Standing 12...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Lights On The Lagoon
With Haunted Lagoon taking a reprieve this year, Christmas Lagoon: The Light Within at Polynesian Cultural Center fills the void in that magical way that...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // 3-D Treats
Upstairs at Pegge Hopper Gallery (1164 Nuuanu Ave., peggehopper.com) are the renowned artist’s familiar paintings of reclining voluptuous Hawaiian women. It’s not a vacation sort...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // From Hawaii To Ray Donovan (With Love)
Everyone is telling him, ‘You have to hate these people, they’re bad.’ But racism just flies past his head.” Hawaii actor Kalama Epstein, 13 –...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Bygone Art: Foundry Patterns
Hello, industrial East Coast of a century past. Stand Up Eight’s unique art installation “Before the Before” by Dineh Moghdam Davis offers a rare visit...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Families: Hate ‘Em, Love ‘Em
The blue ribbon, prize garden award goes to … Kumu Kahua Theatre for Flowers of Hawaii. Expert cultivation requires quality seeds, prime soil and growing...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Tartuffe Hits The Classic Spot
Tartuffe. It’s French, it’s a classic, it’s by the great Jean-Baptiste Poquelin and the word does come off sounding rather onomatopoetic. Haven’t heard of Poquelin?...

Tannya Joaquin
Art & Stage // Austria, The Vacation Nation
Austria has many claims to fame. It’s the birthplace of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the hills are still alive with The Sound of Music,...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Alice Drops Into Mamiya
When it comes to casting a play at Sacred Hearts, Mamiya Theatre manager Kyle Kakuno recruits boys from any number of private and public schools...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Pop-up Theater
Ever since The Fringe got its edgy, alternative, off-Broadway groove on half a century ago in Edinburgh, Fringe theater festivals have been popping up all...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // A Many-Splendored Costume Selection
The cavernous warehouse below Diamond Head Theatre, home to decades of costume innovation, is strung with row upon row of calico, plaid, swirled, dotted, glittery,...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // HIFF 2013: Talkin’ About Culture
Topnotch Hawaiian, Asian and European films – more than 200 of them, from 42 countries – along with many of the people who make and...

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