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Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Baring Your Life In Print
In the opening pages of Sharon L. Hicks’ memoir focused around her mother’s mental illness, How Do You Grab a Naked Lady?, young Sharon is...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Paying It Forward
Former UH tech professor R.W. “Buddy” Burniske believed his mom had artistic talent, so he’d take her to the Honolulu Art Museum and point at...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Adieu, President Jeff Portnoy
After dedicating many years to serving as president of the board of directors of Manoa Valley Theatre, attorney Jeffrey Portnoy is retiring … for the...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // ART of the SWORD
Anyone who grew up watching old black-and-white samurai movies, such as Seven Samurai, will enjoy the updated anime incarnation Samurai 7. Both feature similar plot...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Hawaii Welcomes Blue Man
When Chris Smith showed up for an audition with Blue Man Group, he had never seen the show. He had the skill set, being an...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // QUIRKY and CAPTIVATING
Kumu Kahua Theatre has done it again. Sound and Beauty (through June 30, 536-4441, kumukahua.org) is another brilliantly acted, spellbinding show that leaves you thinking...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Linking Ancient and Modern
Like a giant hive comprised of myriad honied chambers of knowledge, Bishop Museum is an invaluable storehouse of information on ancient Hawaiian culture and traditions....

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Bustling Nighttime Bazaar
Nothing – not the Thursday night rush hour traffic, nor the lack of easy parking – deters adventurous shoppers, browsers and anyone looking for some...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Witnessing The Nanjing Massacre
The two-day Hawaii Book & Music Festival is coming to town, and with it a star-speckled array of more than 500 of Hawaii’s most notable...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // French Film’s Crème De La Crème
Asingle film can be appreciated on its own terms, but a wide selection of films gives a more thorough cross-sectional grasp on a particular milieu...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Grass, Roots …and Pots, Too
You know those friends who are too perfect? They’re enviably expert at just about everything? Kaneohe’s Karen Kim is one such handy-person extraordinaire. Her greenhouse...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // For The Love of Nose Flutes
Winding along Kamehameha Highway toward Waiahole is transportive. But step inside Waiahole Poi Factory and meet kumu hula “Uncle” Calvin Hoe, and the modern world...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Desperate Housewives of the 19th Century
She’s beautiful, she’s tormented … she’s Hedda Gabler. Julia Ubrankovics, who shined in her cameo in Hawaii Pacific University’s last production, the highly relishable The...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby
Women’s status in the workplace has risen dramatically since the lowpay, “look cute” and “pour your boss coffee” attitude of yesteryear. Diamond Head Theatre pokes...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Ghosts Of The 100th/442nd
At first glance, the stage looks sparse. A rock here, some rope netting and bamboo panels hanging here and there. But then the overhead lights...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Art & Stage: You Won’t Find These In A Nest
They’re goose, duck and ostrich eggs, but they flaunt colors and patterns prettier than how their mama made them. Their exquisite markings are produced by...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Dogs As Artistic Canvas
Do an image search on extreme dog grooming and you won’t believe the gaudy, shave ice-colored monsters and fantasy creatures people have their dogs transformed...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Triumphant Sorrow
Watching the musical Next to Normal at Manoa Valley Theatre feels so personal, like all your inner traumas, the things that make you shed tears...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Creativity In Bloom
One of my great joys, a place of quiet refuge and contemplation while attending UH Manoa, was the UH Art Gallery and surrounding areas. Unlike...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Films That’ll Leave You Verklempt
Whether they’re happy tears or tearjerker-induced, the seven films at this year’s Jewish Film Festival are incredibly moving. A few dramatic feature films, a couple...

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