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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...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Sharing Consequential Truths
A one-man off-Broadway show is coming to Honolulu Theatre for Youth, thanks to the support of Five-0 actor Daniel Dae Kim. He saw Hold These...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Thriving Indie Art
Raw talent bursts through the room. At one booth, a young man holds up T-shirts he’s designed in bold colors. At another, a young lady...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Making Waves
A new art feature that American Savings Bank launched last week finds all 57 branches in the state displaying the work of local photographers and...

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Art & Stage // Uprooted: Okinawan Migration
When the film Flight 93 came out, a critic begged the question: Why do we watch movies? Is it to entertain? Is it an escape?...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // A Legacy of Inspiration
As a great repository of knowledge, UHManoa is an ideal location to showcase the forerunners of Hawaii’s printmaking tradition. Home in on Hamilton Library, and...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Dance: Daring Different
If the world of dance has you feeling complacent, Keigwin + Company is coming to the Leeward Community College Theatre to shake things up. Their...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Kailua Art Den
Art and chocolate. The two come together in a cozy pairing above Cinnamon’s Restaurant in Kailua in a mom-son enterprise. Young entrepreneur Dylan Butterbaugh opened...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Artist In Residence
The bright, cheery, colorful explosion of dots that characterize artist Frank Oliva’s work seemed like a fitting New Year’s feature, so I asked him and...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Regal Treasure
The modern and the historical share close quarters in downtown Honolulu. For instance, take in a sweeping aerial view of the King Kamehameha statue, as...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Edible Wonderland
If the house Hansel and Gretel wandered upon looked anything like the Gingerbread Village on display at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, I can see why the...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Women of Allure
Hula artwork is ubiquitous. Of course it is, we’re in Hawaii. So I was surprised recently when I saw a 2013 calendar with hula girl...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Reveling in Clay
If you happen to be in Waikiki, stroll into the Waikiki Parc lobby and you’ll see the result of UH ceramics student Dustin Miyakawa’s kneading...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Castles in the Sand
Santa’s elves have been at play in Sheraton Waikiki’s sandbox. Their names are Jill Harris and Thomas Koet, the world-champion sand sculpting duo responsible for...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Shiny, Festive, Fun
An angry 2,000-degree furnace, a shadowy room, metal rods, piles of this and that strewn here and there on shelves. Out of that sooty workspace,...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Good, Indeed
Come this way as Tom Holowach (Paliku Theatre manager) in a superb turn as Narrator guides you through The Good Doctor, a string of sketches...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Of Mice, Sugar Plum Fairies and Nutcracker Princes
One of my most anticipated holiday joys was always my kids’ Nutcracker piano recitals. I would close my eyes while those crisp, delightful notes conjured...

Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // Zombie Reality Show
If you’re looking for a spoof or feel-good heroics in a zombie setting, Uncle Vanya and Zombies is not the play for you. The dystopia...


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