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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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Art & Stage // Spook Me, Thrill Me
Most call fright master Jeff Gere a storyteller, and indeed he is a 25-year veteran of the art. But I would add something else to...

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Art & Stage // Savior of Art
With the Vatican’s Oct. 21 canonization of Mother Marianne Cope, North Shore artist James Erickson would like to call the public’s attention to the Damien...

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Art & Stage // Quidam: A World Of Wow
Every couple years a surreal assortment of acrobats, jugglers, dancers, musicians and show people of every sort – call them extreme entertainers – arrive on...

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Art & Stage // Paliku Turns 10 In Grand Style
Don’t you love audition scenes, where you get to see a medley of talent – the variety, the procession of unique personalities each giving it...

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Art & Stage // Shaolin Spectacular
High-flying kicks, ultra-skilled weaponry, iron torsos that, even while lying on a bed of nails, withstand the impact of a hammer breaking through a brick...

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Art & Stage // Franky Jr. A Certified Blast
Lying in bed, hearing my normally sober dad giggling like a kid in the other room watching Young Frankenstein on TV was a special kind...

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Art & Stage // An Art Cathedral
Wind down the luxuriously wide driveway lined with a water fountain and bougainvillea that leads to Honolulu Country Club. Walk up the stairs and swing...

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Art & Stage // Gazing at Glazers
Walk into Glazers Coffee and the place is packed, but silent as … well, a group of people turned out of their surroundings and into...

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Art & Stage // Midsummer Magic
The night quiets to a starry whisper. And there, on a grassy mound framed with ferns and ti leaves and backed by regal fan palms,...

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