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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...

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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....

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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...

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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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Art & Stage // A ‘Good’ Greek Gift
Several years ago, I watched the kids at Kaiser High put on Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Bill Ogilvie. The experience was unforgettable, not just...

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Art & Stage // Dance Like Everyone Is Watching
You hear the word “dance” in Hawaii, and hula, Tahitian and other Pacific Islander dance forms sway and shimmy their way through your mind’s eye....

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Art & Stage // Oooh La La EuroCinema
Hawaii’s dearth of art house theaters — that offer something more intellectually meaty than the garden-variety blockbuster — makes a pop-up cluster of cream-of-the-crop European...

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Art & Stage // Indian Folk Art
A group of performers shows up in the village square, unrolls a scroll covered every inch in vivid storyboard images, and based on those images,...

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Art & Stage // Fiesta Time
Kapiolani Park will be transformed into Little Mexico — or should we say Little Cuba, or Colombia or Bolivia? Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is...

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Art & Stage // Another Paliku Hit With Hairspray
It’s always a mini adventure driving to Paliku Theatre. A short jaunt over the Pali and you’re on a sprawling campus at the base of...

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Art & Stage // They’re Back
Waikiki was once again a sea of flashing smart phones and boisterous fans at Five-0‘s fifth season premiere Sept. 13. Folks who flew in from...

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Art & Stage // A Thrilling Hangout
Getting out and about in the past six years means at some point you’ve seen the aerial dancers of Samadhi Hawaii entombing themselves in a...

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Art & Stage // Eddie Lives On
From a tragedy to a talk, a book, a dramatic reading and finally a full-blown, giant-puppet production, Marion Lyman-Mersereau has rendered the story of famed...

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Art & Stage // Let Them Eat Pasta
It’s everything you’d imagine an artists’ enclave to be. Ceramic lettering on the front fence spells “Hawaii Potter’s Guild,” and hanging about the fence are...

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Art & Stage // Preserving History
Historic Hawaii Foundation is conducting a walking tour of three iconic down town buildings, including a structure where award-winning architect Glenn Mason runs his firm,...

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Art & Stage // Theater Royalty
When Broadway entertainers are fondly dropping the name Ronald Bright as their mentor, the man has earned the title Living Legend. As a tribute to...

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Art & Stage // Something Wicked
Queen of Darkness DJ Nocturna, who brings us the annual Miss Vamp and Count Dracula pageants, is stirring up more gothic thrills. This time she...

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Art & Stage // Prepare To Be Wowed
I turn a jaded eye when I hear there’s a new show in Waikiki. Dancers, acrobats, aerial artists, contortionists ― we’ve seen it all. The...

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Art & Stage // Monty Python Gold
Poetic incongruity found the British kings of comedy holding their farewell show, Monty Python Live (mostly), in London, even as the very lively Monty Python...


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