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Art & Stage // Manga, Fashion, Theater, Painting
With so much artistic revelry afoot, no less would do than a mishmash of some prominent events. First up is wearable art by Native Hawaiian...

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Art & Stage // Newspaper Hula
We’ve heard of San Francisco-based Kumu Patrick Makuakane’s Hare Krishna hula, and now the famously playful kumu and his halau, Na Lei Hulu I Ka...

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Art & Stage // Cooking Up Some French Fare
There’s plenty to keep one transfixed at this year’s Cinémathèque Française at Doris Duke Theatre, but it’s a couple of simple films that shine brightest,...

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Art & Stage // Ghosts Of Hawaii’s Past
It’s nearing sunset as I make my way to the sprawling graveyard on Nuuanu Avenue, where I join a group of people casually gathered on...

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Art & Stage // Much Ado About The Earl Of Oxford
Shakespeare’s tome doesn’t call forth visions of students on stage. Nevertheless, the Bard and high school students make an ideal combination, says esteemed local actor...

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Art & Stage // Paintings That Dance
In a flurry of motion, hula dancers leap off the screen to soulful Hawaiian chanting, or leis are piled forehead-high onto a grad. Tandem surfers...

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Art & Stage // For The Love Of Lincoln
He’s on the penny and the five-dollar bill, and he’s as famous for his top hat and beard as for his stance against slavery. Since...

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Art & Stage // Fashioning Linguistic Masterpieces
To read Gail N. Harada’s poetry and prose is to be cradled by words – words that transcend the sum of their parts, immersing the...

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Art & Stage // TAHITI: Dancing With Flair
We’re familiar with the impossibly fast hip-swaying of Tahitian dancers and their bright costumes that fan out like a burst of fireworks, but Rose Perreira...

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Art & Stage // Women, Wardrobe…Identity
Talk about a satisfying girls night out. I recently had the good fortune to sit in on a rehearsal of Love, Loss and What I...

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Art & Stage // The Page Comes Alive
What a cool job,” is a typical reaction when people hear about various journalistic gigs MidWeek staff covers. Take for instance, photographer Lawrence Tabudlo, who...

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Art & Stage // Tastefully Cluttered Walls
What do you do while solo and having a sip to drink in a coffee shop? Most likely, you have your head buried in a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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