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Rasa Fournier
Art & Stage // HIFF 2013: Talkin’ About Culture
Topnotch Hawaiian, Asian and European films – more than 200 of them, from 42 countries – along with many of the people who make and...

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Art & Stage // ‘The Heiress’: An Inside Look
It all starts with a word: Audition. A thrill rumbles through anyone who’s been onstage as they glance over the title, the description, the characters....

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Art & Stage // Balloon Critters
If seeing the wonder in a child’s eye is the quintessence of life-affirming goodness, then there’s plenty to go around when Austin Morgan dons his...

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Art & Stage // The Birds, The Bees And … Termites?
Poetry has tackled every recess of our universe both physical and psychological. Though individual poets’ oeuvres tend to follow a single theme (nature, horror, the...

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Art & Stage // ‘Toxic Avenger’ Reincarnates
Hazardous slime, bully-cum-superhero, rock musical - that’s the stuff taking over Manoa Valley Theatre in its 45th season opener, with Toxic Avenger. The musical adaptation...

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Art & Stage // Warp and Weft of the Pacific Islands
“Weaving is universal. It is the base of life … oh, maybe too dramatic, but we use the word ‘weaving’ to describe all kinds of...

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Art & Stage // Witness The Overthrow
“At 5 o’clock today, troops (of largely U.S. citizens) marched down the street to Iolani Palace. They are currently over there behind Arion Hall (where...

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Art & Stage // Display of Woodwork Mastery
Local woodworking at its most exquisite is on display at the Hawaii Forest Industry Association’s annual Hawaii’s Woodshow, Na La’au o Hawai’i. Master woodworker and...

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Art & Stage // Showboat
Dear Diary, Last night, I saw a boatful of perfectly normal women erupt into fits of screaming, like teens at a Beatles concert or Brazilians...

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Art & Stage // Under A Haleiwa Sunset
Once a month, as nature sweeps its broad strokes of brilliant yellow and orange across the evening sky, a group of novice artists sit with...

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Art & Stage // Da Kine Shakespeare
Twelf Nite O Wateva!, with its legendary string of performances dating to the early ’70s, is coming to Mission Houses Museum. After the success of...

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Art & Stage // Sea Journey for Keiki
The void of shows directed toward keiki in Waikiki has its answer in a limited run of the enchanting Honu by the Sea. The show...

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Art & Stage // Kick Off Those Sunday Shoes
Here’s a bit of trivia: Footloose has Hawaii roots. It was our own Dean Pitchford, a Saint Louis School alum, who wrote the script and...

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Art & Stage // Belly Dance: A Global Phenomena
Local belly dance collective Shakti’s Den is hosting award-winning San Francisco tribal fusion belly dance founder Jill Parker for a series of workshops in Honolulu....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Kumu Kahua Theatre has done it again. Sound and Beauty (through June 30, 536-4441, is another brilliantly acted, spellbinding show that leaves you thinking...


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2013-2014 Ilima Awards