Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reports by Noe Tanigawa

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creative commons

 

On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted an injunctionhalting the Na'i Aupuni election.  The Grassroot Institute, supported by the national conservative organization, Judicial Watch, is suing to stop the Na'i Aupuni election on grounds that it is unconstitutional because it involves only Native Hawaiians.  Na'i Aupuni claims theirs is a private election, privately funded, and therefore legal.  

Ric Noyle Photography
Ric Noyle Photography

  Jimmy Borges has spent a lifetime singing his way from Kalihi valley through many of the top venues in America, from San Francisco’s Hungry I to New York’s Latin Quarter, and many cities abroad as well.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports Borges saved up his favorite material for his just-released CD.

Jimmy Borges performs with the Hawai‘i Pops, some of those original Sinatra arrangements, this coming Saturday .  

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Mark Ramelb

  This weekend, Honolulu Fashion Week promises to fill the Hawai‘i Convention Center with the best of local design and styling.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports that with the help of off island mentors, local photographers, make-up artists, stylists, and designers will be putting their best foot forward.

HONOLULU Fashion Week runs November 20-22 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.  

Keith Ketchum
Keith Ketchum

  

Hawai‘i Fashion Month is coming to a crescendo in Honolulu and this year on Kaua‘i, they’re wrapping up the month with a Kaua‘i designers’ runway show.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a ground swell of fashion activity on the Garden Isle.

The Kaua'i Chamber of Commerce estimates about 20 designers participated in Kaua'i Fashion Month this year.  The third annual Kaua‘i Fashion Week, a separate event from Fashion Month, was held this past April at the Kaua‘i Marriott.  Gypsy Rain, Kaikini Bikini, and Louda Larrain were among the designers featured there.   

In America We Trust

Nov 18, 2015
Jessica Sherry
Jessica Sherry

After World War II ended in the Pacific, anthropologists described up to several hundred semi-religious organizations that had sprung up in New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu.  Called “cargo cults,” these believers sought ways to continue delivery of wartime goods and supplies.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a Hawai‘i International Film Festival showing that focuses on what could be the last surviving cargo cult.

“Waiting for John” screens Thursday, November 19 at 3:45pm as part of the Hawai‘i International Film Festival.  

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hiff.org

   

   Hawai‘i movie audiences have a reputation for being knowledgeable, with an appetite for films that has been cultivated by the Hawai‘i International Film Festival over the past 35 years.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports that this year, an effort has begun to develop local critics and writers who can help shape and expand the film scene in the islands.

The Hawai‘i International Film Festival continues through November 22nd.   For a full schedule with links, Hawai‘i International Film Festival

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courtesy photo, army.mil

  Irish storyteller, Niall de Burca, travels the world igniting imaginations.  After successful shows on Hawai‘i Island, he is heading to Maui for school shows and to public libraries around O‘ahu.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers a glimpse at his work.

Niall de Burca will be continuing to tour public libraries around O'ahu, and will conclude his visit to the Islands with a public performance at UH Manoa's Orvis Auditorium Saturday, November 14th, 7:30pm.

Tuesday:  

Kapolei Public Library at 10:30 AM

Kahuku Public Library at 6 PM

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

  

  American painting first burst onto the world art scene in the 1950’s with energetic abstract paintings by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and others.  They were followed by a generation of painters who toyed with irony, pop culture, and consumerism into the 2000’s.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a show at the UH Art Gallery that heralds a rebirth of abstraction.

LCC
LCC

    Now parents who enjoyed the Leeward Discovery Fair as kids are bringing their own young ones to this annual day of learning adventures.  Tomorrow, Saturday, November 7th, this family fun day will transform the leeward campus with mostly free activities.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa discovered the contagious enthusiasm of LCC teachers and partners makes the day a cornerstone for the community.

Kaveh Kardan
Kaveh Kardan

    November is Hawai‘i Fashion Month, and the goal is to showcase local talent and promote sustainable statewide growth of this industry.  Events highlight designers, stylists, manufacturers, retailers, photographers, hair and make-up artists, and much more.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on an upcoming discussion of the business of fashion.

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