Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reports by Noe Tanigawa

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   Poke, chicken long rice, lū‘au stew, pork katsu, ox tail soup---we all know what local food is, and we’re watching it evolve.  Changing demographics, food media, and travel are introducing new formats and flavors even as we continue to flock to our favorites.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Ara Feducia
Ara Feducia

 

  

   Some say Benjamin Franklin’s pamphlet for Pennsylvania hospital patients was the world’s first zine, that’s short for magazine.  Since the dawn of the printing press, Thomas Paine and others certainly did publish leaflets and chapbooks on topics dear to them.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on an upcoming zine workshop where you too can sound off in print.

Experience a zine workshop this Saturday, 10-4pm at Mori by Art and Flea in Ward Village.  

All That Matters: Zine Workshop

Saturday, July 25th 2015

10am - 4pm

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chee yun

 

   What began as a fledgling dream of musical summers in the cooler climes of Waimea, Hawai‘i, is now becoming a sturdy community asset.  The Hawai‘i Performing Arts Festival welcomes over 70 students this year, and is in the midst of 30 public performances, many of them free.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers this look at an exciting performance coming soon to Honolulu.

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MGF

Every year, the Prince Lot Hula Festival offers a prime opportunity to visit Moanalua Gardens, arguably the most beautiful hula venue in Hawai‘i.  This non-competitive festival honors Prince Lot Kapuāiwa who revived hula in Moanalua when it was still publicly banned.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers a look at the history of this celebrated area.

  

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Noe Tanigawa

  Two of Hawai‘i’s celebrated mountains, Mauna Kea and Haleakalā, remain in the crosshairs of a battle that appears to pit preservation of culture against pursuit of science.  In both cases, the state and counties are being called upon to enforce state land board decisions, while challenges to those decisions are before the Hawai‘i Supreme Court.   HPR’s Noe Tanigawa continues a look at Haleakalā, the issues and the mountain.

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    The very first telescope on Haleakalā was completed in 1958, and used for satellite tracking.  Three years later, 18 acres of ceded land at the summit were set aside for astronomy, becoming the Haleakalā High Altitude Observatory Site with the University of Hawai‘i as owner/manager.  Currently there are ten facilities on the mountain and another, a cutting edge solar telescope, is underway.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on the controversy over its construction.

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  How is Hawai‘i Opera Theatre one of the most successful arts organizations in the state?  One key is, they reach about 25 thousand people a year with their education programs.  They have interisland tours, an adult studio, and a new young voices studio for high schoolers.  Yesterday, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa visited the Opera Residency program at Niu Valley Middle School as they prepare for their big opening Monday.

See a free student performance of Mozart’s Magic Flute, Monday, July 6, 6pm at Niu Valley Middle School.

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  An expansive and enjoyable sale of primarily local contemporary art is underway for just a few days at Spalding House in Makiki, the former Contemporary Museum.   HPR’s Noe Tanigawa attended the Contempo #Artshop opening to peruse the inventory.

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   In early April, three pirates hatched a plan to get people out of their snuggly homes and into Kumu Kahua Theatre.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa visited the theatre recently to find out why and how.

The New Play Festival runs Sunday through Tuesday, June 21st through 23rd at Kumu Kahua.  Eventbrite is handling advance tickets, or get tickets at Kumu one hour prior to performance.  

Connect with the New Play Festival on Facebook.

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