Noe Tanigawa

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1:12 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Billy Al Bengston: Beauty, Sensuality, Humor---and a Good Meal

Billy Al Bengston at work
Credit Billy Al Bengston

In the late 1950’s, a group of artists kick started modern art on the West coast, defining a new,  California-based style.  LA Cool blended with the cocktails and cool jazz of the period, and was practiced by artists eager to leave European traditions behind.   HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on an upcoming exhibition involving two key artists of the era.

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5:32 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

The Hawai’i Shakespeare Festival's Milestone Summer

Scene from Troilus and Cressida:Albert Ueligitone as Ajax, Jonathan Clarke Sypert as Hector
Brad Goda Photography

 Audio FileDiscussion with Harry Wong and R. Kevin Garcia Doyle about the Shakespeare Festival's project to stage all 38 of the Bard's plays in Honolulu.Edit | Remove

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5:00 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Kaimuki: Little Town With a Lot of Heart, part 2

Looking Koko Head on Wai'alae, Kaimuki Auto Repair is just ahead on the right
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The Historic Hawai’i Foundation cites up to four heiau in Kaimuki, one up Sierra Drive, two on Kaimuki Hill and another at Leahi hospital.  Kaimuki Hill itself was a lookout point for Kamehameha’s invading army, a water reservoir, a telegraph station and an observatory before becoming the park it is today.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa continues a Kaimuki community portrait.

Tonight is Third Friday Night in Kaimuki: 

http://kaimuki3rdfriday.com/

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7:47 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Kaimuki: Little Town With a Lot of Heart

Kaimuki, looking 'Ewa on Waialae Avenue
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Kaimuki is a little town, mauka of Diamond Head, on the east side of Honolulu proper.  According to Pukui, Elbert and Mookini, Kaimuki means literally, the ti oven, because menehune cooked ti leaves there.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers this community portrait.

July 19th, there's a Third Friday Celebration in Kaimuki from 5-9pm.  Find out more:

http://kaimuki3rdfriday.com/

http://www.kaimukihawaii.com/d/c/third-fridays-kaimuki.html

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5:37 am
Fri July 12, 2013

The Asia Pacific Dance Festival: Movement and Meaning

Asia Pacific Dance Festival poster
Credit Taipei National University of the Arts

The founders of the Asia Pacific Dance Festival began with the idea that  peoples’ values and beliefs are embedded in their dances.  That makes dance a unique vehicle for cultural understanding and exchange.  HPR’s  Noe Tanigawa reports on this summer’s upcoming celebration of Maori, Hawaiian and Taiwanese dance.

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5:53 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

David Behlke: "Living Archetypes"

painting by David Behlke
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David Behlke is well known in Hawai’i’s arts community as the director of the Koa Gallery at KCC.  Though his influence is broad, as an educator, juror, and curator of various art venues, many have never seen Behlke’s own artwork.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with the artist about his retrospective at the Gallery of Hawai’i Artists.

Living Archetypes, works by David Behlke, continues through August 16th at the Gallery of Hawai’i Artists in the Waikiki Landmark Building. 

http://www.galleryofhawaiiartists.com/

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6:47 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

pARTy at Marks Garage!

Aisis Chen, Vera Zambonelli, Rich Richardson and Ruby Rose with a gharial from the Zoonami exhibit at Marks Garage.
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The Hawai’i Academy of Performing Arts is the powerhouse behind so much of Honolulu’s art scene.  Founded in 1997, HAPA oversees Chinatown’s pioneering community art space, the Arts at Marks Garage.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports an upcoming fundraiser will feature a vibrant sampling of Chinatown’s creatives.   The ARKS AT MARKS variety showcase and fundraiser is set for Friday, July 12th, 7:30-9pm at the Arts at Marks Garage.  Find more information, tickets and the 1001 Friends of Marks sign up at the artsatmarks website.

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4:08 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

July 4th, Hawaiian Style: It’s a Blast!

Maui Roping Club and Auxiliary members
Credit maui roping club

On O'ahu, the Kailua fireworks display is back! And communities across the state are gearing up for their own 4th of July festivities.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

KAILUA 4th OF JULY INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE, sponsored by Kailua Chamber of Commerce,  will have 200 marchers, 40 vehicles, 40 floats, & 4 bands It will start at Kainalu Dr./Palapu St., to Kainalu Drive, to end at Kailua Intermediate School.   For More info, visit their website:  www.kailuachamber.com

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11:39 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Flux: For and About Hawai'i

Jason Cutinella, Lisa Yamada, and Joe Bock in the Nella Media Group office
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  Have you noticed Flux Hawaii magazine on the newsstands, or perhaps in your mail?  In three and a half years, it has garnered a loyal following and, through partnerships, has found stable financial footing in a challenging environment.  By applying a coherent design sense and focusing local, this publication straddles divides that could exist between local/global and idealism/business.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

http://fluxhawaii.com/

http://www.nellamediagroup.com/about/

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2:07 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Free Films For All! At the Kids First Film Festival

Summer is the traditional season for blockbuster movies, but if you’ve been hoping for something a little different for your young ones this summer, the Kids First Film Festival could be just the thing.  Selections from a national archive set the stage for fun and future discussions.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

The UH Manoa Outreach College continues the 2013 Kids First Film Festival June 30, July 14, and July 21  at the UH Art Auditorium.  Admission is free, and showings begin at 3.  Check the Outreach/Kids First website for a full schedule.

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