A&E Wrap-Up: August 28, 2020

Aloha Teen Theatre returns

Registration for the first semester of the Aloha Teen Theatre (ATT) is now open.


For the first semester, ATT will offer two virtual opportunities to experience the arts from Sept. 9 to Dec. 9.

Classes will be offered at varying times from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. From 3:30 to 3:55 p.m., there will be optional catch-up time for teens to chat, play improv games, and have folks get settled in the “classroom.” At 4 p.m., teens will either explore a new subject or familiarize themselves with acting and production work.

Aloha Teen Theatre provides free education and performance opportunities for ages 13 to 18, regardless of background, status, or financial need. ATT responds to teens’ needs by connecting real-world skills to exploring the creative and performing arts in a setting that encourages meaningful self-expression.

For more information, visit https://apachawaii.org/aloha-teen-theatre-ages-13-18.

Ohrlando’s Chamber continues livestream performances

Ohrlando’s Chamber Ensemble will livestream a performance at 5 p.m. Sunday via its YouTube channel: “Ohrlando Live from Home.”

The ensemble is asking those who view the performance by Roland Maurer on oboe and bassoon and Ursula Hesse on piano featuring music by Czech/American composer Jaromir Weinberger, Mannheimer Classic Holzbauer and a special version of Mozart’s Oboe-Quartet to donate to The Food Basket online at www.hawaiifoodbasket.org.

HARA announces Favorite Entertainer of the Year nominees

The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) recently announced the nominees for this year’s Na Hoku Hanohano Awards’ Favorite Entertainer of the Year. The 2020 nominees include BEAT-LELE, Ei Nei, John Valentine, Josh Tatofi, Kailua Moon, Ka‘imi Hanano‘eau, Kupaoa, Michael Keale, Natalie Ai Kamauu, and Na Wai ‘Eha.

The 43rd annual event, which usually happens in May, was postponed to September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the recent rise and new mandates, HARA has decided to postpone the event to a later date and move to a pre-recorded celebration without a live audience. Additional details about the new format and air date will be released at a later date.

The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts is a nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to promote Hawaii’s recording industry and the music of Hawaii. HARA’s mission to preserve, protect, promote, foster and advance Hawaii’s recording industry and the music of Hawaii. Governed by a voluntary 13 member-elected board with over 500 members, HARA’s origins date back to 1978 and KCCN-AM Radio, then the world’s only all-Hawaiian music radio station.

HARA hosts the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards to honor the most prestigious and legendary entertainers in Hawaii’s recording industry.

For more information, visit www.harahawaii.com.

VAC hosts workshops

Volcano Art Center hosts a workshop with Tom Peek on Sept. 5.

“Writing for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection” will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the gallery in Volcano.

Peek’s workshop includes fun, offbeat, and provocative “wild mind” exercises that provide participants with exploration tools to use in class and on one’s own. This workshop is perfect for journal keepers, bloggers, autobiographers, spiritual seekers, memoir and family history writers, and anyone who simply enjoys writing. No previous writing experience is necessary.

Peek, an award-winning novelist, has taught his popular Hawaii workshops since 1991, encouraging hundreds of islanders to write their own journals, blogs, family histories, stories, poems, novels, and essays.

The cost is $80 for nonmembers and $70 for VAC members.

The following week, the center will host Mary Milelzcik with her workshop “Introduction to Paper Making.”

Learn the basics of making paper, and recycle at the same time in this workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12. Milelzcik will teach how to make paper using a household blender, as well as introduce attendees to papermaking using recycled papers with various additives, including cotton linters, and local plant materials. Students will use a postcard-sized Japanese suketa to make several sheets of paper and move on to using larger sized molds and deckles and alternative screens to create larger pieces.


The class fee is $60 for nonmembers and $55 for VAC members, plus a $38 fee, inclusive of supplies.

To register for either workshop, contact the Volcano Art Center at 967-8222 or visit www. volcanoartcenter.org.

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