Spring in our Step: The Galliard String Quartet takes to Kahilu stage

Classical music is full of dance tunes: gavottes, minuets, gigues, pavanes; because music was written for the entertainment of wealthy aristocrats, and their parties often included dancing. The Galliard was a French Renaissance dance in which the man shows off his prowess with leaps and flourishes, like birds who strut their stuff to win their fair lady.

My Turn: The antithesis of aloha

I’m writing to express my dismay that Mayor Mitch Roth is urging Hawaii County Council members to remove Mark Van Pernis from the Leeward Planning Commission.

Youth Challenge Academy funds pass budget muster

When the state Senate Ways and Means Committee passed the House’s version of a $31.36 billion operating budget for the next two fiscal years starting July 1, funding was included for the Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy in Hilo, which had been on the chopping block early in the legislative session.

Biden’s ‘Jobs Cabinet’ to sell infrastructure as GOP resists

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden set about convincing America it needs his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan on Thursday, deputizing a five-member “jobs Cabinet” to help in the effort. But the enormity of his task was clear as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vowed to oppose the plan “every step of the way.”