NEW ORLEANS — The venerable New Orleans funk band Galactic purchased the historic music club Tipitina’s in late November 2018 and, according to bassist Robert Mercurio, was making a go of it.
These days when it seems kids have been relegated to endless hours staring at computer screens, West Hawaii’s two public libraries in Kona and Kealakekua have stepped up to offer them a variety of fun and educational participatory options from ages pre-K to teens.
For the first time, the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will conduct its annual “Madeline Schatz-Harris Youth Concerto Competition” online.
HONOLULU – TalkStory Productions (TSP), a Hawaii-based independent production company, is excited to announce the premier of its film, STORY GAME at this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF40), Nov. 5-29, 2020. The movie starts off at a remote campsite on Hawaii’s North Shore, transporting viewers to modern-day and old Japan, where eerie, dark tales unfold as three friends try to outwit each other with their best obake (supernatural/ghost) story.
Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) is proud to announce the premiere of the virtual 43rd annual Prince Lot Hula Festival , 7-9 p.m. Nov. 5 on KHON2. The two-hour program will also be live-streamed on www.khon2.com and KHON’s YouTube channel. It will be rebroadcast 7-9 p.m. Nov. 7 on KHON2, and 8-10 p.m. Nov. 8 on sister station KHII. The presenting sponsor is Hawaii Tourism.
Slack-key guitar master Makana will perform a free online concert, sponsored by AARP Hawaii, to raise awareness about solutions to kupuna hunger. The concert can be seen on a Zoom link and simulcast on the AARP Hawai`i Facebook page on Friday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.
Kahilu Theatre has announced that its next exhibit features the wa’a. It is titled “Our Water, Our Canoe, Ka Moana Kakou Student Exhibit,” running Dec.5, 2020 to Jan. 23, 2021. They ask students to reflect and respond literally to the phrase “Our Water, Our Canoe, Ka Moana Kakou” by creating a 2D or 3D representation of a wa’a (canoe) or interpreting and responding to the metaphor. Please visit kahilutheatre.org to find out more information about the exhibit and how to get your keiki involved.
LOS ANGELES — In a new docuseries, a child who uses a walker meets a dog with its own version of wheels. Inmates find solace in training canines for adoption, and pigs strut their stuff in a “body positivity” celebration.
ALBANY, N.Y. — A painting of two young, 19th-century skaters that was looted by Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 and recently discovered at a small museum in upstate New York was returned Thursday after 87 years.
NEW YORK — Broadway theaters may be dark, but there will be plenty of new online productions of some of classic plays this fall with some starry self-isolating actors, including Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Patti LuPone, Laura Linney and David Alan Grier.
NEW YORK — The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday, as the Broadway community took the first steps to celebrate a pandemic-shortened season that upended the theater world.
Since COVID-19 changed life as we know it in March, entertainment has generally meant sitting in front of the TV at home or watching videos on a computer or mobile device.
HONOLULU — Movie and television productions in Hawaii have started or are scheduled to begin soon despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
LOS ANGELES — After more than six months of struggles amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Hollywood issued a dire message about the state of the movie theater industry — the nation’s cinemas “may not survive” without help.
Multiple award-winning artists, as well as up-and-coming musicians from Hawaii Island, have come together as the Alohaland Collective and released “Our Kuleana,” rallying alongside the community to stop the spread of COVID-19.