There is a scene in “Green Book” where we first see Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight,” “Hidden Figures”) play piano and it’s a beautiful thing to watch because you believe every note and nuance of the music is coming from him personally. That is acting, and that’s what happens when good films are made on a higher level. Mahershala also practiced for months.
KAILUA-KONA — For the past three years, the Pua Na Pua Art Festival has created a space in town to showcase disabled Hawaii Island artists and their work, a privilege not all of them have been able to experience in the past.
Kamuela artist Thu Nguyen’s painting “Her Story” was chosen as a finalist for the category Emerging Artist in the Art Muse Contest.
The enthusiasm of live choral performance mixed with the holiday spirit will be on display as the Kona Choral Society Youth Chorus singers perform their “Lighting the Way” concert at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Mokuaikaua Church in Kailua-Kona.
KAINALIU — “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”
KAILUA-KONA — When Jean Hull created Christmas with the Chefs in 1989, the then associate professor of culinary arts at University of Hawaii Center-West Hawaii was looking for a way to give her students the money they needed for an education.
KAILUA-KONA — Honolulu-native filmmaker Christopher Makoto Yogi was scouting locations for movies on the Hawaiian islands when the Big Island made a big impact on him.