Kahilu theater summer camps open for enrollment

Kahilu summer camps are a great way to introduce your keiki to the arts, or nurture an already developing interest. Camps are fun, affordable, and offer opportunities to learn and discover new skills at the same time. Space is limited*, so sign up early to be sure you get a spot! Some scholarships are available to qualified families.

Aloha Theatre presents Disney’s Descendants: The Musical

Every year Aloha Theatre includes one junior show in their season, giving young performers between 5 and 18 the chance to perform in a large-scale production. This year that show is Disney’s Descendants: The Musical. Based on the Disney channel original movies, this show explores what the relationship between the children of Disney’s classic villains and heroes might be like. Notorious villains Cruella De Vil, Queen Grimhilde, Jafar, and Maleficent have been banished to The Isle of the Lost where magic is impossible. Meanwhile, King Beast and Queen Belle are ruling the peaceful and prosperous land of Auradon. Their son, Prince Ben, is preparing to ascend to the throne and makes a shocking proclamation. He will bring the children of their mortal enemies from the Isle to Auradon to study and live among them. The villians’ children have never ventured off the island… until now. When the four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disneyheroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good? What follows is a heartwarming and funny tale of redemption, forgiveness, and love.

Here’s your new favorite best asparagus recipe

For a long time, cooking asparagus any way other than the very simplest seemed like gilding the spear to me. Blanching it in boiling water for just a few minutes until just tender and bright green like a spring dream, then eating it as soon as possible — what could be better than this?

‘Fast X’ speeds to No. 1; knocks ‘Guardians 3’ to 2nd

The 10th installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise was off to the races this weekend, knocking “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” out of first place and easily claiming the No. 1 spot at the box office. “Fast X” earned $67.5 million in ticket sales from 4,046 North American theaters, according to estimates from Universal Pictures on Sunday.

Building a thriving arts scene on the Big Island discussed at summit

Artists, artisans and arts leaders met with business and community partners last week at the Palace Theatre to share strategies for building a thriving arts economy on Hawai’i island. The Summit highlighted the role of artists and the arts as a leading force for change in our communities. Artists from across the spectrum met and challenged each other to collaborate, create and build for the future. Artists &arts leaders, Nelson and Kainoa Makua reflected on their art and their efforts to build a community for Hawaiian artists and artisans. Having grown the Merrie Monarch arts fair to legendary status, they are introducing an August arts event in addition to their holiday art events and both artists shared the importance of recognizing local partners, local artists and the people of Hawai’i who contribute to these events each year. University of Hawai’i Professor Emerita &performing arts icon, Jackie Pualani Johnson, reviewed the rich history of performing arts in Hawai’i island, identifying the many cultural and theatrical performances which have contributed to the foundation that exists today, with performances and artists in every community in Hawai’i. Johnson recognized the critical need for infrastructure for artists and arts organizations to be able to deliver art here on the Big Island.

Hawaii Artist Collaboration’s teachers grants awarded

Holualoa, Hawaii- Hawaii Artist Collaboration (HAC) has awarded grants totaling $5,000 to Hawaii Island K-12 art teachers. The funds represent proceeds from the annual art making gathering and auction held here each October. A credit in that amount was established at Akamai Art Supplies in Kona who distributed the awards to teachers participating in the grant process.

Robert Cazimero — One Night Only!

When Hawaii’s revered and beloved kumu hula, composer, and music icon, Robert Cazimero takes the stage this Saturday at 7 pm, it will mark his 37th year of May Day (give or take) concerts at Kahilu Theatre. Interrupted only during the pandemic year of 2020, Cazimero’s May visits to Waimea have become a cherished Kahilu tradition.

How Mexico City’s mural movement transformed walls into art

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Across the main entrance of a former Jesuit college in the heart of Mexico City, a bright-colored mural depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe represents both the Indigenous religiosity and the Christianity that shaped the culture of post-colonial Mexico.

Set to host, UK taking Eurovision very seriously this year

LONDON — There’s nothing like nearly winning to wake people up. And the U.K.’s second-place position at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest has helped kickstart widespread enthusiasm for 2023’s edition — taking place in Liverpool this week.

West Hawaii Dance Theatre performs Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Ballet

On Saturday, April 29, West Hawaii Dance Theatre presented Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Ballet, with original choreography by Timour Bourtasenkov and music by Alfred Schnittke. The show opened with an acte d’overture that included performances by ballet and tap students from ages 3-18 years old, including the Spanish-flavored classic ballet Paquita.

Kailua Village Artists featured artist for May is Kathleen Carr

Kailua Village Artists featured artist in May is fine art and professional photographer Kathleen Carr, she states “I have always been interested in conveying more than the literal interpretation of what I photograph, whether it be my experience of the subject when I am fully present, or where it leads me creatively. I have worked with a variety of techniques and alternative processes, including black and white infrared photography, and now the digital darkroom allows for even more exploration.