Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival goes virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of many annual events island residents enjoy, but Milton Lau is keeping his promise to the people of Hawaii that the slack key festivals he produces will happen as scheduled. This weekend he presents the 38th annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Waikiki Style” as a four-hour virtual concert.

38th annual Kupuna Hula Festival canceled

The County of Hawaii, Elderly Activities Division’s 38th annual Kupuna Hula Festival scheduled for Sept. 9 and 10 at the Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay has been canceled amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Diversity of LGBTQ characters in film declines, study finds

NEW YORK — Last year saw record representation of LGBTQ characters in the 118 films released by major studios, according to a new study by GLAAD. But for the third straight year, the racial diversity of LGBTQ characters has waned and transgender characters again went unseen.