TalkStory Productions’ STORY GAME film brings legendary obake tales to life

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.

Prince Lot Hula Festival to stream on YouTube, local TV channels

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 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.

AARP Hawaii sponsors Makana concert to fight kupuna hunger

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 featuring two wa’a themed exhibits

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 to find out more information about the exhibit and how to get your keiki involved.

Online fall Broadway play revivals attract starry casts

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.

‘Jagged Little Pill’ leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

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.

Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens ‘21-22

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September with the company’s first presentation of a Black composer, Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.”