Noe Tanigawa

Arts & Culture reports from HPR's Noe Tanigawa

Hawai’i Grand Opera: Tosca With a Tongan Flair

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Hawai’i Opera Theatre is launching a new production of one of opera’s most thrilling treasures:  Puccini’s Tosca.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa goes behind the scenes for a look at why this production promises to be a blockbuster. 

 

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Geeks Meet, Mingle at Magic Island

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This Sunday at Magic Island, you’re invited to a convivial gathering of people who make things.   Digital, virtual, physical, whatever your medium, if you’re really into it, the 6th Annual Geek Meet welcomes you with open arms.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

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Ainu Treasures--and Mysteries--at the East West Center Gallery

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After over a century of persecution, the Ainu people were recognized as the indigenous people of Japan in 2008.  By that time, assimilation policies had nearly extinguished the Ainu language.  Population counts range from 25 thousand to over 200 thousand, as many do not acknowledge their ancestry.

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Mark Chai: Beauty in the Unexpected

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Sculptor Mark Chai has been making sensuous furniture and light sculptures for years, mining an inexhaustible source of high quality materials at his disposal.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with him about new works in a group show called, “Interior”, at Gallery ‘Iolani.

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Voices of Afghanistan in Honolulu

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The East West Center is offering a rare chance for Hawai’i audiences to experience authentic music from Afghanistan.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers a taste of what is in store this weekend from “Voices of Afghanistan".

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