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Arts & Culture reports from HPR's Noe Tanigawa
ShareThisPart Maori, raised in New Zealand, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s charisma and golden voice have made her one of the world’s best loved sopranos. In the late 90’s, Te Kanawa left the stage after a painful divorce, but recently she has emerged with renewed energy and enthusiasm. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with her from London in advance of her concerts in Hawai’i.
Butoh is a performance art with roots in the mysterious depths of human experience. After the atomic bomb, its founders in Japan in the 1960’s were looking for movement that could express the angst of a post-nuclear world.
ShareThisAt the close of World War II, in Nuremburg, Germany, the trial of Nazi war criminals was the first to prosecute crimes against humanity. Genocide was a brand new word, and the proceedings at Nuremburg set the precedent for an international court.
ShareThisWe hear a lot about the homeless and prostitutes on the streets in Waikiki, but strolling down Kalakaua any given evening, those folk are outnumbered by artists and musicians. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers this sampling of the scene. HPD Spokesperson Michelle Yu says between July 2010 and June 2011, officers made 24 arrests and issued 121 warnings for peddling in Waikiki.
ShareThisMcCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Park turns into a bustling Greek marketplace and taverna this Saturday and Sunday. It’s the annual Greek Festival, sponsored by Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific, whose supporters have been cooking and baking intensely for this event.