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Arts & Culture reports from HPR's Noe Tanigawa
Story Slams are popping up across the nation, encouraging mostly non-professional participants to take the stage and tell a personal story. The amazing diversity of voices and experiences that emerge are a testament to storytelling as a transformative art.
ShareThisThe Hawai’i Shakespeare Festival is near its goal of producing every one of the Bard’s plays. This year the festival, which is known for edgy productions, opens with a puppet version of “The Tempest”. At a recent rehearsal, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa found the production combines the talents of some of Honolulu leading actors and backstage artists.
ShareThisThe Artists of Hawai’i show at the Honolulu Academy of Arts is unique this year because of the juror’s history. Michael Rooks served with distinction as a curator for both the Contemporary Museum and the Academy before moving to New York, then his present position in Atlanta.
ShareThisWhere can you hear choice selections from 5 centuries of music, live, in a beautiful country setting? Hawai’i island is the place, now that the 7th annual Hawai’i Performing Arts Festival is underway.
ShareThis“Circle Mirror Transformation” is one of those plays whose plot line can’t help but be misleading. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa attempts to figure out why this new production at Hawai’i Repertory Theatre won the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play, and was voted one of the top ten plays of 2009 by The New York Times and The New Yorker.