Noe Tanigawa

Arts & Culture reports from HPR's Noe Tanigawa

Service Dogs Enhance Independent Living

ShareThisAIRED: Thursday, July 22, 2010 

That dog, standing by his dish and looking at you significantly, is capable of a lot more than even most dog lovers realize. HPR's Noe Tanigawa visited a service dog earlier this week to find out what he does for his partner, a lively young UH doctoral student who happens to have cerebral palsy. 
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Kahili: Hallmarks of Hawaiian Royalty

ShareThisHawaiians of old had signifiers of royalty called kahili. Long staffs were topped with feather cylinders and carried in front of or alongside ali`i, or royalty. This weekend two kahili specialists on Hawai`i Island will offer a workshop in the artform. HPR's Noe Tanigawa visited some of Hawai`i's most precious kahili at the Bishop Museum for this report.
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Official Status of Symphony Musicians

ShareThisOn Thursday, the Honolulu Symphony announced it is accepting the resignations of all its musicians. Symphony Executive Director Majken Mechling directed HPR to a release by Symphony Society Chair, Kimberly Miyazawa-Frank, who asserted the musicians had announced they are assembling a new orchestra.  Jonathan Parrish, musicians’ representative responds:
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Merger Upheaval Impetus for "CathARTic!"

ShareThisDuring the first week of May, layoff notices were issued to over 500 employees of Hawai`i's largest newspaper, the Honolulu Advertiser. Since then, the Advertiser has merged with the Honolulu Star Bulletin. Some former employees have been hired by the new Star Advertiser, while others are forging lives elsewhere.
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EWC Gallery Displays Rarely Seen Treasures

ShareThisThe East West Center's five original buildings were designed by the celebrated architect, I.M. Pei, laying a firm aesthetic foundation for the future. The Center's Japanese garden, a gift from Japanese businessmen, is an example of how the Center's artistic holdings have expanded over the years.
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