Noe Tanigawa

Arts & Culture reports from HPR's Noe Tanigawa

Liane Carroll: British Jazz Awards 2012 Vocalist of the Year Performs on Hawai'i Island

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Celebrated British artist, Liane Carroll, has won Best Vocalist and Best of Jazz Awards from the BBC in the past.   Last year, she was named 2012 Vocalist of the Year at the prestigious British Jazz Awards. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers this preview of her upcoming concert which will benefit the Hawai’i Performing Arts Festival on Hawai’i Island.

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Taste: Roots in the Community

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The team behind Taste has designed a space that encourages chefs---and diners---to get to know each other and try new things.   HPR’s Noe Tanigawa visited the new Kaka’ako restaurant to see what’s cooking.   Looking into Taste, 667 Auahi Street

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Russell Sunabe and Kazu Kauinana at KCC’s Koa Gallery

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A new show at KCC’s Koa Gallery features the work of two veteran Honolulu artists, one, a painter, the other a sculptor.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers this look at their work. 

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Menehune Tales, Part II, with Frederick Bruce Wichman

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Stories about the Menehunes were commonly shared around Hawai’i into the last decades of the 20th century.  These reportedly small, industrious folk are credited with impressive building projects, especially on the island of Kaua’i.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa visited Koke’e on Kaua’i to ask storyteller, Frederick Bruce Wichman about these mysterious people.

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Menehune Tales: A Conversation with Frederick Bruce Wichman

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The Menehune are remembered as people of small stature who lived here in the time of the old Hawaiians, primarily on the island of Kaua’i.  Tales of their exploits appear to be fantasy, but public works attributed to them are still visible.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa travelled to Kaua’i to ask acclaimed storyteller, Frederick Bruce Wichman, what he remembers about the Menehune.

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