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Community Focus – Herald Salutes

Rod S. Tanonaka has been named Sergeant-at-Arms for the state House of Representatives. Tanonaka previously served as chief of staff for the late U.S. Rep. K. Mark Takai and prior to that, held the same post for U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa during her first term in Congress. Tanonaka succeeds Kevin Kuroda, who retired last year....
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“Chibariyo” – Maui Okinawan Festival

WHAT: Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai, along with co-sponsor Maui Mall, present the Maui Okinawan Festival, themed “Chibariyo!” meaning “do your best!” Continuous Okinawan music and dance performed by homegrown talent from Maui, as well as...
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Honolulu Theatre For Youth Is ‘Rock’n The Holidays With Rakugo!’

WHO/WHAT: A rib-tickling form of Japanese comic storytelling, rakugo, takes center stage this holiday season with the world premiere of Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s ROCK’N THE HOLIDAYS WITH RAKUGO!, created for HTY by magician/actor...

Shinto Shrines of Hawaii Tour

WHO/WHAT: For many in Hawai‘i, the New Year begins with a visit to a Shinto shrine to receive blessings, purchase of protective amulets (omamori) and wooden votive tablets (ema). Join professors George and Willa Tanabe...
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“Wood | Cut | Print ” Exhibition in Hilo

WHO/WHAT:  The Hawaii Japanese Center presents an exhibition of contemporary mokuhanga (moku = wood and hanga = printing) by some of the Big Island’s finest woodblock print artists — Hiroki Morinoue, Lonny Tomono and Glenn Yamanoha. Mokuhanga...
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“Legend of Ko‘olau” Stages For One Night in Honolulu

WHO/WHAT: Playwright and Hawai‘i journalist Gary T. Kubota’s national touring play, “The Legend of Ko‘olau,” comes to Honolulu for a one-time-only performance. The historically based one-man play focuses on Kaluaiko’olau, a legendary Hawaiian cowboy...
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“Symphony in Pearl City”

WHO/WHAT: The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra will perform its last community concert of the 2016-2017 season. Maestro Naoto Otomo, music director of the Gunma Symphony Orchestra and honorary guest conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra,...
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Taste of the Islands – Okinawa and Hawaii

WHO/WHAT: Learn about the Superfoods of Okinawa and Hawaii at this special event presented by Lotus Spirits. The event includes a lecture, food demonstration and tasting, non-alcoholic Genki-Su cocktails, Kuba awamori cocktails, recipes and...
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PBS Hawaii Presents “Family Ingredients”

WHO/WHAT: Part foodie, part travelogue, part genealogy, “Family Ingredients” is hosted by acclaimed Hawai‘i chef and sustainability hero Ed Kenney. The six-part series showcases Hawai‘i’s small town communities and highlights untold stories and exhilarating...
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Ayanuji Okinawa’s Traditional Culture: Past & Present

WHO/WHAT: The East-West Center Arts Program, in cooperation with the Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts and the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, presents “AYANUJI — Okinawa’s Traditional Culture: Past and Present.” WHEN/WHERE: Through Jan. 8 at...

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