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Sachie Saigusa-Sensei presents Stephanie Pauling with a Beginner’s Certificate of Achievement. (Photo by Jodie Ching)

Community Focus – Sumie Society Celebrates 17th Annual Exhibition

Saigusa-Sensei presented sumie student Stephanie Pauling with her Beginner Certificate of Achievement. Pauling, a student at Makua Alii, has been learning sumie drawing for five years. “For the first two months I painted bamboo leaves, hundreds of them,” Pauling said. She said she learned over the years that, “It is the kimochi (feeling) we must....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Junior (Ku‘umakaonaona Bailon) and Bobo (Brandon Hagio) having fun playing marbles. (Courtesy Kumu Kahua Theatre)

“Da Beer Can Hat” – One More Show Added

WHO/WHAT: Another show is being added for “Da Beer Can Hat” after it sold out shows last weekend. Based on Darrell Lum’s original short story of Bobo, a mentally handicapped boy. Bobo’s abusive father...

Natto Time: Talk Story and Demo

WHO/WHAT: Musician, educator and “natto demonstrator” Eien Hunter-Ishikawa will talk about natto (fermented beans), which is regarded as a “superfood” in Japan. Natto is known for its many health benefits including cardiovascular health, brain...
World-renowned pianists Jon Nakamatsu

14th Annual Aloha International Piano Festival

WHO/WHAT: World-renowned pianists Jon Nakamatsu, 1997 Gold Medalist in the Tenth Van Cliburn Piano Competition and the only American to have achieved the distinction since 1981; Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff, and Alfredo Minetti will...
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Book Signing: “Last Boat Out of Shanghai” By Helen Zia

WHO/WHAT: Helen Zia will talk about her new book, “Last Boat Out of Shanghai” which examines the mass exodus from China during the communist revolution and its impact on global politics today. The book...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Chapter 155 The Re-Paganization of Hawaii by Andy Pafko Don’t be fooled by the Buddhist temples looking like your friendly garden-variety Methodist church. The more these heathen outposts look like our places of worship, the more the threat to our Christian heritage. Don’t be fooled by Roman....
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Disaster Preparedness Workshop

WHO/WHAT: Danny Tengan, United Church of Christ Hawaii Disaster Ministries coordinator, will conduct a free disaster preparedness workshop. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, June 23, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Manoa Valley Church, United Church of Christ (2728 Huapala...

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