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HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL TO SHOWCASE REHAB’S CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAM

HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL TO SHOWCASE REHAB’S CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAM

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific’s (REHAB) Creative Arts Program will exhibit work created by patient-artists to celebrate the program’s 20th anniversary at Honolulu Museum of Art School.

 

Who:                Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific

What:               20th Anniversary Exhibit of REHAB’s Creative Arts Program

When:              January 22 – February 3, 2015

                         Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

                         Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

See Master Puppeteer Perform at Hawaii State Library on Jan. 24

See Master Puppeteer Perform at Hawaii State Library on Jan. 24

Joe Pipik’s Backpack Puppets will present “The Rainbow Show,” a free interactive puppet performance, at the Hawaii State Library’s Edna Allyn Room for Children on Saturday, January 24 at 10:30 a.m.

“The Rainbow Show,” a zany variety program, features hand and rod puppets in an assortment of hilarious sketches on a portable stage built on a camping-style backpack.  Paddy Hobart is joined by his dog Tuxedo, his cat Silky, and mischievous monkey Jogi as they take the audience on a fun-filled journey in search of the colors of a rainbow. 

Joe Pipik’s Backpack Puppets have delighted audiences from New York to Honolulu in a career spanning more than three decades.  Actor, puppeteer, juggler, songwriter, musician, and education consultant, he is a master artist with Wolf Trap’s Early Learning Institute.  Pipik founded The GoodLife Theater with his partner, Jeanne Wall in 1994 and resides in Virginia.   

No Passport Application Service at Hawaii State Library on Jan. 28

No Passport Application Service at Hawaii State Library on Jan. 28

Travelers seeking passports are advised that the Hawaii State Library’s Passport Application Acceptance Service will not be available for one day only – on Wednesday, January 28.  While this public service at the Library’s Federal Documents Section will not be available, the Hawaii State Library will remain open that day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walk-in acceptance is also available at Passport Acceptance Facilities located at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Kapiolani Community College.  Appointments can be obtained at Post Offices that are Passport Acceptance Facilities or at Leeward Community College.  For expedited applications, the most convenient method is to make an appointment at the Honolulu Passport Office located in the Federal Building at the corner of Punchbowl St. and Ala Moana Blvd.  

Seventh Annual Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii Returns to Its Roots

In its seventh year the popular Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii celebration is jamming its way back to the place where it all started. This year’s event will take place Feb. 7 – 8, 2015, at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Make your way down and spend the morning soaking in an enchanting live hula show on Saturday, Feb. 7. Or bring the family to enjoy the lively sounds of top local and Japanese ukulele performers, including Mark Yamanaka, Kris Fuchigami, Brittni Paiva and many more.

New Streaming Children's eBook Service Now Available

New Streaming Children's eBook Service Now Available

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) has received a grant to provide free, full and complete access to the StarWalk Kids Media’s collection of more than 500 streaming children’s eBook titles by award-winning authors and illustrators.

An unlimited number of patrons will have access to these titles simultaneously. These eBooks, intended primarily for the Kindergarten through Grade 8 audience, are available for most tablets through their respective app stores.  This collection will be available from now until December 21, 2015 with a valid HSPLS library card, and must be accessed through our website at www.librarieshawaii.org/starwalk

 

 

HSO Brings Disney Magic To Honolulu

HSO Brings Disney Magic To Honolulu

Disney musicals to be performed with high-definition video

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will perform “Disney in Concert – Magical Music From the Movies,” featuring video from iconic films including The Little Mermaid, Frozen, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and many more, on Friday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Guest conductor Ann Krinitsky will lead the HSO and four noted guest vocalists in live performances of these Disney favorites. The vocal soloists are Juliana Hansen, Whitney Claire Kaufman, Andrew Johnson and Aaron Phillips, whose accolades have been earned on Broadway tours including Mama Mia and Les Miserables, video game voice-overs in World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings, and TV appearances on The X Factor and Modern Family, to name a few.

HOT’s Opera Express presents The Pirates of Penzance in HPR’s Atherton Studio Jan. 24

HOT’s Opera Express presents The Pirates of Penzance in HPR’s Atherton Studio Jan. 24

Hawaii Opera Theatre's educational touring adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance comes to HPR’s Atherton Studio on Saturday, January 24th. Performed by a small cast from HOT’s Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio, the special child-friendly matinee begins at 1:00 p.m. The show, originally created for grades K – 8, offers opportunities for adventurous audience members of all ages to hoist a sail or swab a deck -- and perhaps even sing a bit.

Tickets for this interactive Atherton Studio event for family audiences are specially priced at $10 for adults and free for youth (under 18-years old). Reservations may be made at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the radio station (808.955.8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaiʻi Public Radio, 738 Kāheka Street. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.