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Celebrity judges score local entries in Toyota's 2014 dream car art contest

 Celebrity judges score local entries in Toyota's 2014 dream car art contest

The celebrity judges of Toyota’s 2014 Dream Car Art Contest gathered today to review and score hundreds of entries received by local keiki 15 years old and younger. Local winners, who will be recognized in April 2014, have a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan. The Hawaii judging panel includes Department of Education Art in Public Places Artist in Residence Resource Teacher Evan Tottori, Honolulu Museum of Art School Director Vince Hazen, Hawaii News Now’s Tannya Joaquin, KHON2’s Kanoe Gibson, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Honolulu’s Director of Public Relations Mahealani Richardson, and Toyota Hawaii’s Glenn Inouye.

Voting ends march 9 for People’s Choice Competition of Toyota’s 2014 dream car art contest

 Voting ends march 9 for People’s Choice Competition of Toyota’s 2014 dream car art contest

Entry with the most votes in each age group to receive $100 cash prize and a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan this summer! HONOLULU – ToyotaHawaii.com – From February 17 to March 9, Toyota Hawaii’s Facebook friends have the opportunity to view all eligible entries and vote daily for their favorite entry. The deadline is quickly approaching, so family and friends are encouraged to vote now and every day through March 9! Visit Facebook.com/ToyotaHawaii to cast your vote. The drawing with the most votes in each category will receive a $100 cash prize and will be automatically entered for final judging in the local competition. Voters should visit Toyota Hawaii’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ToyotaHawaii to “like” the page before casting their vote. The page will feature a tab directing voters to the People’s Choice Competition, with entries separated into three age categories.

Hawaii Theatre Center presents Hansel & Gretel - the REAL story

Hawaii Theatre Center presents Hansel & Gretel - the REAL story

Since The Brothers Grimm first published the story of Hansel and Gretel in 1812, this German folk tale has been told and retold in many different ways. Broadway veteran and HTC Guest Director Peggy Anne Siegmund brings a delightful new twist to the story with her ingenious adaptation of this popular story for youngsters in grades preK-8.

Hansel & Gretel: The REAL Story comes to the Hawaii Theatre on March 8 and 9 as part of Hawaii Theatre Center’s OHANA! Series for young audiences. With a terrific cast, magic spells, witty narration, audience participation and, of course, a surprise ending for the resourceful siblings, we’re sure the grown-ups will be as enchanted as the kids with this new twist on a 200-year-old tale.

Public OHANA! performances are on Saturday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $5, $7 and $10 (including Theatre restoration fee). Children under age 4 are FREE. Call the HTC Box Office at 528-0506 or visit www.hawaiitheatre.com

Get Cooking: Join Big Library Read eBook Event Starting February 17

Get Cooking: Join Big Library Read eBook Event Starting February 17

“Keys to the Kitchen: The Essential Reference for Becoming a More Accomplished, Adventurous Cook” by Food Network’s star chef Aida Mollenkamp, will be available for all HSPLS patrons to check out in both eBook and audiobook formats from February 17 to March 5. 

“Keys to the Kitchen” is a comprehensive manual that features a collection of more than 300 innovative, contemporary recipes, color photos, informative illustrations, a substantial technique primer, and helpful how-to information for cooks.

This eBook is made available by publisher Chronicle Books LLC and our eBook partner OverDrive, as part of its Big Library Read program.  This international program provides libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title for a two-week period, creating a virtual, global book club. 

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Hawaii State Library on Feb. 14

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Hawaii State Library on Feb. 14

This Valentine's Day, the Hawaii State Library welcomes adults to go on a blind date . . . with a book!

On Friday, February 14 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., adults are invited to visit the Language, Literature & History Section on the first floor and select a book to check out.  Since Valentine's Day should be fun and filled with surprises, the “blind date” books will be wrapped in paper.  Adult readers won't know what they’ve chosen until the book is checked out at the Circulation Desk.  Take a chance and you may find your next great read!

Call the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

The Hawaii State Library is located at 478 South King Street, corner of South King and Punchbowl Streets.  For more information, please call the Library’s Language, Literature & History Section at 586-3499.

 

Emma Veary Music Scholarship Established at UH Maui College

Emma Veary Music Scholarship Established at UH Maui College

Aspiring musicians at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College have a new student scholarship thanks to a small act of kindness by a Hawaiʻi music legend nearly 40 years ago. That’s when Dr. Laurel Lee Roberts, then a college student herself, sat on the beach outside the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki, to hear the beautiful operatic range of Emma Veary.

“Ms. Veary would tell her paying audience that the next song was for ‘friends on the shelf’ or for her ‘scholarship friends’,” said Dr. Roberts. “She would then turn and sing to her fans on the beach who could not afford to buy a ticket to a Waikiki concert.”

While decades have passed, those memories are still strong for Dr. Roberts who is now an attorney in Southern California.

“I wanted to show my deepest appreciation to Ms. Veary for my fond memories through this named scholarship, and give opportunities to Maui youth to create even more beautiful music for future generations,” added Roberts.

"MIGHTY MO" Celebrates Double Launch Anniversaries Today

70 Years Since the USS Missouri First Entered the Water; 15 Years Since the Battleship Missouri Memorial Opened in Pearl Harbor

Today, the USS Missouri celebrates a pair of noteworthy anniversaries representing its launch both as a battleship ready for combat (70 years), and as a memorial ready to showcase its greatness in service (15 years).