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"From the Top" Talent Sean Robbins Bring His Progressive Slack Key Artistry to Atherton Jan. 10

"From the Top" Talent Sean Robbins Bring His Progressive Slack Key Artistry to Atherton Jan. 10

In 2010 at the age of 16, Sean Robbins was selected to showcase his ki ho‘alu (slack key) skills before a national audience on From the Top, National Public Radio’s program celebrating young classical musicians. The taping of that program was part of a Hawai‘i Island educational residency coordinated by Hawai‘i Public Radio. Now, four years later, on Saturday, January 10, 2015, Robbins brings original compositions from his recently released CD Olanui to HPR’s Atherton Studio.

Besides performing on From the Top, Robbins received the program’s coveted Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. Robbins states, “The prize money I received as the winner of the Award is the seed money that actually began this CD project. It will make all the hard work put into this album even sweeter when I return to perform at HPR's Atherton Studio, making this journey come full circle for me.”

PATIENT-ARTIST SUSAN FONSECA RECEIVES LOUIS VUITTON ARTS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FROM REHAB

PATIENT-ARTIST SUSAN FONSECA RECEIVES LOUIS VUITTON ARTS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FROM REHAB

As part of Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific’s (REHAB) Creative Arts Program, patient-artist Susan Fonseca was recently awarded a Louis Vuitton Arts Education scholarship. The award was presented at REHAB’s annual Art from the Heart fundraiser December 4. The scholarship program was created to support REHAB patients who wish to advance their fine arts education.

Fonseca had an interest in art from a very early age, she had talent and was working with acrylics and sketching. But, as an adult she was sidetracked from her art and busy with her daily life, and then suddenly, she was diagnosed with Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (OPLL) – a spinal cord injury, which had left her immobile. Even with surgery, there was a chance she would not walk again.

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe New Year's Day 2015 Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe New Year's Day 2015 Holiday

In observance of the New Year’s Day 2015 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015. 

On New Year’s Eve – Wednesday, December 31 – all public libraries that normally offer Wednesday evening hours will close no later than 5 p.m.  Call your local library as closing times will vary.      

Please visit the HSPLS website: www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for regular public service hours.   

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Christmas Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Christmas Day Holiday

In observance of the Christmas Day 2014 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Thursday, December 25. 

 On Christmas Eve – Wednesday, December 24 – all public libraries that normally offer Wednesday evening hours will close no later than 5 p.m.  Call your local library as closing times will vary.      

Please visit the HSPLS website: www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for regular public service hours.   

Kahala Mall Announces Updated Holiday Entertainment Schedule and Extended Shopping Hours

Kahala Mall Announces Updated Holiday Entertainment Schedule and Extended Shopping Hours

Kahala Mall brings the best in local music and entertainment and this holiday season is no different! Join Hawaii’s favorite family-friendly shopping center under the giant poinsettia tree in center court for various performances throughout the holiday season.  Be entertained by one of four professional performers, or catch your neighbor in one of over 55 community shows.  Visit kahalamallcenter.com for additional details and updates.

 

COMMUNITY ACTS

 

SAT, DEC. 13

10 AM Iolani Suzuki Strings

12 PM I music school

2 PM Kuana Torres Kahele* 

4 PM Punahou Band 

6 PM Honolulu Wind Ensemble

 

SUN, DEC. 14

10 AM Laurie Shinsato Piano Studio

11 AM Punahou Choir

12 PM Glenn Nagatoshi Piano Studio 

Local Girls Parse Out Pieces of Paradise with New My Aloha Post Packages

Local Girls Parse Out Pieces of Paradise with New My Aloha Post Packages

Two local residents are putting their own stamp on the traditional subscription box. Mari Aipa and Anuhea Nakahara are celebrating the launch of a new subscription service, My Aloha Post, which offers monthly packages featuring exclusively locally made products. Each box is inspired by a Hawaii experience and every month highlights a different theme, which inspires the contents included in that box.

Learn How to Use Hawaiian Words at Liliha Library on December 11

Learn How to Use Hawaiian Words at Liliha Library on December 11

An “Introduction to Hawaiian Words,” a free program, will be presented at Liliha Public Library on Thursday, December 11 at 6 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

Jack Christensen, co-founder of The Program To Preserve Hawaiian Place Names, will conduct this one-hour introductory session that will explain the basics of Hawaiian word structure, spelling, and pronunciation.  The session, which is offered on the first Thursday of the month at the Library, is said to be the easiest and fastest way to learn how to cope with saying and writing individual Hawaiian words. 

The Program To Preserve Hawaiian Place Names, a public service project, was established in 1974.  Call the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.