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KCCF commissions Tsong artwork

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Coffee Cultural Festival leadership wanted to do something special and out of the box to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Hawaii’s oldest food festival this year. As a result, critically acclaimed artist and Kona resident Jing Jing Tsong was commissioned to create the official art piece for the 2015 Kona Coffee Cultural […]

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One show only May 30, starring Anna Kalia Smith; silent auction benefits academy

West Hawaii Dance Theatre presents ‘The Sleeping Beauty Ballet’

One show only May 30, starring Anna Kalia Smith; silent auction benefits academy

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‘Summer is Upon Us’ fashion show (May 23)

MEDIA RELEASE Queens’ MarketPlace brings summer styles and fashion fun together for the whole family, with a free event, the “Summer Is Upon Us” Fashion show 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23 at the Coronation Pavilion. Presenting the “hottest” and trendy fashions for teens, men, women and children, the show is designed to help the whole […]

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BIFF 20125 features workshops, slate of international films (May 22-24)

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island Film Festival at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii (BIFF) will present three contemporary screenwriting and filmmaking workshops, taught by top entertainment industry professionals, May 22-24. Important topics in the art and business of film include creative financing, successful storytelling and the multi-faceted demands on today’s filmmaker. On Friday, 9:45-11 a.m., screenwriter/producer/attorney Steve […]

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2nd Annual Kailua Kanikapila Community Picnic (April 18)

MEDIA RELEASE Residents, visitors and families of all ages are invited to attend the 2nd annual free Kailua Kanikapila Community Picnic featuring Hawaiian music melodies of Darlene Ahuna and Kanakapila. Celebrate community by the shore at the Hale Halawai County Pavilion oceanfront lawn from 4 p.m. until sunset Saturday, April 18. Bring lawn chairs, beach […]

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KCCF partners with acclaimed artist Tsong

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Coffee Cultural Festival leadership wanted to do something special and out of the box to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Hawaii’s oldest food festival this year. As a result, critically acclaimed artist and Kona resident Jing Jing Tsong was commissioned to create the official art piece for the 2015 Kona Coffee Cultural […]

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National Library Week begins March 28

MEDIA RELEASE In celebration of National Library Week 2015 (April 12-18), Hawaii’s public libraries will offer free educational and entertaining programs from March 28 through the month of April. National Library Week programs are suitable for ages 5 and older unless noted otherwise, and young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. National […]

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Lei workshop and contest coming up for Big Island

MEDIA RELEASE Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Hawai‘i Island Natural Area Reserves (NARS), the Three Mountain Alliance (TMA), and the Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center are proud to present Kauluwehi, a juried lei art contest and exhibition celebrating the native species, Hawaiian culture, and sustainable picking practices on Hawai‘i Island. Kauluwehi 2014 features three […]

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Kyle Kawai of Big Island Shaolin Arts performs firebreathing fronting the Kress building during Chinese New Year celebration in downtown Hilo Saturday, February 21, 2015. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Downtown Hilo heats up their Chinese New Year celebration

The Chinese New Year began Thursday but downtown Hilo celebrated with music, fireworks and firebreathing Saturday (Feb 21). This Luna New Year is the Year of the Ram.

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Libraries to observe Presidents Day (Feb. 16)

MEDIA RELEASE In observance of the Presidents Day 2015 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Saturday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 16. Kealakekua Public Library (Big Island), normally closed on Thursdays, will be open on Feb. 12. Four libraries that are normally closed on Fridays will be open on Feb. 13: Aiea, Hawaii […]

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Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival (Feb. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE The 22nd annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival has a full lineup of free multi-cultural performing arts and hands-on demonstrations, plus nearly 150 crafters and food booths 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at various venues sprawling through town—look for pink banners identifying site locations. Festival parking is available at Parker Ranch Center, […]

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Roy Kodani: ‘The Sound of Hilo Rain’

MEDIA RELEASE Nurtured by showers swept in on the tradewinds, the town of Hilo is fertile ground for The Sound of Hilo Rain, a heartwarming Big Island memoir from native son Roy Kodani. Populated by the colorful characters of small-town Hawaii, Kodani’s collection of vignettes captures the joys and sorrows of coming of age in […]

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