Culture

Hawaii's Coffee Doctor to Give Educational Talks in Kona

In the midst of next week's Kona Coffee Cultural Festival on the Island of Hawai`i, three special seminars will be given by the State of Hawai`i's leading coffee expert, Dr. Shawn Steiman. Open to all, his seminars at three premiere coffee houses in the Kailua-Kona area will demonstrate the ins and outs of brewing the best coffee. On Tuesday, November 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Kona Coffee Festival Offers Array of Cultural This November

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival kicks off this year on Friday, November 6, with events stretching through November 15th. Festival organizers seem to be taking advantage of the "cultural" aspect of the festival this go-around, to spotlight a number of unique offerings in and surrounding the Kona location, on Hawai`i's Big Island.

Passing Through Town... Jimmy Buffett's Longtime Keyboardist, Michael Utley

B on Hawaii Sits Down With This Coral Reefer and Chats About Career Highlights & What's Still to Come

What began as a distracting itch nearly 40 years ago has blossomed in to the lifelong pursuit for musician Michael Utley. In fact, this keyboardist and self-proclaimed “product of the Nashville and Memphis rhythm and blues scenes” had his sights set on a life studying the creature habits of, well, creatures.

Newly Canonized Father Damien to be Subject of Artists' Series

Father Damien DeVeuster was not only a unique character in the history of the Pacific Islands, he was a tie that helped bind westerners and natives in a time when tensions ran rampant. Next week, twenty-three island artists will create their own interpretations of Father Damien, to celebrate his canonization.

Hawai`i International Film Fest Screens at Dole, Sunset on the Beach

There's a familiar buzz in the air blowing through Hawai`i: It's time for the 29th annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), which casts a spotlight on filmmakers from all corners of the globe. One of the most diverse festivals of its kind, HIFF offers eleven days of screenings, panel, discussions and opportunities to meet your favorite international film stars and creators.

World's Biggest Telescope—Coming Soon—To Hawai`i Island

We’ve got world-class dining; our beaches are among the most pristine on the planet; and we have a blend of cultures you can’t find anywhere else on the globe. But how many of you realize that we’ve also got the number one locale on earth to view and document the heavens? Well, we do. Soon, we’ll add the world’s largest telescope to that locale.

Peter Pan Soars Over Blaisdell Stage, This Weekend

Ballet Hawaii Brings In Heavy Hitters to Stage Pan Production

On Saturday, August 15, at 1:00 p.m. paradise time, the story of Peter Pan will unfold through ballet for those lucky enough to be in attendance at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. This isn't your grandfather's ballet (sorry grandpa): The show features 8 world-class, professional dancers that hail from Brazil, Russia, Cuba, Hungary and the U.S.

If Life is a Bowl of Mangoes... Head to Makaha This Sunday

At a recent food and wine festival on a neighbor island, we had the pleasure of meeting a woman whose family owns a mango farm, located on O`ahu's West Side. She shared with us the joy of picking mangoes from their 50-tree farm, the nuances of different varietals, and images of summer days spent with sticky mango juice dripping down her arms.

Grammy-Winning Producer Releases Album To Benefit Whales

On a late Spring day at the Kahala Mall, multiple Grammy Award-winning music producer Daniel Ho took the stage with ukulele in hand. He performed a few tunes to passers-by, grabbed his things, and walked down to the movie theaters still inside the mall.

Rogue (and Roving) Art Gallery to Debut in Kaimuki

There's a new buzz brewing in the underground art scene here on O`ahu; and it's called "Interisland Terminal". Founded this past January by a group of like-minded individuals looking to to shed light on "the intersections of creativity, innovation and leadership" throughout Hawai`i by exhibiting independent work across multiple genres, says the group's web site. 

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