Arts & Entertainment

The Monkey King cast poses after a performance at WCC’s Paliku Theatre - Courtesy of Nick Logue

Ancient Chinese folklore leaves magical impression

  Last month, Palikū Theatre presented The Monkey King: Wreaking Havoc in the Dragon’s Palace. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West, the production was performed by WCC’s THEA 260 students (some performing for the first time) and accompanied by a live band of musicians. […]

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A replica of the Hokule‘a and other Polynesian voyaging art pieces were on display at Gallery ‘Iolani from January 29 to March 5 –Darryl Kaneyuki

Ancestral Polynesian wayfinding finds its way to Gallery ‘Iolani

  While Disney’s recent movie Moana introduced the world to Polynesian wayfinding, the recent “Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding” exhibition at Gallery ‘Iolani broke down the methods of transportation Polynesians used to cross the ocean without the use of instruments. Those methods included utilizing environmental information provided by the ocean, […]

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Valentine’s Day stems from a complex past

  Every February 14 brings an abundance of chocolates, roses and glittery cards. But Valentine’s Day wasn’t always about dinner dates and tokens of affection. The holiday dates back to the ancient Roman festival Lupercalia, a celebration that took place from February 13 to February 15 in which shepherds sought […]

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Theatre: A Safe and Special Place?

Theatre: A Safe and Special Place?

  Recently, President-elect Donald Trump demanded that a cast of actors apologize to Vice President-elect Mike Pence over comments they made enjoining him to fight for the inalienable rights of all Americans. Trump said: “The Theater must always be a safe and special place. The cast of Hamilton was very […]

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Hawai'i State Film Commissioner Donnie Dawson –Cynthia Lee Sinclair

Film industry offers job opportunities for students

  An interview with the Hawai’i State Film Commisioner   Hawai‘i State Film Commissioner Donne Dawson works tirelessly to protect sacred lands while opening up avenues for filming. With sparkly eyes and a bright smile, she says not a day goes by when problems do not arise that she needs […]

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Local authors share insight on the writing process and new works on family and loss

Local authors share insight on the writing process and new works on family and loss

  On Oct. 27, WCC had an Out Loud in the Library event featuring two authors from Bamboo Ridge Press, a Honolulu non-profit organization that publishes works by local emerging and established writers. “The idea is to bring in local writers,” said Susan St. John, WCC English instructor who helped […]

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Elizabeth Eachus as Pomona being courted by Caleb Long as Vertumnus – Daniel Mayberry

Two thumbs up for Metamorphoses

The most recent play produced by the Theatre 260 class, under the brilliant direction of WCC theatre lecturer Taurie Kinoshita, ran Oct. 21 through 29 at Palikū Theatre. Metamorphoses was written by Mary Zimmerman and is based on a narrative poem penned by the Roman poet Ovid in the year […]

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