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Poet, writer and Windward Community College student Ashley Shankles (a.k.a, Ashley Nakanishi) – Patrick Hascall

Student’s poetry gets published

WCC student Ashley Shankles (a.k.a. Ashley Nakanishi), shares her life experience through poetry and just had her first poetry collection published by Pueo Press. She titles the book, Blood, Sweat, and Breast Milk, as a response to the grief over the loss of a dear friend and ex-lover of hers […]

The Eastern Hollywood takeover

The Eastern Hollywood takeover

It’s loud. It’s explosive. It’s exhilarating. The blockbuster, a term that was first coined with the debut of Jaws in 1975, has become a household term audiences around the globe have come to know and love. Since then, the film industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar production, producing hundreds […]

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The Hokulani Imaginarium’s new show ‘eclipses’ all other entertainment.

‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ arrives in Hawai‘i

On Friday, March 11 at 8:15 p.m., Hōkūlani Imaginarium will host the premiere of “Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon,” a computer-generated graphic and light show. It will feature the classic rock band Pink Floyd’s eighth studio album, which was one of the most popular amongst its fans […]

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The walls of Kaka‘ako were transformed last month during the week-long Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i event, which celebrates culture, music and art – Dutches K. Richards

Pow! Wow! floods Kaka‘ako with art

Creativity and culture abounded last month at the 6th annual Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i. The week-long collaborative art event brought together international and local artists with art lovers who flooded Kaka’ako’s streets to take in the art gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a creativity space, […]

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Theatre students take to the stage twice

Theatre students take to the stage twice

WCC theatre students present two exciting productions in March and April on Palikū’s stage. First up is the Hawai‘i premiere of the dark comedy Roberto Zucco, written by Bernard-Marie Koltes. Roberto is the proverbial boy next door, a serial killer with the face of an angel, a murderer without remorse. […]

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Oakland graffiti artist Kalani Ware working on his abstract mural at Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i – Dutches K. Richards

Understanding art with Kalani Ware

Pow! Wow! Hawai’i attracts artists from around the country, and among them this year was abstract graffiti artist Kalani Ware. The 28-year-old from Oakland, California, was not an official Pow! Wow! artist but wanted to come to the event to meet other artists, to be inspired and to paint an […]

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Palikū Arts Festival celebrates the creative spirit

Palikū Arts Festival celebrates the creative spirit

WCC will be having its 6th annual Palikū Arts Festival on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Palikū Theatre Plaza and Hale Pālanakila art spaces. Students and their ‘ohana are welcome at the free event, which brings together WCC art students and artists from the […]