Arts & Entertainment

Aaron Carmack, aka Mr. Carmack, says music is ‘all in the loops." – Courtesy Arron Carmack

Mr. Carmack layers loops to create music

On Nov. 12, Aaron Carmack aka Mr. Carmack filled Hale A’o with sound, music and bass. The three-hour workshop, sponsored by WCC’s Hawai‘i Music Institute, was an opportunity for WCC students and the public to learn and be inspired by digital music. Carmack, a composer, writer, producer and world-renowned disc […]

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WCC theater instructor grooms future actors

WCC theater instructor grooms future actors

Most know him as the confident man around campus with the loud, theatrical personality. He often, if not always, wears a Boston Scally cap to class. Theater instructor Nick Logue influences his students to strive to be the best actors they can be in and out of the classroom. His […]

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Harue McVay’s ceramic artwork: “35.5” x 21.5” x 18” (left) and 30” x 15” x 15” (right) – Courtesy of Bonnie Beatson

Artist displays the possibilities in ceramics

Exploring and experimenting with clay led to new discoveries for Harue McVay and spanned her career. McVay’s diverse ceramic work is on exhibit Oct. 25-Nov. 25 (except Veterans Day) from 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and Sundays at WCC’s Gallery ‘Iolani and features about 100 of her contemporary pieces from over three […]

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Ghost stories at Paliku Theatre

Ghost stories at Paliku Theatre

One black night, near an old abandoned plantation town by the sea, two cousins lost in the darkness unknowingly cross a supernatural threshold. That is the premise of playwright Susan Soon He Stanton’s “‘Ō‘ōkala 100,” a collection of eerie Hawai‘i-based ghost stories written specifically to be performed by WCC’s Theatre […]

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The cast and crew “Hairspray” celebrate their wins at the 2015 Po’okela Awards - Courtesy of Tom Holowach

Hairspray wins nine at local theater awards

Hawai‘i’s performing arts community shared a bittersweet moment when Tom Holowach’s production “Hairspray” at Palikū Theatre won big at the Po’okela Awards on Aug. 10 at the Ko’olau Ballrooms. Why bittersweet? It was the last musical production that was directed by the late Ronald E. Bright, a teacher and extraordinary […]

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Painting by Dennis Okada.

Dispelling ‘The Myth of Disability’

For some, overcoming a disability is a challenge. For others, it’s a solution. “REVEALED, The Myth of Disability” is the new exhibition at WCC’s Gallery ‘Iolani from Sept. 13 – Oct 9. It features the work of artists who deal with unique challenges. “It’s the overcoming that is so powerful,” […]

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A selection of wood-fired pizzas from Boston's, one of the many food vendors that catered at the festival.

Fun at Palikū Arts Festival

On April 11, the community came to WCC to revel in a day of creative activities for the 5th Annual Palikū Arts Festival. Here are a few images by Ka ‘Ohana photographer Jessica Crawford.