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Prince Kuhio Day Celebrations this Weekend

Celebrate Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole's legacy this weekend in a few different locations on Kaua‘i's South Shore. The Prince Kuhio Day celebration, staged in honor of Prince Kuhio’s birthday, is designed to compliment and extend the commemorative ceremonies traditionally organized and implemented by the Royal Order of Kamehameha at Prince Kuhio Park. The celebration provides an [...]

By | 2017-03-24T11:59:09+00:00 March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Tambi Larsen’s ‘One Hundred Entertainments’ at Lihu‘e Library March 16

The Kaua‘i Historical Society and the Lihu‘e Library are teaming to bring a slide show featuring the artistic, whimsical and colorful drawings of the late Academy Award Winning art director Tambi Larsen. The free event will feature commentary by KHS Publications Committee and Bob Schleck, director of Grove Farm Homestead Museum. The event is open [...]

By | 2017-03-04T20:23:14+00:00 March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Chiefess Kamakahelei, Ali‘i Nui o Kaua‘i

By Léo Azambuja Kaua‘i Museum Executive Director Chucky Boy Chock is seen here with a painting of Chiefess Kamakahelei, in exhibit at the museum. The painting was done by Evelyn Ritter, who has portrayed several chiefs and royalty also in exhibit at Kaua‘i Museum in Lihu‘e. Chiefess Kamakahelei ruled over Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau [...]

By | 2017-03-01T12:39:11+00:00 March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — February 2017

He ali‘i ke aloha, he kilohana e pa‘ai ai. “Love is like a chief: the best prize to hold fast to.” Source: ‘Ōlelo No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui Sonal and Rohit came to Kaua‘i in December to get married by the beach, in a traditional Indian wedding. They brought along several friends and family members [...]

By | 2017-02-09T08:54:41+00:00 February 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Love Legends

By Jan TenBruggencate 'Princess Kaia,' a modern artistic portrait shot by Daniel Finchum, exploring Hawaiian history and culture. Finchum uses wet plate collodion, a photographic technique developed in the 1850s, to add an antique feeling to his portraits. Hawai‘i is famous for its love stories, both real and imagined. Among the most tragic [...]

By | 2017-02-06T08:22:56+00:00 February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Kamehameha and the Splintered Paddle

By Léo Azambuja Léo Azambuja This story has been told countless times and in many different ways. But in its core, it has always been about basic civil and human rights. So I’m just going to pick the version told by the late Mary Kawena Pukui. Kamehameha I needed human sacrifices for a [...]

By | 2017-02-05T03:06:45+00:00 February 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Be My Valentine — Seven Hawaiian Love Tales

The Legend of the Hau Blossom Photo by Daniel Finchum (www.kauaiainaart.com) Pōhuehue and Kaunaʻoa lived near Kahana Bay on O‘ahu. They loved each other deeply. One day, after an argument, Pōhuehue got into his canoe and paddled to Lānaʻi. Kaunaʻoa became very sad and afraid she would never see her lover again. Pōhuehue [...]

By | 2017-02-01T11:02:58+00:00 February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

War Memorial Convention Hall to Host 25th Annual Ho‘ike Hula Concert Feb. 4

Leilani Rivera Low and the Makaha Sons. Contributed photo The Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall will host the 25th Annual Ho‘ike Hula Concert on Feb. 4. This authentic cultural event will showcase music, hula and dances of Polynesia, featuring the men, women and young hula students from Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Reno Nevada and Japan, [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:56:34+00:00 January 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Deconstructing America

By Léo Azambuja Artist Jeremy Dean Galerie 103 at The Shops at Kukui‘ula opened an exhibit Dec. 10 featuring new work from artists Eli Baxter and Jeremy Dean. By deconstructing and re-imagining a variety of discarded materials, both artists challenge conventions, offering their unique visions in a physical and conceptual way, as described [...]

By | 2017-01-08T17:51:37+00:00 January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Kaua‘i — Reiki’s Gateway to the West

By Léo Azambuja Hawayo Takata Early in the 20th century, a tiny baby girl was born to Japanese immigrant workers on Kaua‘i. She was so small that her parents picked a name representing something huge; the Big Island of Hawai‘i. And accordingly, her accomplishments in life — and beyond it — were monumental. [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:45:44+00:00 January 1st, 2017|0 Comments