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Sunset Ho‘olaule‘a

By Léo Azambuja Left to right, Makana, Lopaka Colon and Lono Kaumeheiwa Makana and friends rocked the grounds at the Sunset Ho‘olaule‘a at Po‘ipu Beach Athletic Club July 22. The free concert officially opened this year’s 32nd Annual Koloa Plantation Days. A multiple Grammy Awards nominee, Makana was joined onstage by Hoku Award [...]

By | 2017-07-31T17:22:11+00:00 August 8th, 2017|0 Comments

5th Annual Kaua‘i Fashion Weekend

By Léo Azambuja Sha Ali Ahmad, of Ahmad Couture The 5th Annual Kaua‘i Fashion Weekend, the island’s signature red carpet event was a success, with a full house attending the event at the grand ballroom of the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort at Kalalapaki Beach June 3 This year’s fashion show unveiled collections from Krystl [...]

By | 2017-06-26T12:18:27+00:00 July 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Fashion Boot Camp

By Léo Azambuja Sha Ali Ahmad with Natasha Kertes, center, and Marynel Valenzuela Who does their little turn on the catwalk? The Kaua‘i girls do, and with a lot of style. Several aspiring models took the opportunity to participate in the Fashion Boot Camp at Kaua‘i Community College’s OCET building May 15. The [...]

By | 2017-06-01T18:57:08+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

March for Science

By Léo Azambuja Left to right, Ruby Pap, Carrie Miranda and Laurie Roberts Thousands around the nation joined the March for Science April 22. On Kaua‘i, about 300 residents — and visitors — rallied at the highway intersection by Lihu‘e Airport, even during a persistent rain, to share support for science. “People who [...]

By | 2017-05-31T06:05:37+00:00 May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula

By Léo Azambuja Helen Lacono, right, and Ku‘u Breen, of Hanapepe Café Every Wednesday, locals and visitors come to The Shops at Kukui‘ula mall in Po‘ipu for a pau hana style from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The Kaua‘i Culinary Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, tropical flowers, agricultural value-added products and a lot of [...]

By | 2017-04-24T20:17:49+00:00 April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

A Lei of Kaua‘i Stars

By Léo Azambuja Hui o Mapuana's Hula Nani of Japan The grounds of the Courtyard by Marriott in Waipouli became the stage for Ho‘onani Hula Celebration — A Lei of Kaua‘i Stars, featuring a string of Kaua‘i and Japan kumu hula Feb. 22. The evening kicked off with a blessing by Kahu Chucky [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:51:03+00:00 March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Kama‘aina Soul — Anthology

By Léo Azambuja Daniel Finchum Local artist Daniel Finchum captured the soul of Kaua‘i in wet plate collodion, one of the earliest forms of photography, invented in the 1850s. The Kama‘aina Soul — Anthology exhibit at Kaua‘i Society of Arts gallery at Kukui Grove Center gave locals and visitors a snapshot into Finchum’s [...]

By | 2017-02-13T18:25:08+00:00 February 21st, 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 Chocolate & Coffee Festival

By Léo Azambuja Alina Spatariu, center, with Tiny Isle’s Jonathan Jay and Joanna Faso Can you imagine spending two days surrounded by the best chocolates and coffees in Hawai‘i, plus cool locally made craft, delicious food and live music? Well, ask those who attended the 2nd Annual Kaua‘i Chocolate & Coffee Festival in [...]

By | 2016-11-15T07:29:38+00:00 November 21st, 2016|0 Comments

The Nāmāhoe Unveiled at Kalapaki

By Léo Azambuja The crew of Nāmāhoe lands at Kalapaki Nā Kalai Waʻa o Kauaʻi, or The Canoe Builders of Kaua‘i, was founded 20 years ago by John Kruse, Dennis Chun and Patrick Aiu. Since then, they have worked tirelessly to build a voyaging canoe on the island. The double-hulled Nāmāhoe was unveiled [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:18+00:00 October 29th, 2016|0 Comments