The Conversation: Friday, October 16th 2015

Oct 16, 2015

Small Businesses; World Premiere of Duke; Guitarist Nemanja Ostojić

Small Businesses: Mark Takai

This week Hawaii had a visit from the US Small Business Administration’s Administrator. Maria Contreras-Sweet. It had been 10 years since an SBA administrator had been in our state and during her time here, some of Hawaii’s Congressional delegation held meetings with the small business community. That included Congressman Mark Takai who hosted a talk story. He joined The Conversation with notes on what the small business community had to say to the Administrator.

  • Intro Music:  Dangerous Curves by Jeff Golub
  • Outro Music:  The Crossing by Menahan Street Band

World Premiere of Duke: Moses Goods

Moses Goods, writer and star of HTY's Duke
Credit Honolulu Theatre for Youth

A one-man show is always a challenge for a theatrical performer - a challenge that is redoubled when the subject is a well-known historical figure.   That didn’t stop playwright and actor Moses Goods from taking on the beloved memory of Duke Kahanamoku, the Olympic athlete and surf icon whose fame and influence extended well beyond the world of sport.   Tonight is the world premiere of Duke, a one-man show in which Moses portrays Kahanamoku and more than a dozen characters from his life.  The play premieres tonight at 7 p.m. at Tenney Theatre on the grounds of The Cathedral of St. Andrew, and continues on Saturdays, October 17th, 24th, 31st and November 7th at 4:30 p.m.

  • Intro Music:  The Crossing by Menahan Street Band
  • Outro Music:  Tropical Hawaiian Day by Ka`au Crater Boys               

Guitarist: Nemanja Ostojić

Today’s touring concert artist operates in a hotly competitive world and for young classical musicians, success at competitions is essential to building a career. Nemanja Ostojić has won plenty of medals in that challenging arena, and each win opens up new musical opportunities for him.   It’s an exciting place for a young performer to be and it has brought him to Hawaii for a concert this weekend at UH Manōa.  The concert takes place tomorrow evening (10/17) at Orvis Auditorium on the UH-Manoa campus.   The concert starts at 7:30pm.

  • Intro Music: Augustin Barrios Mangore's Un Sueño el la Floresta - Performed by Nemanja Ostojić

  • Outro Music:  Augustin Barrios Mangore's Un Sueño el la Floresta - Performed by Nemanja Ostojić