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  Last year Honolulu city officials began a study to renovate the Neal Blaisdell Center complex.   After researching possibilities, the idea for a redevelopment is taking hold.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers background in advance of a public planning meeting next week.

A public workshop on the Neal Blaisdell Master Plan happens Tuesday, February 10th, 6pm, at the Blaisdell Center Hawai'i Suites, 777 Ward Avenue.  Free parking.

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  Korean government support in the 1990’s helped fuel the Korean Wave of pop culture that swept Asia and Hawai‘i.  That wave appears to have peaked, along with Korea’s economic tiger status, and some in Korea’s film industry have been reflecting a growing social malaise.   HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a film series examining castaways in Korean society.

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  Hawai‘i’s cable television companies are required by law to provide funds and channels for community access.  Na Leo o Hawai‘i on Hawai‘i Island, Akaku in Maui county, and Hō‘ike on Kaua‘i are much loved local channels.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offer sthis visit with ‘Ōlelo, O‘ahu’s four community television channels.

Non profits and other community organizations,  ‘Ōlelo may be able to shoot and air your event for free. Call and ask about their Executive Production Service.

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   Thirteen of Hawai‘i’s most savvy women artists are showing together at Pegge Hopper Gallery in Chinatown.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers this glimpse of the work.

The "13 Women" are:

Reiko Brandon, Allyn Bromley, Kandi Everett, Sally French, Lynda Hess, Kloe Kang, Emily McIlroy, Mary Mitsuda, Marcia Morse, Esther Shimazu, Yida Wang, Suzanne Wolfe, and Maile Yawata.

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   Klezmer is the traditional folk music of Jews from Eastern Europe, known for expressive melodies and lively dance tunes.   The music ensemble, Big Galute uses klezmer as a springboard for a night of music, stories, and borscht belt humor.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa found out why they sold out last time they were here.

Big Galute combines humor with  traditional klezmer music with cabaret, baroque classical, music from Jewish teatre and composers.

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   The venerable Hawai‘i Theatre has been through a lot since opening as the “Pride of the Pacific” in 1922.   Vaudeville acts gave way to movies, then a closure in 1984.  The theatre’s reopening in 1996 after a 32 million dollar renovation has always held great promise, and HPR’s Noe Tanigawa found a new theatre president is reorganizing with an eye to the future.

Next up at the Hawai‘i Theatre, Kuana Torres Kahele on  February 7, Hālau I Ka Wēkiuʻs annual concert February 8, and blues singer Eric Bibb, February 13.

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    There’s a young singer in town who’s being picked up in South America, South Africa, Japan, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa caught up with Maryanne Ito at one of her favorite downtown lunch spots, Fresh Café, for a chat about the music. 

Check out Maryanne's website.

See Maryanne’s video with Jemere Morgan, “How I Feel”

Pow! Wow! 2015

Jan 13, 2015
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Lately HPR has been examining how arts and culture are playing a key role in kakaako’s development.  In this latest installment, Noe Tanigawa headed to the community’s center, Mother Waldron Park, to chat with the founder of Pow!Wow!, the street art festival that’s changed the look of the neighborhood.

Find out about POW!WOW! Hawai'i 2015

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  At a time when even writing is getting obsolete, people across the state are answering an inner call to use their hands to make things.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa finds people are pooling resources and expertise, and computers often play a major role.

An annual maker gathering, the Mini Maker Faire, happens on O‘ahu

Check out the O‘ahu Makerspace and get with their motto:  Let’s make it happen!

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 On the eve of the 2015 legislative session, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa takes a look at a recent auditor’s report on the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.  You can find the full audit at the SFCA website.

Future curators, gallery owners and installers, contact Karen Ewald of the Art in Public Places program for more on the Gallery Incubator , planned for Spring 2015.

Karen A. Ewald, APP Program Manager
808-586-9950

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  Currently, the average sales price of a home on O‘ahu is 974 thousand dollars, up 11% from a year ago--- for a condo, the average price is 398 thousand, up 8%.  Meanwhile, Hawai‘i’s population is increasing by about 29 new residents a day, and housing has not kept up.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers this look at real estate on O‘ahu over the past year.

The Honolulu Board of Realtor’s website offers listings, market information, and consumer assistance.

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   Latest available statistics show Hawai‘i’s creative industries now involve 48,170 entrepreneurs and small businesses around the state, accounting for 5.9 percent of jobs here.  That's just one percentage point below the construction industry in 2013.  Creative industries, which include art, design, culture, interactive and digital media, plus film and television, account for 4.5% of Hawai'i's total GDP, and the sector is experiencing double digit expansion.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers a look at this growing sector of the state economy.

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   If shipping deadlines are past and you still need a few choice gifts, remember a lot of your island neighbors are still hoping to make a good portion of their annual income this season.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers a look at places to get locally made goods.

Native Books/Na Mea Hawai‘i in Ward Warehouse

For the Drift Boutique address in Kaimukī

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   In the last five years, the Street Grindz team has done a lot to create Kaka‘ako’s current lively image.  Their events, Eat the Street and Honolulu Night Market, attract thousands to the area and now, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on what’s next for some lucky vendors in the Kamehameha Schools side of Kakaako.

Food, music, and vendors of all kinds will gather for a Street Grindz "Rogue Christmas” tomorrow, Saturday night, December 20th, at 449 Cooke Street from 6 to 11pm.  

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   Between the two world wars in 20th century Hawai‘i, the convergence of Hawai‘i’s natural beauty and an international art style created compelling images that haunt us today.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Art Deco Hawai‘i show, set to close January 11th.

Find out more about the Art Deco Hawai‘i exhibit at the Honolulu Museum of Art.   It closes January 11.

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