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Library Needs Adult Volunteers to Help with Recording Program

Library Needs Adult Volunteers to Help with Recording Program

The Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH), a branch library of the Hawaii State Public Library System and a regional library for the National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, is seeking adult volunteers to assist with their popular recording program.

Narrators are needed to read and record local books in their entirety.  An audition is required.  The ability to read local dialect, Hawaiian, Asian, and other languages as necessary is required.

In addition, LBPH is accepting applications for the Radio Reading Service program, an “on air” live program conducted during the Library’s public service hours.

New Orleans’ Pianist-Singer Jon Cleary opens Atherton Winter Concert Season Nov. 7

New Orleans’ Pianist-Singer Jon Cleary opens Atherton Winter Concert Season Nov. 7

Hawai‘i Public Radio is thrilled to open its Atherton Performing Arts Studio 2014-15 Winter Season on Friday, November 7 with multi-talented New Orleans pianist-singer Jon Cleary. Born in England and bred in New Orleans, Jon Cleary is a triple threat who combines soulful vocals, masterful piano skills, and a knack for composing infectious grooves, melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. His solo performance in the  intimate 75-seat Atherton will feature songs from his latest, critically acclaimed album Occapella! (all from the catalog of Allen Toussaint), and insights about the music of New Orleans.

Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. They may be purchased online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawai‘i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

HONOLULU Fashion Week Announces Final Event Lineup

HONOLULU Fashion Week, a first-of-its-kind fashion event highlighting local and national design talent will hit Honolulu next month. Presented by HONOLULU Magazine, the weekend of events from November 6 – 9 announces the final designer lineup along with supporting sponsors. More than 30 designers and a diverse group of New York-based industry experts will come together for this premier event to showcase Hawaii’s unique fashion talents.

“Fashion has been a part of the Hawaiian culture for years. Our rich heritage has influenced not only the designers that reside in the islands but also those designs seen on international runways this past spring,” explains Alyson Helwagen, HONOLULU Magazine publisher. “We couldn’t be happier to champion our influence on the industry with this event that would not be possible without our many partners and sponsors, who are helping to catapult Hawaii’s own fashion industry into an international spotlight.”

‘Rock the Box’ Art Contest Showcases Honolulu's Creative Talent

‘Rock the Box’ Art Contest Showcases Honolulu's Creative Talent

HONOLULU – Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI), the publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, invited local artists to “Rock The Box,” the newspaper boxes for its new weekly publication Metro that will launch on Oct. 1. Forty creative individuals were given the opportunity to use the Metro newspaper boxes as their personal canvases. All forty boxes will be displayed throughout the Honolulu area with free copies of the new Metro publication.

“Oahu Publications is thrilled by the tremendous responses and creativity for the ‘Rock The Box’ contest,” said Dennis Francis, OPI president and Honolulu Star-Advertiser publisher. “The variety of one-of-a-kind designs and artwork from the community really reflect the edgy, artistic and quirky style of our new Metro publication.”

‘Parc Arts’ Features University of Hawaii Art Exhibitions

‘Parc Arts’ Features University of Hawaii Art Exhibitions

Waikiki Parc Hotel will be featuring the work of an up-and-coming artist from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s (UHM) Art Department  at the Parc Promenade Gallery between September 4 – November 21, 2014 and will showcase glass as well as  mixed media sculptures by student Emily Patacsil.

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

HONOLULU – The Aloha Festivals proudly presents its 2014 merchandise collection to mark its 68th year celebrating Hawaiian culture and heritage. The 2014 Aloha Festivals merchandise – ribbons, power bands and T-shirts – reflects the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace through its sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa in honor of this year’s theme “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.”

“We invite the public to join us in celebrating and supporting Hawaii’s premier kamaʻaina festival,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The proceeds made from the Aloha Festivals ribbons and power bands allow us to share Hawaii’s history and culture with the community through our free events during the month of September.”