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“Hawaiian Ghost Story” Needs Votes

July 29th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii, Media, Video

“Hawaiian Ghost Story” is a feature film that doesn’t yet exist. But there is a story to be told, and people willing to tell it. As with most creative projects, all they need is some funding to get it started. And with your vote, they could get it. Above is the official “Hawaiian Ghost Story” […]

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Google Adds Hawaiian Language

August 19th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Hawaii, People, Television, The Web

For many, Google and its search engine is quickly becoming the world’s central clearinghouse for information, and its web interface supports over a hundred different languages. Now, thanks to the efforts of Keola Donaghy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, you can now use Google in Hawaiian. Keola, who teaches at the Ka Haka […]

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Hawaiian Hall Grand Reopening

August 9th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Family, Hawaii

The historic Hawaiian Hall at Bishop Museum celebrated its grand reopening this weekend, after the 120-year-old building finally saw its first-ever renovation. The work took over three years and $21 million, but the time, money, and thought spent in Hawaiian Hall’s renewal shines through. Filled with priceless artifacts, the hall is now air conditioned.  Rich […]

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Kenneth Makuakane CD Release Party

January 5th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii, Music, People, The Web

Renowned local music producer and musician Kenneth Makuakane will be celebrating the release of his new album, “The White Bathtub,” on Thursday with a CD release party at the Ala Moana Hotel‘s Pakele Lounge.  Special guests include Barry Flanagan, Walt Keale, Obrian Eselu and Stephen Inglis. And as with all Pakele Lounge performances, the event […]

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Aloha: The Undead Airline?

November 28th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 9 Comments · Business, Hawaii

If you can’t beat ‘em… kill ‘em, then reanimate their corpse as a corporate zombie. That appears to sum up the bizarre chain of events that will allow the much-maligned, Mesa-backed upstart go! Airlines to rebrand itself as Aloha Airlines. Yes, the “intellectual property” of Aloha Airlines, a beloved interisland carrier that abruptly went out […]

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Disney Breaks Ground in Hawaii

November 25th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Business, Events, Hawaii

Disney is preparing to build an $800 million resort in Ko Olina, transforming 21-acres of oceanfront land into a lavish oasis. The property will feature an enormous artificial volcano, roaring rapids and meandering rivers, lagoons and pools, all custom built for adventure, romance, and relaxation. Among the palm trees and grassy lawns, a full-service spa, […]

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Aunty Genoa Keawe Dies

February 25th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Music, People

Aunty Genoa Keawe, 89, passed away early this morning at home. She was a local legend and an unstoppable force in Hawaiian music and culture. Word of her passing is just beginning to spread through the Hawaiian music community. The news was posted to HawaiiThreads, and confirmed by her granddaughter L.P. Faleafine. “Aunty has been […]

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Hawaiian Air Disses the Dead (Again)

December 25th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Hawaii

Local ABC affiliate KITV sure picked a heartwarming story for its Christmas Eve broadcast. Reporter Jodi Leong brought us “Family Outraged,” which told the tale of the late Lanakila Rosaga, age three, and his body’s botched travel plans. Only three months ago, fundraisers were being held for Rosaga’s medical care. But the Maui boy died […]

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Spam Musubi, Loco Moco are Top Island Treats

October 24th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Food, Hawaii, Pop Culture

Betty Shimabukuro, food writer for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, has reached out to Mainland readers to educate them on Hawaii’s favorite foods. And they’re not coconut and pineapple. In a special to the Los Angeles Times titled, “10 Hawaiian culinary specialties to sample” (guess the headline writer missed the AP Stylebook update on ‘Hawaiian’), she urges […]

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