Category: Entertainment

Historic Hawaiian Music Project Hits Crowdfunding Goal

Hawaiian music legend Cyril Pahinui turned to Kickstarter to fund what he called his “lifetime dream project,” and the community stepped up as his campaign to crowdfund a music video series surpassed its $65,000 goal yesterday. “We received a few texts and calls while at work today with the incredible news,”...

First Jackie Claxton Film Festival Set for Sept. 24

Jackie Claxton is a normal, average girl… except for the fact that she has the special ability to cross dimensions and into parallel universes to save people and battle evil. And later this month, she and her many incarnations and creators will be celebrated at “Claxtonfest,” a unique local film...

Hawaii Con Brings Sci-Fi Back to the Big Island

This weekend brings the second annual Hawaii Con, a sci-fi and fantasy convention that seemed like a long shot when it was pitched on Kickstarter in August 2013. Suddenly, it’s one of the local incumbents in a crowd of other conventions staking out territory in the Aloha State. But Hawaii Con...

Report: Hawaii Loves Surfer, Rainbow, Pineapple Emoji

Smartphones are exacting revenge on cranky and crusty technologists who declared, in the ’90s, that “textspeak” signaled the death of the English language, and perhaps even the decline of western civilization. At least back then, when fliphones lacked keyboards and writing messages required convoluted button-mashing combinations like T9, you might...

Disney Unveils More “Moana” Details

Disney has given fans a colorful, musical, and celebrity-fortified preview of its upcoming animated feature, “Moana.” The film, due out next November, is steeped in Hawaiian mythology, telling the story of a young woman named Moana who sets off across the ocean and meets Maui, the demigod who is said to...

‘Biggest Little Airshow’ No Small Affair

Airplanes from many eras in aviation will be on display and featured in flight at the Pacific Aviation Museum’s 8th annual “Biggest Little Airshow” on historic Ford Island this weekend. From military aircraft to vintage biplanes to fighter jets, pilots will prove they have the right stuff with takeoffs and...

Hawaii Public Radio Floats ‘$5 Friday’

Hawaii Public Radio, for which I have served as a volunteer talk show host with Burt Lum for seven years as of this week, is trying something new tomorrow with “$5-a-Month Friday.” Public radio pledge drives have been the medium’s signature fundraising method for nearly 40 years. As public broadcasting budgets relied...

Q&A: Minecraft in Education with Gabriel Yanaghiara

Minecraft is taking over the world, the collective obsession of millions of kids around the world. But unlike most video games, its quirky, blocky virtual world inspires creativity, and is an increasingly popular tool in the classroom. Minecraft certainly rules our family room, our middle child spending hours building massive 3-D structures...

Next Week Brings Business, Comedy Camps for Kids

Local improv comedy maven Kimee Balmilero is leading a pair of concurrent week-long summer camps for kids next week. In addition to another installment of Camp BizGym, dedicated to creating “kidpreneurs,” she is also launching Hawaii’s first “Comedy Camp.” Both camps are open to fifth through twelfth graders, and are a...