Oral History Meets Design

For many people, clothing isn’t something that is given much thought. Like the food we eat and the water we drink, getting dressed is an average everyday occurrence. But what if clothing told a story? What if it shared details of a history steeped in legend? Just like food consumption, one can choose to eat…

Binti Bailey gears up for new release

The classic Greek philosopher Plato said music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. If he had the opportunity to listen to Kona artist Binti Bailey, his philosophical pronouncement would be confirmed ten times over. With a diverse musical skill set from blues to…

Ailey II – The Next Generation of Dance

By Karen Rose Special to West Hawaii Today Albert Einstein said dancers are the athletes of God. After watching the dancers of Ailey II perform, audience members will have no doubt this is true. Known globally for fusing together the strong performances of young dancers, with the creativity and spirited devotion of today’s up and…

Evening Shows on Hawaiʻi Island

Magical/Comedy Show, Luaus and  Jazz Concerts. Hawaiʻi Island has something for everyone Get Jazzy! If live jazz is more your style, Kailua-Kona opened its first ever Jazz Bar, offering live jazz shows at least three times a week. Gertrudeʻs Jazz Bar was inspired by Gertrude Stein, famous for her ap-preciation of art and conversation in…