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…

The Art of Music: Cigar Box Guitars

Original story West Hawaii Today: http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/arts-and-entertainment/art-music-cigar-box-guitar-exhibit If you’ve never heard of a cigar box guitar, you’re not alone. This popular depression-era instrument utilizes an empty cigar box to create musical sounds and was originally connected to the end of a broomstick or wooden slat. It wasn’t uncommon to find these homemade instruments in the Deep…

Spirits of Ocean and Land

What do a pidgin poet and an underwater photographer have in common? In the case of Wayne Levin and Jozuf Hadley, it’s a love of the spiritual aspects of artistic expression. This fall, the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea presents Spirits of Ocean and Land, a collaboration of Levin’s black and white underwater photography, and Hadley’s…