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H.E.A.R.T.

Apr 23, 2014 1:00am

Hilo-based band the Oceanographers debuted their first album yesterday on iTunes and celebrated their CD release at the Hilo Town Tavern Saturday. The self-titled album was directed by lead singer...

The Barefoot Gardener

Apr 23, 2014 1:00am

I once heard someone describe celery as “useless.” Though most of us think of celery as a simple food used as a culinary additive or served raw with dip, did you know that originally it was grown...

The Kendama Craze

Apr 23, 2014 1:00am

Big Island youth have been setting aside electronics for something a lot more primitive and much healthier. The latest craze with the kids is the kendama, an old school wooden toy with a pretty...

H.E.A.R.T.

Updated: Apr 17, 2014 5:47am

Some people have talents that are outwardly visual, but Luana Kawelu wears her talents much more subtly. She’s been involved with the Merrie Monarch Festival 38 years, and her immense talent at...

The Plants and Flowers of Hula

Updated: Apr 17, 2014 5:47am

Floral adornments in hula create an enhanced feeling of beauty and nature. Yet they achieve more than beauty: different plants signify and invoke certain gods, goddesses and supernatural beings....

Events Calendar

Apr 17, 2014 5:44am

Wednesday, April 16

BOOK ARTS WITH JANET BALLENTYNE

Where: Donkey Mill Art Center, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa

When: 10 a.m. April 16

Details: Tuition: $35 ($40 for...

Pau Hana

Apr 17, 2014 5:44am

PICK OF THE WEEK

PAIR-O-DICE RAMBLERS - ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC

Where: Banyan’s Restaurant & Bar - Uncle Billy’s, 87B Banyan Dr., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. April 19

Details:...

51 Years of Hula in Hilo

Updated: Apr 17, 2014 5:46am

King David Kalākaua once said, “Hula is the language of the heart and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.”

Kalākaua was one of the last reigning monarchs of the Hawaiian Islands...

Laka, the Goddess of Hula

Updated: Apr 17, 2014 5:47am

The goddess Laka is credited with brining hula to the people, and regular ceremonies dedicated to the goddess are common in hula hālau. Kumu Ehulani Stephany of Hālau Hula Ka Makani Hali ʻAla O...

Ipu Heke

Updated: Apr 17, 2014 5:47am

For Hawaiians, the gourd was said to be compared to the world. In 1838, in Hawaiian Antiquities: Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi, David Malo wrote: “The seeds of the gourd, when scattered through the sky, become...

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