Hui o Laka, the nonprofit that runs Koke‘e Natural History Museum, announced that Sharalyn Kahealani Bucasas will portray Queen Emma at the 30th annual Emalani Festival Kauai, Eo e Emalani i Alakai, on Oct. 13 on the lush expanse of Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Koke‘e State Park.
The Hawaii Children’s Theatre announces the production of Disney’s “Newsies.” Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, “Newsies” features the Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (“Little Shop of Horrors,” “Sister Act”) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (“Kinky Boots”).
Kauai is a place for transitions. People come from all over the world to see spectacular beauty and realize the island’s ancient lessons moving in their lives. Locals are quick to recognize this tectonic shift, communing in acknowledgment that all are part of a larger, subtler transformation, even when those evolutions are involuntary.
It’s Wednesday evening at the Waimea Public Library, and the quiet space practically hums with felicitous anticipation. The internationally-recognized musical duo, Kupaoa, is preparing to present a 45-minute set in honor of the Waimea branch’s summer reading program, Libraries Rock.