HONOLULU — In the 38 years of promoting the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival on O‘ahu and 28 years of promoting the concert on the neighboring islands, promoter Milton Lau can’t recall dealing with any setback like COVID-19.
In search of a coping mechanism for self-doubt and self-deprecation, both biproducts fueled by his high anxiety, Kaua‘i recording artist Thomas Iannucci chose to chronicle and explore the darker side of his emotions with his third studio offering, “Doubting Thomas.”
HONOLULU — From the comfort of home, this year’s nominees and fans honored Hawai‘i’s biggest night in music and entertainers with 37 awards, pre-show music videos, and 17 prerecorded performances from across the pae ‘aina and continent for a virtual 43rd annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.
Wycliffe Bible Translators — the same people who brought us the immensely popular “Da Jesus Book: Hawaiian Pidgin New Testament” — have spent the last 20 years translating the Old Testament from the original Hebrew into contemporary local Pidgin English under the careful guidance of the Rev. Earl Morihara and linguistics professor Joseph Grimes.
HONOLULU — The 15th annual Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival, in a new partnership with the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, goes virtual this year.
HONOLULU — Ku‘ulei honors first respondors with new release
Wainiha resident, painter, photographer and public artist Elsa Flores Almaraz has used her skills as a videographer and photographer to document the events of her community from the 2018 floods to the recent cult controversy by sharing them with local news outlets and on social media. Although she has garnered tens of thousands of views on various platforms, she is about to get a much wider international audience and a global platform.
Following are this week’s synopses of shows on KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles.