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Twisty bromance takes center stage in noirish 'Strangers On a Train'

September 15, 2019  •  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

No, but you've seen the movie? If it's "Strangers on a Train" we're talking about, your mind's eye will be dancing with visions of a cigarette lighter agleam in the twin lenses of a woman's glasses, of spectators in the bleachers (all but one!) following a tennis ball back and forth and back and forth across the net, of an out-of-control carousel spinning off its axle, all in Alfred Hitchcock's midcentury black and white.

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New Maui exhibit showcases artists at their barricades

September 8, 2019  •  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Kanani Miyamoto's piece "Disrupting the Gaze" is one of the artworks featured at the Maui Arts& Cultural Center's SchaeferInternational Gallery. Courtesy Kanani Miyamoto

An artist with a message might want to encrypt it to keep it from the wrong hands. The five invited printmakers and a needle worker showcased in "Art & Activism: An Exhibition About Change" spell out their agendas boldly, demanding a world more righteous, sustainable and spiritual than the one we know.

The remarkable exhibition hangs at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Schaefer International Gallery through Oct. 31; it's a Maui exclusive. There's lots to think about and there's lots to see.

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Meet the 3 muses of Maui's Adaptations Dance Theater

September 1, 2019  •  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Dance, supposedly the most ephemeral of the arts, has the power to put down hardy roots in unlikely ground. Consider Marta Becket, the New York ballerina and show dancer who established her own company of one in Death Valley Junction, where she performed for over 40 years.

Or Maui's Adaptations Dance Theatre, founded in 2013 and going strong as the island's home for professionals in modern dance — a barefoot, often more muscular alternative to classical ballet.

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Summertime at Catch of the Day, Part 4
A preview of Bayreuth 2020, a full dance card, and much more

August 30, 2019

News flash from Bayreuth: Richard Wagner's great-granddaughter Katharina has announced that the 2020 edition of Wagner's four-part cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen has been handed to a pair of—shall we say? Johnny Come Latelys (no disrespect intended). You've heard of the Butterfly Effect? Nearly 7,500 miles away in the mid Pacific, the bulletin propelled an unlikely item that just landed in my mailbox straight to the head of our queue for Catch of the Day.

· Richard Wagner: Siegfried, Act III (abridged)(SWR Music, 2019)

Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Pietari Inkinen

Lise Lindstrom, Stefan Vinke

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From the archives - Superstars gravitate to a super scriptwriter
Shakespeare on film at the turn of the last century

August 12, 2019  •  The New York Times (originally published May 30, 1999)

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