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Mānoa Arts & Minds

Aloha! Try to remember the kind of September—that brings our latest shows, performances and events from Mānoa Arts & Minds. These exciting events are designed to touch the heart, spirit and brain. Mahalo to the talented folks at the Departments of Arts & Art History, Music, Theatre & Dance, and Outreach College for directing these offerings into the spotlight.

Music credit: Warm aloha to Hawaiian slack key guitarist Ozzie Kotani for the music heard in the Mānoa Arts & Minds announcements. Ozzie is an alumni and former music instructor at UH Mānoa, and “Ka Ua Noe” (The Misty Rain) is from his 2009 CD titled “Hōʻihi” (Respect).

Manoa Jazz & Heritage Festival

Saturday, September 25 (rain or shine)
Gates open at 6:00 pm
Andrews Amphitheatre

Larry CarltonThe third annual Jazz Festival features the jazz guitar stylings of multiple Grammy winner Larry Carlton, recently recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Guitar Player magazine and the “Titan of Tone” award from Premier Guitar Magazine. Over his career, Carlton has accompanied Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and dozens of others. Besides his extensive studio credits, he has performed with the Crusaders and with the multi-platinum jazz super group Fourplay. Earlier this year, Carlton announced that after having had the distinct privilege of enjoying the past 12 years of its 20-year history with Fourplay, he has decided to take his leave to delve further into his solo career. He brings with him to the Mānoa Jazz & Heritage Festival the Larry Carlton Trio.

Local jazz lovers will also recognize performers with Robert Shinoda & Friends: L.A. jazz-fusion guitarist Jeff Richman, accomplished local guitarists Robert Shinoda and Vernon Sakata, Na Hoku award-winner percussionist Noel Okimoto, and 2004 “Studio Musician of the Year” Bruce Hamada, Jr. Rounding out the evening: the young talents of the Punahou Jazz Band.

Held in the magnificent outdoor Andrews Amphitheatre, patrons are encouraged to bring their own mats and low-back chairs for a picnic on the lawn or on the stone bleachers (quarried from the old Mo'ili'ili Quarry, now the University’s Lower Campus!). Simply Ono and Centerplate Catering will be on hand with a selection of dinner options (cash only); or bring in your own food and drink (no alcohol or glass containers allowed).

Advance discount tickets available at www.etickethawaii.com/orc.html.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call 956-8246 or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu/community

A Performing Arts Presenters of Hawai'i tour sponsored in part by Baus Engineering, with funding provided by the City and County of Honolulu, Hawai'i Tourism Authority, and the University of Hawai'i Student Activity Program Fee Board.

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Musings of Mystery and Alphabets of Agony: The Work of Edward Gorey

University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery
Art Building University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
September 26 – December 10, 2010

Musings of Mystery and Alphabets of Agony: The Work of Edward Gorey

The University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery in collaboration with the University of Hawai‘i Library presents work by celebrated, prolific American author and artist Edward Gorey (1925–2000), revered for his distinctly elegant, enigmatic, and eerie black and white illustrations. This exhibition features over 700 books, book jackets, prints, posters, original drawings, postcards, handmade dolls, and other ephemera from the John A. Carollo - Edward Gorey Collection in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library's Special Research Collections, with special loans courtesy of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust, New York City and the Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts.

Through poetical prose and short narratives with obsessively crosshatched drawings, Gorey invented a gothic world of Victorian/Edwardian interiors and remote landscapes with stylishly dressed characters entangled in provocative and humorous tales of mystery, peril, and bizarre twists of fate. His mischievous children, incredible creatures, and nonsensical plots and parody amuse and delight readers around the world.

This exhibition honors Edward Gorey who left a legacy of over one hundred authored books and more than 80 books that he illustrated for others. His devotion towards literary works, cinema, George Balanchine's New York City Ballet, and to animals and his cats is legendary. Gorey's influence is international with his works translated in 15 languages. His words and images have inspired many writers, visual artists, musicians, and filmmakers to create compositions, interpretive theatrical productions, graphic design, and animations.

SPONSORS

Sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Humanities and University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library; supported by grants from the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities; and by the "We the People" initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts; Rianna M. Williams, and anonymous donors. Additional support by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Outreach College, Department of Music, and Department of English; The Mānoa Foundation; Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing; Hawai‘i State Public Library System; Barnes & Noble Booksellers; Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day; and Mānoa Arts & Minds, a partnership that cultivates the mind and spotlights the best of art, music, theater, dance and special performances at UH Mānoa.

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Image courtesy & © The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust
The Edward Gorey House

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call 956-6888 or visit www.hawaii.edu/artgallery/

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O'Carolan's Farewell to Music

Saturday, October 23, 7:30 pm
Orvis Auditorium

O'Carolan's Farewell to MusicConceived and performed by Patrick Ball, a master storyteller and one of the world’s leading Celtic harpists, O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music, is a one-person musical theater piece which brings to the stage the legendary life, the turbulent times, and the captivating music of the most celebrated Irish artist, Turlough O’Carolan. Interspersed with performances of fourteen of Carolan’s tunes played on the rare wire-strung harp, the play tells the harper’s story through the character of poet and harper, Charles MacCabe, Carolan’s life-long friend and traveling companion. Through MacCabe’s eyes and Carolan’s music, we are drawn into Ireland of the 18th century. The play, enriched by Carolan’s beautiful melodies and the crystalline sound of Patrick Ball’s harp, is charged with Irish wit and pathos, and demonstrates both the power of friendship and the vital role of the artist in troubled times.

Advance discount tickets available at www.etickethawaii.com/orc.html.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call 956-8246 or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu/community

Supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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