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Mānoa Arts & Minds

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We are halfway through the Spring 2012 semester, and there is more to campus life than academia and athletics. Our campus hosts a number of outstanding shows, presentations and performances via Mānoa Arts & Minds, thanks to a talent-filled partnership involving the Departments of Art & Art History, Music, and Theatre & Dance, as well as Outreach College. Please join us to refresh your soul.


“Ka Leo 9d” exhibit at Hamilton Library celebrates 90 years

Manoa Campus, Hamilton Library Bridge Gallery
January 16, 2012 – May 11, 2012

Ka Leo 9dThe University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa student newspaper celebrates its 90th anniversary with a multi-media exhibit at Hamilton Library’s bridge gallery that depicts highlights from the past ninety years.

Curated by UH Mānoa graduates (Erica Lenentine, BA-Art, 2011, and Chad Kikuchi, BA-Art, 2010), “Ka Leo 9d” asks viewers to tweet their responses to six questions scattered through the show and inspired by the content.

Ka Leo staffer and Academy for Creative Media major Shinichi Toyama produced a 10-minute documentary about the production of the newspaper’s “Nightlife Guide.” The repeating video includes interviews with editor Will Caron and other staffers, who explain the process for producing the special issue.

Other exhibit sections include: Opinions, Sports, Hawaiʻi News and World, Advertising, Campus Controversy that looks at crime, Proceed with Caution (that depicts swimsuit issues from the past), and the Right to Be, which shares one of the most controversial issues covered by the paper.

In 1990, Joey Carter, a Caucasian student, wrote a commentary for the paper in which he objected to being called haole. UH Professor Haunani-Kay Trask wrote a response that generated a year-long struggle over free speech and Native Hawaiian rights. Many of those stories will be available as PDFs in February when the exhibit provides a QR code that will guide smart phones to a URL where the PDFs will be loaded.

“Ka Leo 9d” runs through May 11 and is open to the public every day except Saturday, when the library is closed. Hours can be viewed at: http://library.manoa.hawaii.edu/about/hours.html

Responses about the exhibit can be tweeted with the hashtag #kaleo90

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the exhibit, please contact Ka Leo’s faculty adviser Jay Hartwell at 956-3217 or hartwell@hawaii.edu.

For information on Hamilton Gallery and Library events, contact Teri Skillman at 956-8688 orskillman@hawaii.edu.

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Yang Jing, pipa

Orvis Auditorium
Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Yang JingWorld renowned pipa virtuoso Yang Jing visits Orvis Auditorium for an exciting concert of new works. Combining her love for the millennium-old tradition of Chinese music with an innovative spirit of exploration, Yang Jing builds on a vast amalgam of musical history from both East and West to create a musical experience that transcends boundaries. East and West will indeed merge tonight, as she performs with violinist Iggy Jang, violist Anna Womack, cellistI-Bei Lin, and soprano Rachel Schutz.

Join us for an evening that includes 6 world premieres by UH composers Donald Womack, Thomas Osborne, Jeffrey Myers, Takeo Kudo and Byron Yasui, as well as Yang Jing’s own award-winning modern pipa standard “Dance Along the Old Silk Road.”

Ticket Information

$12 general admission; $8 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)

Event Sponsor

Yang Jing’s residency is co-sponsored by the East-West Center, which will present Yang Jing in a concert of mostly traditional Chinese works for pipa, erhu, guzheng, and dizi Sunday February 26, 4:00 pm at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information call 956-8742, email uhmmusic@hawaii.edu or visit www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/schedule.htm

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First Person: Seeing America

Leeward Community College Theatre
Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm

First Person - Seeing AmericaSee American history through the eyes of its writers and photographers. Narrated by NPR’s Neal Conan, host of Talk of the Nation, and actress Lily Knight as they read the words of Langston Hughes, Damon Runyan, John Muir, Frederick Douglass and others who are accompanied by chamber music group Ensemble Galilei. Photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection are projected behind to tell the story of the nation with scenes from the Civil War, Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, the immigrant experience on the gritty sidewalks of New York and the majesty of Yosemite.

First Person: Seeing America will tour the state with performance as follows: March 2 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, March 3 at Leeward Theatre, March 9 at Kahilu Theatre, and March 10 at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.

A co-presentation of Leeward Community College Theatre and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Outreach College.

Ticket Information

Ticket prices range from $10 to $30. Tickets are available on line at www.etickethawaii.com, by phone at 944-2697, or visit any UH Ticket outlet (Stan Sheriff Center, Rainbowtique stores, and the UH Mānoa Campus Center ticket office), service charges apply. At the door sales begin 1 hour before performance begins.

Event Sponsor

Part of a Performing Arts Presenters of Hawaiʻi tour and the Mānoa Arts and Minds series. Supported by Hawaii Public Radio, the National Endowment for the Arts, Western States Arts Federation, the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust and Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For information on Outreach College’s events and programs, call (808) 956-8246, or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu/community

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Mānoa Jazz and Heritage Festival: Spring 2012

Orvis Auditorium
Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Manoa Jazz & Heritage FestivalJoin the Manoa Jazz & Heritage Festival’s Spring concerts starting with the Friday Jam featuring Jeff Jarvis on the trumpet. He will be joined by local musicians Patrick Hennessey, Dean Taba, Reggie Padilla, Bailey Matsuda and possibly others for a true Jazz Jam. Jarvis is a distinguished soloist, studio musician and directs Jazz Studies at California State University Long Beach. He has performed with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Henry Mancini, Doc Severinsen, and Joe Williams.

Next up, on Saturday evening, it’s Raul Midón in concert.

Raul Midón is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from New Mexico, based in New York City. He combines his distinct voice, strumming, beats, and vocal mouth trumpet sounds to create a one-man performance. His unique style shows influence of virtually every musical genre which came before him, including jazz, blues, R&B, and folk. Watching his performance of State of Mind — the title track from his 2005 debut album — on The Late Show With David Letterman reveals a virtuosity which has made Midón one of the most exciting artists to emerge over the past few years.

Ticket Information

Advance sale tickets range from $10 to $30. Tickets are available on line at www.etickethawaii.com, by phone at 944-2697, or visit any UH Ticket outlet (Stan Sheriff Center, Rainbowtique stores, and the UH Mānoa Campus Center ticket office), service charges apply. Advance sales end at midnight the day prior to the first performance. At the door sales begin 1 hour before performance begins.

Event Sponsor

A presentation of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Outreach College. Part of a Performing Arts Presenters of Hawaiʻi tour and the Mānoa Arts and Minds series. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For information on Outreach College’s events and programs, call (808) 956-8246, or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu/community

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UH Symphony Orchestra

Henry Miyamura, conductor
Pearl City Cultural Center 2100 Hookiekie St., Pearl City
Monday, April 9, 2012 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm

“Mostly Spanish: Something Old, New and Borrowed”

The evening's program includes:

España Rhapsody Chabrier
Three Visions (Premiere Performance) Foumai
Iggy Jang, violin  
Three Dances from “The Three-Cornered Hat” De Falla
Banquet of Damocles (Premiere Performance) Russell
Urara Morioka, flute
Justin Ricafort, clarinet
Christopher Smith, bassoon
 
Piano Concerto No.1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1 Rachmaninoff
1. Vivace  
Sandra Tang, piano  
Non mi dir (from Don Giovanni) Mozart
Sara Stejskal, soprano  
Tango (Por Una Cabezza) Williams
Iggy Jang, violin  
Bolero Ravel

Ticket Information

$15 general admission
$10 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
$5 UHM Music Majors

Event Sponsor

This concert is made possible with support from the Melohn Music Endowment.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For information on Music at Mānoa events and programs, call (808) 956-8742, or visit www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/schedule.htm

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