Thursday, October 21, 2004



'Indian Odyssey' set

The East-West Center will host "An Indian Musical Odyssey," featuring an ensemble of six master musicians from Southern India, at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday.

Drummer Sri Umalyalpuram Sivaraman leads the group in its appearance at the Imin Center, Jefferson Hall. Special guest is Hawaii taiko drummer Kenny Endo.

Indian classical drummers are known for their artistry and virtuosity using specially tuned drums, clay pots and porcelain bowls, yet are often relegated to accompanying melodic instruments such as sitar.

These performances will follow the complex principals of Karnatic music.

Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors. For information or to charge by phone, call 944-7177. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Kumu Kahua auditions

Auditions for Darrell H.Y. Lum's "David Carradine Not Chinese" will take 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Mid-Pacific Institute's Kawaiahao Theatre, 2445 Kaala St.

Director John H.Y. Wat is seeking five actors for the Kumu Kahua Theatre production, opening in January.

Roles are for three local Asian males in their late 20s to early 40s, two local Asian males in their early to late teens and one Asian local female in her late 20s to early 40s.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, improvisation and simple movement. Auditioners should arrive early and stay the whole time. Scripts are available for loan with a $10 cash deposit at Kumu Kahua Theatre. Call 536-4222.

Be a swan

Do you have what it takes to work with a team of "life specialists" -- including plastic surgeons, therapists, trainers, nutritionists and stylists -- to transform your life?

"The Swan," the Fox TV reality show that offers participants complete makeovers, will hold an open casting call from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ala Moana Hotel for "Swan 3."

Applicants must be 21 to 45 years old, have health insurance and not be recovering from any surgeries or illnesses. You also can't be more than 30 pounds overweight.

Auditions will take place in eight cities across the country.

Additional casting information can be found on the Web sites www.fox.com and www.realityaccess.com; or call 800-535-7936.

Send e-mail submissions to beaswan@yahoo.com. Videotaped submissions can be sent to "The Swan" -- Season Three, 2554 Lincoln Blvd. PMB No. 1013, Venice, CA 90291. Deadline is Nov. 1.

Season 2 of "The Swan" begins Monday.

Could this be you? Rachel L. was crowned "The Swan" in the finale of the first season in May.

Keiki poster contest

The Honolulu Harbor Festival is hosting a special trivia poster contest for grades kindergarten to 6. The contest explores the question, How will cargo be shipped in the future? Children need to draw their ideas on an 11-by-17-inch poster board.

First prize is $100, and the winner's class will receive a bus trip to Matson Navigation and the Hawaii Maritime Center. Second- and third-place prizes -- $75 and $50, respectively -- include another $100 for a class celebration. Three honorable-mention winners will receive $25.

Include the child's name, grade, school, contact person and daytime phone number on the back of the drawing. Send entries to Harbor's Division, 79 S. Nimitz Highway, Honolulu 96813, Attention: Diane Fujio. Deadline is Nov. 1.

Awards will be presented at the Nov. 20 Harbor Festival.

Call Diane Fujio, 587-2044.

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