Jack Johnson nominated for music award in Britain
LONDON » Rock group Kaiser Chiefs and former army captain James Blunt dominated nominations for Britain's prestigious music industry awards.
Madonna dominated the international categories with three nominations, while American acts Kelly Clarkson, Jack Johnson, John Legend, Kanye West and Green Day also were nominated for Brit Awards, the British equivalent of the Grammys.
Blunt, 28, an ex-soldier who toured Kosovo with the British army, will challenge pop veteran Robbie Williams for the title of best British male solo artist. Blunt is also nominated in four other categories.
Kaiser Chiefs, a band from northern England, got five nominations, including best British group and best album.
Nominations for the 26th annual awards were announced Tuesday. The awards ceremony takes place in London on Feb. 15.
Music and awa
Imua Garza and HAPA, featuring Ernie Cruz Jr., will perform at a fundraising event Sunday for Hale Noa, the Hawaiian awa bar on Kapahulu Avenue.
The nonprofit organization He 'Ohe, which works to promote Hawaiian culture and arts, is sponsoring the event, 5 to 9 p.m. at Bishop Museum.
Food, awa and a silent auction are also part of the evening.
Tickets -- available at Hale Noa or at the door -- are $12 for lawn seating, $40 for reserved seating and $100 for front-of-house seating and a dinner plate.
Can you haiku?
The Hawaii Education Association is offering cash prizes for the best in haiku.
Enter in any of three categories: Season Word, Hawaii Word or Humorous. Prizes of $45, $35 and $25 will be awarded in each category. Entry fee is $1 per haiku. Deadline to enter is Sunday.
Entries must be typewritten on two index cards -- one should include the haiku, entrant's name, address, telephone number and category; the other should include the haiku and all the same information, except the name. Non-English haiku must include translation.
To be informed of contest results, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Send entries to HEA International Haiku Contest, 1649 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu 96826. Call 949-6657.
Fun with paper
What's better for a kid than mucking around with something squishy and squashy? Especially when you can bring it home and call it art?
The Keiki Explorer Club at the Green House offers just that opportunity with a workshop, "Recycle Papermaking and Pulp Animal Sculpture," 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21.
The class is open to children 5 and up accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5 per parent-child team.
The Green House is at 224 Pakohana St. in Pauoa Valley. Register by e-mail at email@example.com or call 524-8427.