8 nonprofit art groups receive city grants
The city awarded grants of $5,000 each to eight nonprofit art organizations.
The Mayor's Production Grant Program, which is in its third year, helps organizations in producing new works in dance, theater, music and literature as a part of a larger mission to encourage and sustain culture and arts.
This year's award recipients were Alliance for Drama Education, for the production of T-Shirt Theatre's "Tree'd"; Bamboo Ridge Press, for the publication of "The Way Islands Are Linked by Ocean"; Chamber Music Hawaii, for the composition of a new work in celebration of its 25th anniversary; Dance Pioneers, for the dance production "3 Emerge"; Kauakoko Foundation, for the production of a Hawaiian music CD titled "Journeys"; Taiko Arts Center, for the production of "Rhythm Summit," a collaborative work for taiko and Western percussion; the Movement Center, for a musical work titled "S.O.S. Save Our Space"; and Pulse Productions, for the production of "Inika -- an Art Musical."
Molokai resident Sabryna Hauoli Corpuz won a silver award in the Trio Quest Awards 2007 national essay competition for her entry on cockfighting.
The annual competition is run by the University of Washington and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
Shining Stars appears several times a week in the Star-Bulletin