Cara Horibe, far left, of Fanny Pak was eliminated from "America's Best Dance Crew" yesterday.
Second Hawaii dancers voted off TV contest
After making it to the final three, Hawaii dancer Cara Horibe and Fanny Pak were eliminated from MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" last night in an emotional prelude to the finale in two weeks.
The groups Fanny Pak and Super Crew fell to the bottom two, while So Real Cru remained safe.
Horibe, 24 and a Castle High School graduate, has been living and working in Los Angeles for two years, which is how she met the other dancers in Fanny Pak -- most of whom are from the L.A. area.
Despite the completion of their run on the reality series, Fanny Pak remains a crowd favorite and likely will take part in a national tour beginning in September.
Horibe was the second Hawaii dancer to score on the national dancing scene this summer. Another Castle grad, Mark Kanemura, made it to the final six on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" but was eliminated last week.
Dalai Lama movie comes to Hilo
"Dalai Lama Renaissance" opens tomorrow in Hilo at the Palace Theatre, 38 Haili St., to coincide with the Beijing Summer Olympic games.
In the documentary, which examines China's human rights policies, the Dalai Lama discusses calls for economic sanctions against China, and emphasizes that he could not support sanctions, as they would hurt the ordinary Chinese poor.
The film has won more than a dozen film festival awards, and is the official selection of 40 film festivals around the world, where it consistently has attracted sold-out audiences.
HOME & GARDEN
Kapolei hosts gardening event
Transform your back yard into a source of fresh food for your family by taking the edible-garden workshop tomorrow at Kapolei High School.
The 9-10 a.m. class, led by Anthony M. Ortiz, is designed for both "weekend" gardeners and kindergarten to high-school grade level teachers who want to share this information with their students.
Topics covered include selecting plants, how to start growing them, creating healthy soil, transplanting seedlings and nontoxic methods for pest control.
Registration is required. Call 343-9818 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $8.
Kapolei High School is the site of a planned "green" learning center, and this event is part of the Malama Learning Center's efforts to support sustainable living throughout the state.