Da Kine
Thursday, April 3, 1997

"No Na Mamo," showing preparations by 81-year-old
Emily Kau'i Zuttermeister and her family for the 1990
Merrie Monarch Festival, encores 7 p.m. Saturday on KHET.

Hilo makes Merrie

Tune in tonight for the start of 16 hours of hula over three straight days during KITV4's live telecast of the 34th annual Merrie Monarch Festival, the world's premiere hula competition.

A dozen dancers seek the Miss Aloha Hula title from 6 to 11 p.m. today. Coverage continues with 22 halau competing in hula kahiko (traditional) from 6 to 11 p.m. tomorrow, then hula 'auana (modern) and awards from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

Paula Akana and Kimo Kahoano co-host the coverage from the Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium in Hilo.

Denver in Honolulu

Folk singer John Denver performs with the Honolulu Symphony 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Waikiki Shell.

Denver has written many songs including "Leaving On a Jet Plane" for Peter, Paul and Mary. He also hit the pop charts with "Take Me Home, Country Road," "Rocky Mountain High," "Sunshine on My Shoulders," and more. Besides singing and songwriting, Denver has acted in the movie "Oh, God" and the TV show "Foxfire."

Tickets are $12.50 to $45. Call 545-4000.

Cruises ply fresh Hawaii cuisine

Hawaii Regional Cuisine hits the waves. Beef Tenderloin Tournedos, Slow- Roasted Island Tomatoes and Tropical Vacherin of Fresh Lilikoi and Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream Meringue Cake highlight new Navatek cruise menus by George Mavrothalassitis, senior executive chef of Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.

"More and more, people are more sophisticated and they want to experience local foods," he said of his isle-inspired menus incorporating Hawaiian mahimahi, Haden mango, Ka'u oranges, green papaya and Maui onion.

Navatek cruises depart from Honolulu's Pier 6. Tickets are $140 for 5 p.m. sunset cruises featuring music by Nohelani Cypriano, and $75 and $125 for 8:15 p.m. city-lights cruises featuring Cathy Foy. Kamaaina rates are available. Call 848-6360.

Nene state duck stamp entry

"Ka Nene Ma Ka Mauna," a colored-pencil drawing of a nene by 14-year-old Taraka Goodman-Robinson of Waiakea High School, has been named the state Best of Show in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The drawing will compete with 50 other state winners Washington, D.C. April 30.

The national winner will receive $2,500 and a trip to Washington, D.C. for the artist, a parent and a teacher to attend the adult Federal Duck Stamp Contest Nov.r 4-6, and will have his or her drawing used for a U.S. postage stamp to be issued this summer.

Goodman-Robinson's rendition of the state bird will be displayed April 21-25 in the lobby of the Federal Building, and will be shown at the Earth Day observance April 27 in Kapiolani Park.

Curtain rises on drama education

The Alliance for Drama Education hosts two free drama demonstrations at Border's Books and Music, Ward Centre, on Saturday in hope of increasing awareness about the benefits of drama education in Hawaii's classrooms.

The demonstrations are at 1 and 3 p.m. and educators will be answering questions and speaking to students, educators and parents.

For 17 years, ADE has taught performance and communication skills to more than 300,000 students in grades K through 12. ADE's educators say that skills learned through drama help students to develop the self-esteem for success later in life.

For more information, call 536-5099.

100th offers aid

The Sons & Daughters of the 100th Infantry Battalion will award scholarships to three deserving students. Awards range from $500 to $1,000.

An applicant must be a full-time college undergraduate or a high school graduating senior who will attend an institution of higher learning.

Students will be recognized for their excellence in academics and community service, as well as their pursuit of promoting the legacy of the 100th Infantry Battalion -- the first U.S. Army combat unit composed of Americans of Japanese ancestry.

In addition, applicants for the One Puka Puka Achievement Scholarship must be a descendent of a World War II 100th Infantry Battalion veteran.

For applications, call Drusilla Tanaka at 946-0272. The application deadline is April 25.

Maui ties

The Maui County Bar Association is accepting applications for its 1997-98 MCBA/Arthur T. Ueoka Scholarship Award. The scholarship is presented annually to a student at an accredited law school who has significant ties to Maui County and who demonstrates compelling financial need.

Letters of application and a resume should be sent to Caroline Peters Egli, Esq.; Mancini, Rowland & Welch; 33 Lono Ave. Suite 470; Kahului, Hawaii 96732.

The deadline for applications is June 30, 1997. The award will be announced in late August.

For more information, call Egli at 871-8351.

Theater classes to open

George House Academy and Manoa Valley Theatre are collaborating to open the Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts.

The new academy offers non-credit classes in performing arts to children and adults beginning April 7. Multi-discipline training in theater arts, music and dance at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels will be taught by local theater talents and entertainers.

To register for spring classes, call Edwin Sanders at 533-3015.

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