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Tuesday, August 1, 2000


Arthur, by Marc Brown

Imagine your teacher
in your home

What would kids do if their teacher moved into their home?

Serve her breakfast in bed? Make him clean out the kitty litter? The answer could pay off for the winner of the "Off to School '00" writing and drawing contest sponsored by Borders Books & Music, and Parenting and Family Life magazines.

Children in pre-school through fourth grade can enter the contest by drawing or writing a story based on the theme, "What would you do if your teacher moved in?"

Entries will be judged in three categories: Preschool through kindergarten (drawing), grades one and two (stories), and grades three and four (stories). The contest begins Aug. 15, and submissions are due on Nov. 1.

The national grand prize winner and family will travel to New York to meet author Marc Brown at the opening of the Children's Museum of Manhattan's May 2001 exhibit, "Arthur's World," based on the cartoon aardvark created by Brown.

In conjunction with the contest and Brown's soon-to-be released book, "Arthur's Teacher Moves In," Borders Waikele will be hosting an "Arthur" theme party beginning 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16. There will be storytelling, as well as prizes and crafts.

Registration forms are available at Borders stores, and entries may be dropped off at Borders. For more information, call 676-6699.



Coming to the big screen

Scheduled to open Friday:

Coyote Ugly

A college student gets a job as a bar maid at a nightclub called Coyote Ugly, where the other female employees provoke the clientele and press with their mischief.

Hollow Man

Paul Verhoeven's update on "The Invisible Man" stars Kevin Bacon as an invisible supergeek stalking his colleagues and ex-lover Elizabeth Shue.

Space Cowboys

Clint Eastwood, James Garner and Tommy Lee Jones star as aged Air Force pilots enlisted to go into outer space.


The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson realizes that his ultimate allegiance must be to himself and his heritage.

There will also be Saturday sneak previews:

The Replacements

With Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman. A comedy about underdog football players thrown into the limelight following the NFL strike.


Break for new groups

Hawaii Theatre will be hosting an audition noon to 3 p.m. Saturday for new groups that play traditional Hawaiian music.

Up to six groups -- duos to quartets -- that play acoustic or lightly amplifed music will perform 30 minutes prior to the opening of each concert in the 2000-2001 Millennium Hawaiian Music Series.

There is no payment for the spots, but the exposure may prove invaluable due to the caliber of the headliners. The concerts will feature Hapa (Sept. 1); Amy & Willie K (Oct. 20); The Makaha Sons (Jan. 26); The Brothers Cazimero (March 2); Na Leo (April 6); and Ho'okena (May 11).

Groups must bring two songs, one uptempo and one lyrical. Each group will have a 10-minute audition. To schedule a slot, call Andrew Meader at 791-1306.

For information about the series or tickets, call t528-0506.


Hoike honors Hewett

Kuhai Halau O Kawaikapuokalani Pa 'Olapa Kahiko will give two stage performances for its 23rd annual Hoike Aug. 26 at Castle High School's Ron Bright Auditorium. The matinee performance will be at 2 p.m. and the evening show begins at 7.

The halau will showcase the songs and dances of its founder Kawaikapuokalani Hewett. Performances will also show Hewett's influence in the work of other halau and kumu hula.

Halau participating are Kuhai Halau O Mapuana Pa 'Olapa Kahiko, under the direction of kumu hula Mapuana Ringler; Kuhai Halau O Kahealani Pa 'Olapa Kahiko (Kahealani Mikaele); Kuhai Halau O Nalani Pa 'Olapa Kahiko (Nalani Badua); Halau Ke Kia 'i a 'o Hula (Kapi'olani Ha'o); Halau Kawaianuhealehua (Ina Kanei); Ke'ala School of Hula from Kobe, Japan (Kaoru Maeda); and kumu hula Blaine Kia's and kumu hula Kahale Naki's halau.

Other entertainers scheduled:

2 p.m. -- Leilani Bond, Darlene Ahua, Lim Family and Olomana.
7 p.m. -- Lim Family, Akoni, Makaha Sons and Genoa Keawe.

Tickets are $15 donation. Call Aunty Alice at 235-3603 or the Hoike Hotline at 235-8211.

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