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Thursday, August 3, 2000


Courtesy Darin Miyashiro
The ancient court music of Japan will be featured
in a free concert Sunday.

Royal music
at the palace

Master Rev. Masatoshi Shamato, his apprentice Darin Miyashiro and the Hawai'i Gagaku Kenkyukai will be featured in a free gagaku performance from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of 'Iolani Palace.

Gagaku is an ancient form of Japanese court music and dance that originated in 7th and 8th century Asia. The graceful and stylized movements of gagaku dancing will also be featured.

This will mark the fourth concert in the 2000 Living Masters Concert Series co-sponsored by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts -- Folk Arts Program and the Friends of 'Iolani Palace.

The series features master artists and their apprentices who are striving to keep alive the art forms of the various ethnic groups within the community.

Shamato was born into a family of ministers in Japan's Aichi perfecture and began his formal training in gagaku at age 10.

Miyashiro began his study of gagaku in 1996 after studying koto.

For information about the SFCA's Folk Arts Program, call 586-0306.


Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation
A new batch of parents will be showing their toddlers
the finish line at the KSSK Baby Crawl contest
noon Saturday at the Farm Fair.

Plenty of farm fun
at the fair

The 28th annual Hawaii State Farm Fair -- with its farm animals, petting zoo and isle-grown produce -- continues through Sunday at the Aloha Stadium.

Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight today and tomorrow, and 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $2.50 for adults, $1.50 for keiki 5 to 12, free for keiki under 5.

Circo Garcia, a circus featuring motorcycle tricks, high-wire stunts and suspension acts, performs at 6:30 and 10 p.m. daily, with additional performances at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Here are more highlights:


6:30 p.m. -- Bromeliad culture class, Hawaii Bromeliad Society.
7:15 p.m. -- "Bee-utiful World of Honey" class, Hawaii Beekeepers Association.
7:30 p.m. -- Brothers Cazimero perform.
8 p.m. -- Learn to grow vegetables in containers, with Mark Takemoto, Dole Plantation
9:30 p.m. -- Imua performs.


6:30 p.m. -- Learn anthurium culture with Richard Okubo, Hawaiian Anthurium Society.
6:30 to 9 p.m. -- Augie T & Lanai, Baba B, Local Anastasia and Mana Ohana perform.
7:15 p.m. -- Dr. Terry Shintani's Hawaii Diet demonstration.
8 p.m. -- Caring for house plants class with Alluvion Inc.
9:30 p.m. -- Ten Feet performs.


Noon -- KSSK baby crawl.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Keiki activities for grades K to 6.
2 p.m. -- Watermelon Eating Contest with children and adult divisions ($200 adult first prize).
5:15 p.m. -- Mac-licious! cooking demonstration with Warren Sasaki, Kahala Mandarin Oriental
6 to 8p.m. -- FM100 Ukulele Stylin' Contest and Na Kane Nui
6:30 p.m. -- Learn to make lei and corsages with dendrobiums. Repeats at 8 p.m.
7 p.m. -- "You Like Beef?" demo and tasting, Pier Seven chefs.
9:30 p.m. -- Ho'okena performs.


(Free admission for one with empty Pepsi can from 6 p.m. to midnight.)

Noon to 5p.m. -- Keiki activities featuring terrariums and T-shirt and headband printing, Hawaii Nature Center
7:30 p.m. -- Koa Uka performs.
9:30 p.m. -- Kapena performs.

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