Star-Bulletin Features

Tuesday, April 24, 2001


Chris Isaak will perform Friday night at a private concert.

Winners only
at Isaak party

Singer, songwriter, actor Chris Isaak will perform Friday night in a private concert at the Big Island's Outrigger Waikoloa Beach Resort for 10 winners of a Showtime contest.

The winners also will receive a six-day, five-night trip for two at the resort.

The Chris Isaak Beach Party Sweepstakes contest ran Feb. 15 through March 22 on

The beach concert starts at 8:30 p.m. but will not be open to the public. About 50 other guests from mainland radio stations also will attend.

English teachers sought

The Foreign Resource Center of China is seeking American citizens interested in teaching English in China.

Positions available are for a teacher of basic English, a teacher of conversational English and teacher of commercial English. Applicants must be native English speakers.

Accommodations will be provided, and there will be a monthly stipend of 800 to 1100 yuan (about US$125). As an example of living expenses, a taxi cab ride is about 5 yuan, lunch costs 3 to 7 yuan.

Contracts are for a minimum of six months. No experience is required. To receive an application form, email your mailing address to

Master concerts at palace

Five free concerts featuring master artists will be held at 'Iolani Palace 2 to 3 p.m. the first Sunday of the month from May through September.

The performers are from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Folk Arts Program, developed 17 years ago to perpetuate traditional ethnic arts. The artists are:

>> May 6 -- Cantonese opera with masters Peter Soong and Meelin Hui.
>> June 3 -- Hawaiian falsetto singer master Richard Ho'opi'i
>> July 1 -- Gagaku, Japanese court music, performed by Master Rev. Masatoshi Shamoto and ensemble.
>> Aug. 5 -- Master Kenny Endo and his group will perform Japanese festival music.
>> Sept. 2 -- TBA

The concerts take place near the Coronation Pavilion. Bring a beach mat or chair. The concerts coincide with Kama'aina Sunday when all local residents are welcome to tour the palace for free. Make a tour reservation by calling 522-0832l.

Poetry at Atherton

What do a retired rocket scientist and a language/music teacher have in common? How about a love of poetry?

Milton Wilson is a retired rocket scientist who writes poetry under the nom de plume Al Oha. Keith Haugen of Waialae is a teacher who also writes poetry as Hans Christian Anderson, a name borrowed from his grandfathers, Hans Haugen and Capt. Christian Hultgren.

Wilson and Haugen will share their own poetry and a few of their favorite poems from other poets in a free 4 p.m. May 6 reading at Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka St.

For information, call 734-4332 or 955-8821.


This preview of films opening this weekend runs Tuesdays in the Star-Bulletin:

Driven -- Hoping to enjoy the box office success they did back in 1993 with "Cliffhanger," Sylvester Stallone and director Renny Harlin take their action flick savvy to the race car track. Stallone produced, wrote the screenplay and stars in this thriller about a has-been racer brought back to the big leagues to tutor a promising but hot-headed rookie. (PG-13)

One Night at McCool's -- McCool's is a bar and the night in question involves the local femme fatale (Liv Tyler) and the three men (Matt Dillon, Paul Reiser and John Goodman) who are willing to let her ruin their lives just to be near her. Michael Douglas plays a sleazy hit man. (R)

Town & Country -- This romantic comedy about midlife marital crises has experienced just about the same rocky ride, with numerous rewrites and reshoots dating back to June 1998! Can a top-notch cast of Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Garry Shandling and Goldie Hawn save this movie, let along their characters' marriages? We'll see. (R)

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