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Frank B. Shaner's falsetto contest is set for Aug. 17.

Can you sing falsetto?

Applications are now being accepted for the eighth annual Frank B. Shaner Hawaiian Falsetto Contest on Aug. 17.

The contest is open statewide to amateur men at least 18 years old (an amateur being someone who has never made a professional recording).

Application forms are available by calling Aloha Festivals at 589-1771 or e-mail alohafes@ Applicants must include a demo tape of the song they intend to sing at the event.

Completed applications must be submitted by Friday.

Produce PBS program

Pacific Islanders in Communications is calling for proposals for programs intended for airing nationwide on public television.

While all genres of programming are welcome -- documentary, performance, narrative, animation, children's or cultural/public affairs -- PIC's Media Fund 2002 is particularly interested in projects that examine and illuminate the indigenous Pacific Islander experience.

The organization awards up to $50,000 for production and completion proposals. Research and development projects may receive up to $15,000.

Applications and guidelines are available online at the PIC Web site,

Applications are due by Aug. 2. For information, call Gus Cobb-Adams at 591-0059 or e-mail

More chicken soup

Do you have a heart-warming, insightful and moving story about the life of working women? The authors of the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling book series, "Chicken Soup for the Soul" are looking for stories to include in "Chicken Soup for the Working Women's Soul."

A "Chicken Soup" story is an inspirational, often humorous, true account of an event, a relationship, a lesson learned or a dream fulfilled that leads to basic principles readers can apply to their own lives.

It may be a memory of a mentor that inspired you to achieve more than you thought you could, the unique joys and challenges of being a working mom, or taking the leap of faith to pursue your own business.

Chapters planned are: Balancing Family and Work, Working at Home, Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Making a Difference, Friends and Mentors, Networking, Pioneers and Trailblazers, Living Your Dream and Special Moments.

Send stories to "Chicken Soup for the Working Woman's Soul" at 2425 E. Camelback Road, No. 515, Phoenix, Ariz. 85016. (Materials will not be returned.) Or fax submissions to (602) 508-8912, or email

The average/maximum word count is 750 to 1,200 words. For each story selected for the book, a 50-word biography will be included about the author and a permission fee of $300 will be paid for one-time rights. For a sample story, go online to

There are no limits to the number of submissions, but stories must be received no later than July 16.

Show us your shorts

Entries are being accepted for the 2002 'Ohina Short Film Showcase, to be held Oct. 18 and 19 at the Honolulu Academy of Arts Theater.

The showcase was created to support a variety of local independent filmmakers and provide them with a chance to exhibit their films to the local community.

Entries must not run more than 30 minutes and film shorts under 10 minutes are encouraged. The deadline for all entries is Aug 2.

Entry forms are available at Blockbuster Video locations at Ala Moana, Kailua and at the Market City Shopping Center. The entry fee is $10.

For information, call the 'Ohina hotline at 951-4413.

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