Artist Kunio Ekiguchi will give a free demonstration on creative Japanese gift wrapping at TEMARI tomorrow.

TEMARI hosts demo

TEMARI's first visiting artist, Kunio Ekiguchi will turn 73 and will give a free demonstration of Japanese gift-wrapping from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the center's new location in the Honpa Hongwanji Annex Hall at 1727 Pali Highway.

Ekiguchi is well-known for his expertise in gift-wrapping, from creating boxes to folding elaborate tatoh (gift envelope) and in using the furoshiki (a square piece of cloth) for wrapping. He is the author of several books: "Gift Wrapping: Creative Ideas from Japan," "The Book of Boxes," "A Japanese Touch for the Seasons" and "The New Book of Boxes."

For information, call 536-4566 or visit

TEMARI, Center for Asian and Pacific Arts is a nonprofit organization perpetuating traditional Asian-Pacific arts and contemporary expression.

Emme's back, bringing health

Tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m. on KGMB, Emme Tominbang is back on the tube.

"Emme's Island Living" is a new weekly show featuring island celebrities discussing their secrets of wellness and health with Tomimbang.

The debut show features singer Robert Cazimero and disc jockey Wili Moku discussing how they deal with diabetes. Moku had both legs amputated because of the disease.

Every show will fall under the broad heading of wellness or lifestyle, and feature not only celebrities, but experts in various fields.

Jazz at Kapono's

The University of Hawaii Jazz Ensemble will perform a fund-raising concert at Kapono's in the Aloha Tower Marketplace at 7 p.m. Monday, before leaving Wednesday to perform at the prestigious Reno Jazz Festival Saturday.

Established in 1963, the fest provides students with a jazz intensive experience, with performances and workshops. The fund-raiser will help defray travel costs.

Also on the bill will be guest artists including Gabe Baltazar, Tim Tsukiyama, Noel Okimoto, Rick Broadwell, Brien Matson and Steve Jones.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Sing it girl

Female musicians who write and perform their own music are welcome to enter the 3rd annual Pantene Pro-Voice Music Competition for a chance to win a demo recording contract with Atlantic Records, national exposure on MTV, and a trip to the 2003 MTV Video Awards ceremony.

The contest is for unsigned female solo artists and female-fronted bands, ages 14 to 24. Submit an application form, a written copy of your song's lyrics, and a recording on tape, CD or MP3, along with a photo. Applicants under age 18 will require parent/guardian consent.

Mail entries to: ALLIANCE / Attn: Pantene Pro-Voice / 777 Third Avenue, 4th Floor / New York, NY 10017.

Log onto for an application. The deadline to enter is May 31.

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