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Bank of Hawaii Presents 9th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival in May

Bank of Hawaii Presents 9th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival in May

On Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 2014, Bank of Hawaii Presents the Hawaii Book & Music Festival – the 9th edition of this annual celebration of story and song. The Festival takes place on the spacious Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds at Honolulu Hale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with FREE admission and FREE parking in several nearby locations.

The two days will be packed with readings and presentations by local, national and internationally celebrated authors and illustrators; a robust offering of music and stage performances; stimulating panel discussions on a variety of topics; story-telling and poetry slams; as well as activities and entertainment for the kids. Attendees also will enjoy the popular Bank of Hawaii Book Swap, book-seller booths and a multi-ethnic food court.

Among the nationally published authors on the schedule are:

• Adam Johnson, whose novel The Orphan Master’s Son, earned the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble presents new take on MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble presents new take on MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

What if Much Ado About Nothing was written to appease an angry queen? And what if it was written not by William Shakespeare, but rather, as some have speculated, by Edward DeVere, the 17th Earl of Oxford? Diving into the Shakespeare authorship question, that’s the premise behind the not-so-conventional approach that Hawaii Theatre Center Education Director Eden Lee Murray takes in directing the 20-member Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble in this romantic comedy, complete with the undertone of intrigue that links Lord Oxford and Elizabeth as lovers.

The production, appropriate for audiences in grade 6 and older, opens at Hawaii Theatre on April 23 with student matinee performances; public performances will be on April 25 and 26.

Kailua Town Knows How to Party

Kailua Town Knows How to Party

Kailua’s largest and most spirited family event, the 22nd Annual “I Love Kailua” Town Party, brings food, arts, crafts and fun to Kailua Road on Sunday, April 13. Festivities will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include the popular “Taste of Kailua” featuring dozens of Kailua restaurants and eateries, plus live music and hula performances; art in the park; handmade crafts from some 50 windward artisans; orchids and other plants for sale; keiki rides and activities sponsored by Kama‘aina Kids; community information booths; and Castle Medical Center’s mini health fair with free health screenings. Many Kailua businesses also have sales and special offers during the event.

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Island Insurance introduces new Contractors Errors and Omissions Coverage to Hawaii

Island Insurance introduces new Contractors Errors and Omissions Coverage to Hawaii

Island Insurance Company, Ltd., the State’s largest locally-owned Property and Casualty insurance carrier, is the first in Hawaii to offer Contractors Errors and Omissions (E & O) Coverage to its commercial insurance policyholders. 

Contractors E & O Coverage is an optional coverage that protects small contractors from claims of property damage against their work, product, or impaired property caused by unintentional faulty workmanship or materials.  With coverage limits of: $500,000 per claim limit and $1 million aggregate limit, this coverage is especially beneficial to small contractors and those engaged in specialized trades including but not limited to:

Windward Mall Springs Forward with April Events

This month spring is in full bloom with a bevvy of bright activities. For fashionistas, Patty’s Closet’s one-year anniversary event, April 4-6 will blend this season’s latest trends with fresh ideas. Those with a sweet tooth won’t want to miss Ben & Jerry’s free cone day on April 8. And every member of the family can get in on giving back by making things a little more bearable for island children at Prevent Child Abuse Hawai’i’s annual teddy bear drive on April 26.

And if you haven’t already paid him a visit, you’ll want to hop to it to Windward Mall’s Easter Bunny who is in town till April 19. And don’t forget to get your Easter basket ready for the City & County Department of Parks and Recreation’s Easter Egg-stravaganza on April 17.

Windward Mall’s April events include:

Hawaii symphony orchestra features rare violin in Prokofiev and Strauss concert

 Hawaii symphony orchestra features rare violin in Prokofiev and Strauss concert

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will feature guest violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and acclaimed Japanese conductor Junichi Hirokami this Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m., April 5 and 6, at the Neal Blaisdell Center. This highly anticipated Prokofiev and Strauss concert, the second of the Spring 2014 Halekulani Masterworks Series, has Meyers performing on her priceless 1741 “Vieuxtemps” Guarneri del Gesu.

A California native, Meyers is one of the world’s premier concert violinists. She is widely praised for her elegance and technical mastery of the instrument, showcasing her passion for classical music. Meyers is a top-selling recording artist with close to 30 albums to her credit, including her 2014 No. 1 classical bestseller, “The Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album.”