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Pixar LAVA

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Film

Hawaii’s beauty has inspired artists for decades, resulting in photography, painting, jewelry and, most recently, animation. James Ford Murphy of Pixar Animation Studios found the scenery of Hawaii so alluring, he created and directed “LAVA,” a musical love story set in the Islands. Working with producer Andrea Warren, Jim tells the story of a volcano’s search for love. Let’s hear how they brought “LAVA” to life. 

Hōkūle‘a

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Hawaii Culture

In January 2014, the Hōkūleʻa, a replica of a Polynesian double-hulled voyaging canoe, began its voyage around the world. After stopping in Tahiti and Samoa, it headed south to New Zealand. Let’s take a look as thousands welcomed the Hōkūleʻa and her sister waʻa Hikianalia, and reaffirmed the ancestral connections shared among the people of Polynesia.

 

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Nature Conservancy

Posted on April 24, 2015 in Nature

The Islands are filled with exquisite natural diversity that includes coral reefs, volcanic landscapes and lush mountain rainforests. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to protect Hawaii’s lands and waters. In particular, native forests which play a significant role in Hawaii’s ecosystem.

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Big Surf

Posted on April 24, 2015 in Hawaii Watersports

While Hawaii is known for its tranquil settings, it’s also known for powerful and dangerous surf. And, in the sport of big wave surfing, the bigger the wave, the better. For a while tow-in surfing and windsurfing made it possible to ride massive waves that were once unattainable, but, today, all alone, man and board face waves of unimaginable sizes. Today, we’ll take a close look at how adrenaline chasers have found a way to catch big waves like never before.

Subscapes

Posted on April 24, 2015 in Arts

Hawaii has always been known for its beautiful landscapes, but what happens when you blend spectacular island scenery with under water sonar, photography and oil paint. Let’s find out as we follow an artistic duo that combines their skills to create a new way of seeing Hawaii’s beauty. It may change the way you see it too.

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Kupaoa

Posted on April 24, 2015 in Hawaiian Music

What happens when you blend Hawaiian and Japanese musical talent? You get to enjoy beautiful music by the Japanese Hawaiian music group, Kaulana, and multi Na Hoku Hanohano award winners, Kupaoa. Sit back and relax as we listen to the music from Na Pua Mohala.

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Lovely Hula Hands

Posted on December 2, 2014 in Hawaiian Music

In 1939, Honolulu-born Robert Alexander Anderson was inspired by the beautiful movements of a hula dancer and wrote “Lovely Hula Hands,” which became an instant hit. Today, well-known musician Robert Cazimero has rerecorded this old time favorite and made it his own. Let the relaxing sights and sounds remind you of our Islands as you listen to this beautiful, updated version and watch the hula movements of Hawaiian Airlines’ own Debbie Nakanelua-Richards.

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Family Ingredients

Posted on December 2, 2014 in Cuisine

Enjoy this episode of “Family Ingredients,” a traveling food show hosted by local Chef Ed Kenney. This particular story takes us to the Nakasone family reunion as Chef Kenney visits with Hawaiʻi’s famed Chef Alan Wong in his hometown of Wahiawa, located in Oahu’s central valley. As we see here in Hawai’i, food is at the heart of family gatherings and connects the generations to family values, tradition and culture.

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Nupepa

Posted on December 1, 2014 in Hawaii Culture

More than 100 Hawaiian-language newspapers were published here in the Islands between 1834 and 1948. The result was more than one million typescript pages of text, one of the largest native-languages collections in the western world. Featuring traditional and contemporary hula, “Ka Leo Kanaka” pays tribute to this recently discovered Hawaiian culture and history. Enjoy their mesmerizing interpretation of unique Hawaiian stories, chants and news founds in thousands of newspapers.

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WhatSUP

Posted on December 1, 2014 in Hawaii Watersports

Many of the surfing spots on Hawai‘i Island are secret, and are usually not crowded. In this story, we explore some of these hidden gems, so you can experience the waves just like the locals do.

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Na ‘Aina Kai

Posted on December 1, 2014 in Nature

A garden starts with planting just one seed, but when Joyce and Ed Doty retired to Kilauea, Kauaʻi, and began their garden in the 1980s, they never imagined it would grow into Na ʻAina Kai, a 240-acre botanical garden and sculpture park that is now open to the public. Na ʻAina Kai, meaning “land by the sea,” offers visitors the chance to explore a multitude of beautiful gardens and one of the largest collections of bronze sculpture in the United States.

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Hōkūle‘a Arrives in Tahiti

Posted on December 1, 2014 in Hokulea

Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia are Polynesian canoes that departed O‘ahu earlier this year on a three-year journey around the world to encourage a more sustainable planet. This segment details Hōkūleʻa's and Hikianalia's successful arrival in Tahiti, marking the completion of the first international leg of the Worldwide Voyage. The trip continues through French Polynesia, Rarotonga, and American Samoa.

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