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2015-04-17 06:20

“No curtain. No scenery.” This was Thornton Wilder’s simple set directions for his revolutionary, minimalistic production of “Our Town,” which won him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938. During an era of elaborate sets and frivolous theatrics, Wilder’s style stood out as original, and “Our Town” became his greatest and best-known work as a playwright. The Aloha Performing Art Company’s production of “Our Town” opens at 7:30 p.m. today at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu and runs through May 3.

Volcano Update

2015-04-17 11:57

Three areas of breakouts remained active in the upslope portion of the June 27 lava flow, the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Friday.

Local Features

2015-04-17 00:06

Waves collide with the coastline at Kealakekua Bay. Jonathan Tay/Community Contributor


2015-04-15 00:05

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2015-04-17 00:05

Legislators say they want to clear an obstacle to U.S. prosperity: burdensome regulation of the community banks on which much of small-town America relies. It’s a worthy goal, but Congress isn’t pursuing it the right way.