Marshall Islands president Chris Loeak, along with the country’s finance, health and interior ministers welcomed Youth With A Mission Ship “Hawaii Aloha” to their nation April 4. The ship is commissioned out of Kailua-Kona.
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He didn’t know it at the time, but Jimmie Vaughan hit a crossroads at the age of 13.
What do a Southern belle, three hookers, a grumpy curmudgeon and an unstable brother and sister all have in common? They’re all residents of a seedy, rent-by-the-week hotel in downtown Baltimore. Lanford Wilson’s critically acclaimed dramatic comedy is set in the lobby of the Hotel Baltimore, and focuses on its residents who are faced with eviction when the decaying property is condemned. A tale of lost souls caught up in urban decay, “The Hot l Baltimore” comes to the stage Friday at The Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu, and runs through May 4.
Cactus survives in lava field at the Old Kona Airport Park. Bevy McGill/Community Contributor
Final deadline for insurance enrollment
The Kona Music Society is taking an international journey in its annual spring concert at 4 p.m. April 27 at the Sheraton Kona Resort &Spa at Keauhou Bay. Steered by an indigenous beat, the rhythmic voyage will begin with Ariel Ramirez’s famed Latin Mass “Misa Criolla,” then travel around the world with the Youth Chorus’ global repertoire, and finish in Hawaii nei with a selection of hapa haole songs from 20th century Hawaii.
Kahilu hosting Prince Dance Institute
Easter lillies bloom just in time for Easter. Catherine Calzada/Community Contributor
‘Godot’ auditions are Sunday, Monday
Parker School’s Dramatiques will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” from April 25 to May 4 in the Parker School Theatre. The production will feature Mady Harper as Cinderella, Sean Dunnington as Prince Christopher, Maia Tarnas as the Fairy Godmother, Carrie Hiller as the Stepmother, Breanna Bellatti as stepsister Grace and Anna McFarland as stepsister Joy.
The annual Big Island Senior Stars Talent Show was held April 11 at the Old Kona Airport Park’s Makaeo Events Pavilion. More than 270 seniors representing 19 clubs participated. The results of the competition were as follows:
Sky gazers caught a glimpse of the “blood moon” crossing the Earth’s shadow Tuesday in all its splendor.
Prostate cancer group meets today
Innovations Public Charter School students held a performance and fundraiser for their music program March 29. The event was hosted by the Pacific Rim Education Foundation at the Hawaii Queen Coffee Garden.
A very rainy day did not stop Parker lower school students from participating in their annual Jump Rope for Heart event for the American Heart Association.