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APAC announces 2014-15 season

Aloha Performing Arts Company recently kicked off its 27th production season with its 21st annual Original Play Festival, which featured staged readings of seven new, unpublished, unproduced plays in four days. The main stage season of fully produced shows begins in October, with the Gothic musical thriller “Jekyll and Hyde.” This moody, evocative tale is loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. With book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and music by Frank Wildhorn, the show runs Oct. 10 through Nov. 2.

Grant to benefit Hiki No

PBS Hawaii’s student news program and statewide digital media learning initiative, Hiki No, has received a three-year, $2.1 million grant from the Stupski Family Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation.

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Tahiti Fete winners announced

Ballet Folklorico Bali Hai from Mexico won overall at the 2014 Tahiti Fete of Hilo. With more than 100 dancers, the group won in every major category of Tahitian dance and music. Dancers filled the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in perfect choreography. The group brought 200 people to Hilo from their home town of Cuautitlan Izcalli. Three other groups from Mexico also performed at the event.

Universal Design for Learning workshop set

Hawaii Learning Resource will offer a workshop for kindergarten through 12th-grade educators presented by Kavita Rao. “Universal Design for Learning: Strategies and Tools to Engage Diverse Learners” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at Kanu o ka Aina New Century Public Charter School, 64-1043 Hiiaka St. in Waimea.