Arts and Culture

Vaccine certificates from one country may not be accepted by another

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Vaccine passports could become a bureaucratic nightmare for some people as large events in some countries require proof of immunization against Covid-19. A case in point is the Springsteen On …

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‘Guerrero Dos’ wins big at International Film Festival Manhattan Spring 2021

By Joanne Soriano EBC New York Bureau (Eagle News) —EBC FIlms Guerrero Dos Tuloy Ang Laban wins big at the International Film Festival Manhattan Spring 2021 held in New York. This heart warming sequel to the award-winning film “Guerrero” follows …

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Miss Mexico crowned Miss Universe 2020 as Latin America dominates finals

  (Eagle News) — Miss Mexico’s Andrea Meza was crowned Miss Universe 2020 in Florida as the pageant returned to the stage on the evening of May 16 in the US after being postponed last year due to the COVID …

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Chairy Orchard grows hundreds of chairs, helps homeless

(Eagle News) — Imagine yourself, on a piece of land where chairs keep sprouting up — all kinds, in different shapes and sizes. Well, if you are anywhere near Denton, Texas, this picture you are playing in your head just …

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Japanese-American WWII Soldiers remembered on “Go For Broke Day”

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau (Eagle News) – Hawaii Governor David Ige proclaimed April 5, 2021 as “Go For Broke Day” in honor of the thousands of men of Japanese heritage who, despite facing discrimination by the very country …

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World-renowned Hawaii cultural festival resumes this summer after cancelling in 2020 due to COVID-19

by Alfred Acenas (EBC Hawaii-Pacific) HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The annual Merrie Monarch Festival at Hawaii’s Big Island will be back this summer, according to organizers. The event was cancelled last year due because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The health …

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25 audio recordings selected for Library of Congress National Recording Registry

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The popular Hawaiian rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” / ”What A Wonderful World” is one of 25 works to be included in the National Recording Registry of the Library …

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Hawaiian Kingdom women, their legacies remembered during Women’s History Month

HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Whether as queens or princesses, the women of Hawaii’s royal court made history in their own right, rivaling their 19th century European counterparts. Here are just some of those women who left their legacies that still …

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On this day in history: The Star Spangled Banner becomes U.S. National Anthem

  By Emilio Valerio EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) — For more than a century and a half after being established as a nation, the United States of America did not have its own national anthem. It …

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Notable African Americans with Hawaii ties remembered during Black History Month

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Although their population in the Islands is only about 2.2% according to the U.S. Census Bureau, African Americans have contributed significantly to Hawaii’s history for more than 200 years.  Here is just a sample of …

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University of Hawaii alumni produce album with folk songs translated to Filipino, Hawaiian to support local nonprofits

HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Kāwili, an album that features 11 Filipino folk songs translated into ʻōlelo Hawaii (Native Hawaiian) and two Hawaiian songs rendered in Ilokano, is a joint project by two University of Hawaii (UH) alumni, Lance Collins and …

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Hawaii remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit, speech to community

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – On February 19, 1964, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech to University of Hawaii (UH) students, faculty, and staff, along with community members at Andrews Outdoor Theatre in Honolulu. According …

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