Arts and Culture

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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Hawaiian Kingdom’s last monarch championed respect, nonviolence despite being overthrown

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The measure of a leader can be determined by how they handle defeat. And no better was it shown than by the Kingdom of Hawaii’s only ruling queen and last sovereign, Lili’uokalani.   How she …

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Barack Obama high school basketball jersey sets new record at online auction

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The #23 high school basketball jersey worn by former US President Barack Obama was sold at an online auction on Friday, December 4. The buyer’s identity was not disclosed as of this report. According to …

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Hawaii’s historic Hanauma Bay reopens with added precautions for public safety, preservation

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve located in East Oahu reopened on Wednesday, December 2 after being closed for months as a precaution due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “We are thrilled to be able …

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Hawaii observes another independence day, albeit largely forgotten

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – While Hawaii at present celebrates Statehood Day on the third Friday in August, as well as American Independence Day on July 4, there is one other important day that some Island residents continue to observe. …

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